MRI of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors and Tumorlike Lesions: Differential Diagnosis and Atlas

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Practical. In-depth. Invaluable.

A guide to the diagnosis of tumors and tumorlike lesions of bone and soft tissue using MRI.

This unique encyclopedic guide takes the same approach you apply in clinical practice. It features fully illustrated differential diagnosis tables organized according to MRI findings and the locations of tumors. An in-depth reference section provides information on each lesion. In addition, almost 3000 high quality images make this practical text an invaluable tool in the diagnosis of common and rare tumors and other disorders of the musculoskeletal system.


  • 20 differential diagnosis tables based on anatomic locations of lesions rather than disease
  • Fully illustrated reference chapters containing concise, detailed information for each lesion - from relative frequency and age ranges to MRI findings, treatment, and prognosis
  • Over 2900 state-of-the-art illustrations covering the wide range of imaging features for various lesions
  • An exceptional level of detail, helping you to differentiate between diseases and conditions that have similar appearances
  • Extensive cross-referencing to further up-to-the minute resources

This is the definitive guide to MRI of musculoskeletal tumors. Whether you need a practical guide for day-to-day use or a comprehensive preparation tool for board examinations - keep this text close to the workstation.

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Editorial Reviews

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This is a well-organized and easy-to-use reference text. The atlas section excels, with a clear description of the condition and its associated histopathologic, conventional radiographic, computed tomographic, and MR imaging findings. This book successfully meets its goals of providing an up-to-date reference for clinicians, radiologists, and pathologists dealing with diagnostic bone and soft-tissue tumor and tumorlike dilemmas. It is a useful companion to standard musculoskeletal texts and will be helpful to general and subspecialized radiologists in academic or private practice settings.—Radiology (RSNA)A remarkable achievement...can serve as a reference source...a self-quiz...or it can be used as an authoritative description of all lesions the neuroradiologist may encounter...This is a well-written, attractive, perfectly formatted text that belongs either in the personal library of practicing neuroradiologists or, at the minimum, should be readily available in a sectional or departmental library.—American Journal of NeuroradiologyThis collection of musculoskeletal tumors and tumor-like conditions and their MRI appearances is as comprehensive as one can expect... Many rare entities are explored and very few are missing. The book is really two in one. Following a brief introduction, two sections first show and then tell the MRI world of musculoskeletal lesions... As a first edition, this volume is a heroic task. Dr. Meyers' atlas is a wonderful addition because of the depth and breadth of examples of MRI lesions covered in the book. The quality of the MR images is quite good. Dr. Meyers gets high points for indexing the lesions in this book: the index is superb. Now that I have this book it will be near me in the reading room and be consulted often, both for diagnostic and teaching purposes.—Douglas N. Mintz, Clinical ImagingThis is an excellent, beautifully illustrated, well-written, very well-organized text of MR bone and soft-tissue tumors. The image quality is absolutely superb throughout the entire text with 2,976 illustrations... The book is useful for learning MR imaging features, studying for the boards, generating a differential diagnosis, and referencing a particular entity. This book would be an excellent resource for residents, fellows, radiologists, pathologists, and orthopaedic surgeons. Any MR image reading room would benefit from a copy of this book.—Academic RadiologyConveniently organized...extensive references to the literature...a practical reference-style excellent resource for the broader medical community...the overall image quality is quite good...particularly useful in a busy referral center...a useful addition...recommend[ed].—AJR[Five stars] [An] image-rich atlas...uniquely structured to facilitate rapid access to a wealth of information...has absolutely no shortcomings...a high-quality book...a wonderful resource for any practicing radiologist or radiologist in training...highly recommend[ed]...without reservation. —Doody's
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Reviewer: Evan A Liokis, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This image-rich atlas is uniquely structured to facilitate rapid access to a wealth of information about individual tumors and the generation of reasonable differential diagnoses.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the MR imaging characteristics of tumors and tumor-like lesions and correlate them with both the pathologic appearance of these lesions and their clinical presentation and management. The authors stress the importance of using a multidisciplinary approach to discerning the correct diagnosis and ensuring optimal patient treatment. Overall, the book meets its objectives.
Audience: This reference is geared towards radiology residents, musculoskeletal radiology fellows, practicing radiologists, and orthopedic tumor surgeons. It is a well written, evidence-based book authored by a number of musculoskeletal radiologists and neuroradiologists who are obviously experts in the field.
Features: This wonderful book uniquely and thoroughly covers the MRI appearance of a gamut of bone and soft tissue tumors and the entities that may mimic neoplastic processes. What I love about this book is the way it is organized and the wealth of high quality images. Its unique structure allows the reader to easily tailor a refined differential diagnosis from the table portion of the book and, if desired, brush up on the specifics of each lesion in the atlas portion of the book. I also found the skull lesions and lesions of the spine particularly helpful. From the standpoint of what the authors hope to achieve with this publication, the book has absolutely no shortcomings that I can detect.
Assessment: This high quality book is a wonderful resource for any practicing radiologist or radiologist in training. I highly recommend it without reservation. It has a place in every radiology library and MRI reading room.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588902511
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 1/22/2008
  • Pages: 814
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.90 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery, Imaging Sciences, and Neurosurgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, USA

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