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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Susan Lura Sanson, MEd, RT (R)(QM)(Concordia University of Wisconsin)
Description: This book contains a variety of orthopedic positions and radiographs of the extremities and joints of the body. It is presented in a unique fashion using icons to facilitate quick referencing.
Purpose: The purpose of the book is to provide comprehensive coverage of specialized orthopedic positions and projections. With the increase in orthopedic subspecialties, a text like this is truly needed. The author covers many specialty positions and presented them in a very precise and understandable format.
Audience: Every radiology department should have a copy of this book for its staff technologists. It is an excellent reference for special orthopedic positions. In addition, any radiography program could supplement a procedures class with this book.
Features: A picture is worth a thousand words, and this book with its anatomic drawings and radiographs brings image evaluation to a new level. The case studies are excellent. The layout is very logical and easy to follow. The icons as a guide to positioning along with the position drawings makes for a quick reference that can be used in the clinic or hospital setting.
Assessment: This is an excellent book to be used by the most seasoned diagnostic technologist or the new student. It provides comprehensive coverage on radiography of the joints and extremities. The anatomic illustrations and case studies will help one understand the rationale behind many of these unique orthopedic views.