Problem Solving in Musculoskeletal Imaging with CD-ROM

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Elsevier’s new Problem Solving in Radiology series offers you a concise, practical, and instructional approach to your most common imaging questions. In the Musculoskeletal Volume, you’ll find expert guidance on how to accurately read what you see and how to perform common office procedures, including arthrography and biopsy. User-friendly features such as numerous tables, boxes, tips, rules of thumb, and an atlas-style appendix put today’s best practices at your fingertips. A full-color design, including more than 700 high-quality images highlight critical elements and compliment the text, to enhance your understanding. Best of all, a bonus CD provides you with musculoskeletal CT, MRI, and ultrasound protocols, patient questionnaires, and an appendix that details how to properly image the hip.

• Features problem-solving advice to help you accurately identify what you see, especially those images that are not cut and dry.
• Offers how-to-do-it guidance on the two most commonly performed procedures in private practice, arthrography and biopsy.
• Highlights tricks-of-the-trade, tables, boxes, rules of thumb, and other points for easy reference.
• Incorporates high-quality images and a full-color design that illuminate important elements.
• Includes a CD containing musculoskeletal CT, MRI, and ultrasound protocols—including general indications for use and special situations such as dealing with metal artifacts—patient questionnaires that help you make the best imaging choices, and a hip appendix that offers expert guidance on how to properly image the hip.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Richard Tupler, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book on musculoskeletal imaging is part of a new series that promises to offer a concise, practical, and instructional approach to commonly encountered imaging questions. It provides guidance on how to accurately interpret imaging examinations based on the authors' experience and how to perform common procedures, including arthrography and biopsy. The book is essentially divided into three areas: technical issues and exam optimization; approach to musculoskeletal diseases including arthritis, tumor and infection; and the imaging of specific joints.
Purpose: The authors' stated purpose is to distill their expert experience and approach to clinical musculoskeletal challenges, rather than index the imaging appearance of common musculoskeletal problems, in an attempt to help readers accurately identify what they see on the images. This problem-solving is accomplished through numerous user friendly tables, tips, pearls, and tables simply laid out, similar to a PowerPoint presentation. The emphasis is on the images, with the text serving to complement the visuals. The book succeeds, presenting an extensive number of clear images and figures accompanied by succinct teaching points related to common diseases, disorders, and injuries. Specifically, the PowerPoint type approach enables quick learning and review.
Audience: Because it is so well organized, clinically oriented, and easy to read, this is an ideal quick reference for use in clinical practice at the viewing station. Though not explicitly stated, it is obvious that anyone involved in the interpretation of musculoskeletal MR images would find this book valuable. It is suitable for practitioners as well as radiology residents in training, particularly as a quick reference for general radiologists reading musculoskeletal MR. There is no topic that one would likely encounter clinically that is missing.
Features: The true strength of this book lies in its figures and tables, which are formatted in a way to provide an easy to read and understand format. The text complements and reinforces the more than 700 well done images. In this way, the pearls are clearly elucidated and easily understood. As an extra bonus, a CD is included with detailed musculoskeletal CT, MRI, and ultrasound protocols, dictation and review templates, sample patient questionnaires, and an appendix on how to properly image the hip.
Assessment: This concise, economical, and user-friendly tool has particular value during the day at the view box where dedicated reading is not possible and a quick review of the relevant key differential issues with appropriate images may be more efficient and practical. The formatted images are like having a musculoskeletal expert beside you. As such, this book is appropriate for all levels of training, particularly those looking for a quick review of relevant imaging issues and findings while interpreting musculoskeletal MR cases in clinical practice.
From the Publisher
"To summarize, the book represents an excellent tool for radiologists in training, general radiologists, and also for the referring clinicians, who want to get an overview on the field with a well written text, and who want a practical guide for the clinical approach. Here, the section on procedures and protocols is especially useful. Tables, tips and rules of thumb of obviously very experienced authors provide an easy and instructional access to all the important MSK imaging issues." - Noebauer-Huhmann I. Book review. Eur J Radiol (2009), doi:10.1016/j.ejrad.2009.04.053

"The references are up to date, and limited to essentials. A welcome feature is the introduction of common surgical procedures of the shoulder, as well as imaging of the postoperative knee.The anatomical full-color pictures clarify the anatomy, and several tables and boxes concentrate on the essential information. This book is highly recommended for anyone involved in musculoskeletal radiology." Acta Radiolgica, 2009

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323040341
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/13/2008
  • Pages: 788
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Advanced Modalities: protocols and optimization

1. Optimization of Musculoskeletal Imaging (also see supplementary materials)

II. Procedures

2. Arthrography

3. Biopsy

III. Problem Solving: Disease Categories

4. Arthritis

5. Infection

6. Tumor

IV. Problem Solving: Anatomic Regions

7. Shoulder

8. Elbow

9. Wrist

10. Hand

11. Hip/pelvis

12. Knee

13. Ankle

14. Foot

15. Muscle/soft tissue Imaging

Supplementary Materials:

A. MRI protocols

B. MRI patient questionnaires and templates

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