The second edition of this book (first edition, 1987) contains a review of the purpose, history and methods of radiology, followed by didactics according to disease category. The purpose is to provide a single source containing the basic essentials of skeletal radiology. The book has worthy objectives that are met by the author. It seems to be written generally for chiropractic and medical students. The author is a credible authority in the subject matter. The book is illustrated appropriately and contains current and pertinent references. The table of contents is also adequate and the overall appearance of the book is good. The book has good quality, organization, text and images, making it useful for the student of skeletal radiology. This second edition adds new techniques and images that were not included in the first edition.
A comprehensive text on the radiology of skeletal disorders, for students, teachers, researchers, and practitioners. For this revised edition, color has been added to enhance readability and accentuate important points; a medicolegal implications sections follows many of the conditions discussed; algorithms are used in the chapter on the natural history of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis; a section on mnemonics appears at the end of each volume as a learning aid; new diagrams have been added, as well as new radiographic images; and the case material has been augmented with bone scans, CT, and MR imaging to reflect the technological revolution in musculoskeletal diagnosis. Updated references reflect the literature of most significant merit. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)