A practical comprehensive visual guide to the complex imaging appearance of axial spondyloarthritis in clinical practice.
This atlas is a collaboration between diagnostic imaging and rheumatology, providing an extensive array of images that illustrate the diverse pathology that occurs in the SIJ and spine in patients with axial SpA. While the primary focus is on MRI there are also examples of plain radiographic and CT findings to highlight the comparative advantages and disadvantages of different imaging modalities. Additional images also illustrate the potential pitfalls of MRI and the wide imaging and clinical differential diagnosis that can be confused with axSpA.
• User friendly with clear and concise descriptions of pathology with over 220 images.
• Over 100 images of normal imaging anatomy.
• Excellent visual guide for the radiologist and rheumatologist
• State of the art imaging.
• All cases are derived from rheumatology referral and offer excellent insight into everyday practice.
• Supported by reference drawing, summary tables.
• Includes a clinical case challenge with multiple MRI cases for review.
• Provides an in-depth review of a new MRI reporting system for axial SpA in clinical practice
"This book is complete. It contains the entire spectrum of imaging changes in all available imaging techniques for the spine and the sacroiliac joints, not only from patients with spondyloarthritis but also from others who have findings that mimic the disease. The provided images are of high quality and the accompanying drawings very useful for the inexperienced reader because they make it easy to follow the anatomical structures. In addition, and this is something I liked a lot, interesting cases of patients with images and their clinical details are provided, something that adds to the quality of this work.
I am happy to have been able to see this book. Congratulations to John O'Neill and Walter Maksymowych for their excellent work and wishes for a great success, but also for useful input from the readers of the book for a new edition in the future."
XENOFON BARALIAKOS, MD,
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Journal Rheumatol 2020