Challenging Cases in Musculoskeletal Imaging

Challenging Cases in Musculoskeletal Imaging

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Learn the art of diagnostic radiology—From symptom to diagnosis

Every abnormal finding in diagnostic imaging derives from an underlying structural pathoanatomic change that must be identified before an accurate diagnosis can be made. Factual knowledge alone is not always enough to make a clinically useful diagnosis. More can be gained by taking a systematic approach to image analysis and piecing together available facts. Lack of this awareness can lead to wasted time and unnecessary costs. Every radiologist must provide two essential services: selecting the proper imaging study and interpreting the images. This book shows how even difficult cases can be diagnosed by taking a systematic approach to image interpretation. Drawing upon decades of experience, the author guides the reader from case to case while solving the essential problems that arise in making a diagnosis. He shows how initially challenging cases can be turned into cases that only seemed difficult at the outset.

Step-by-step approach

  • Systematic case presentations: prior history and clinical question, radiologic findings, pathoanatomic classification, synopsis and discussion, final diagnosis, and comments
  • Arranged by anatomic regions: skull, spine, pelvis, shoulder girdle and thoracic cage, upper and lower limbs
  • More than 1,400 high-quality images from the author's case files, with each finding illustrated by numerous images
  • More than 150 difficult and challenging cases from skeletal radiology
  • Answers questions such as: What are the requirements of a good diagnosis? How is a good diagnosis defined? Which imaging procedure will yield the desired information most quickly and accurately?
  • Describes the imaging modalities and gives recommendations on selecting a particular modality

Your instructor in book form—systematic, case-by-case approach to making a diagnosis!