MRI has become increasingly useful in defining subtle injuries of the hand and wrist (i.e. ligament and tendon injuries, nerve compression, bone lesions, arthritis) due to improved imaging techniques and new coil technology which permit visualisation of the most intricate anatomical structures. MRI of the Hand and Wrist is the first dedicated text to chronicle the tremendous technological advances and new applications that have occurred in this area over the past five years. The emphasis is on MR anatomy, techniques for performing MR studies, and utility for specific clinical problems.
Features include: comparisons of MRI with CT, ultrasound, and other modalities where appropriate; discussion of common technical and anatomic pitfalls to help avoid errors in interpreting MR images; and specific applications organized by etiologies.
- AUTHORED BY ONE OF THE DISIPLINE’S TOP PRACTITIONERS.
- CLEARLY DEFINES MR ANATOMY using common MR pulse sequences, MR arthrography, and frequently used image planes.
- HELPS READERS AVOID ERRORS IN INTERPRETATION – Discussions on common technical and anatomic pitfalls make it easier to interpret images with accuracy and confidence.
- GUIDES WELL-INFORMED DECISIONS – MRI of the Hand and Wrist showcases specific clinical applications of MRI…and compares the study with other imaging modalities…to ensure readers are using MR appropriately and effectively.
- SPEAKS TO A CLEAR MARKET NEED -- Imaging the hand and wrist is considered challenging enough – and the advances (like improved imaging techniques and new coil technology) significant enough – to warrant a stand-alone text.
- 1. Anatomy
- 2. Diagnostic Techniques
- 3. Pitfalls
- 4. Trauma
- 5. Tumors and Tumor-Like Conditions
- 6. Arthropathies
- 7. Infection
- 8. Avascular Necrosis
- 9. Nerve Compression Syndromes
- 10. Miscellaneous Conditions