This book offers an excellent review of the various rheumatological conditions, both common and uncommon, that may present on imaging on a daily basis. The book uses a unique format that will be beneficial for clinicians, radiologists, medical students, and consultant staff. The text is written by both rheumatology and radiology staff to provide a balanced approach. A clinical overview and the common clinical presentations are briefly reviewed for each condition followed by a more detailed discussion of imaging findings produced by the various imaging modalities, including radiographs, ultrasound, MRI, CT, and nuclear medicine. This book details the imaging of normal musculoskeletal anatomy and pathology; discusses image-guided musculoskeletal interventions; and examines disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, connective tissue disease, osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, infection-related arthritis, soft tissue calcification, and bone and synovial tumors. Featuring over 600 multi-part, high-resolution images of rheumatic diseases across current imaging modalities, Essential Imaging in Rheumatology offers up-to-date and complete information on the imaging of these disorders.
The apps entitled “Essential Imaging in Arthritis – The Hand”, “Essential Imaging in Arthritis –Spondyloarthropathy,” and “Essential Imaging in Arthritis – Clinical and Imaging Presentations,” which are based on this book, are expected to be available in 2015 through the App StoreSM and Google PlayTM store.
- Provides an up-to-date review of the rheumatological conditions that may present on imaging
- Offers clinical presentations and imaging findings produced by the various imaging modalities for each rheumatic disorder
- Includes extensive high-resolution images of rheumatic diseases across current imaging modalities
Table of Contents
Introduction to Imaging.- Arthritis: A Diagnostic Approach.- Image Analysis.- Image-Guided Interventional Diagnosis and Treatment.- Inflammatory Arthritides.- Spondyloarthropathy.- Connective Tissue Disease.- Crystal-Related Disease.- Endocrive and Miscellaneous Arthropathies.- Osteoarthritis.- Metabolic Bone Disease.- Osteonecrosis.- Imaging in Musculoskeletal Infection.- The Diabetic Foot.- Spine.- Soft Tissue Calcification.- Bone and Synovial Tumors.- Appendix: Image Scoring Methods in Arthritis.