Part I. Approaches.- Chapter 1. Soft Tissue Changes.- Chapter 2. Bone and Bone Density.- Chapter 3. Articular Surface Changes.- Chapter 4. Bone Alignment.- Part II. Advanced Imaging Modalities.- Chapter 5. CT Scan.- Chapter 6. UltrasoundChapter 7. MRI.- Part III. Disease Categories.- Chapter 8. Inflammatory Arthritis.- Chapter 9. Degenerative Arthritis.- Chapter 10. Infectious Arthritis.- Chapter 11. Crystalline Arthropathy.- Chapter 12. Rare Diseases.- Part IV. Exercises.- Chapter 13. Hands and Wrists.- Chapter 14. Knees.- Chapter 15. Hips.- Chapter 16. Foot and Ankle.- Chapter 17. Shoulder.- Chapter 18. Spine.
This book provides an introduction to the role of medical imaging in the diagnosis and management of rheumatologic diseases. It reviews basic radiographic findings of common and rare arthropathies while offering a focused and practical discussion of advanced imaging modalities such as CT, ultrasonography, and MRI. The book begins with a discussion on soft tissue changes, bone and bone density, articular surface changes, and bone alignment. Following this is an examination of the use of advanced imaging modalities including CT, ultrasound, and MRI as well as different disease categories such as inflammatory arthritis, degenerative arthritis, infectious arthritis, and crystalline arthropathy. Subsequent chapters include exercises and case examples for imaging hands and wrists, knees, hips, foot and ankle, shoulder, and the spine. Diagnostic Radiology of Rheumatic Diseases is an essential and practical resource for senior medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians in rheumatology, imaging and radiology, immunology, and internal medicine.
Robert S. Katz, MD
Professor of Medicine
Section of Rheumatology
Department of Internal Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
MBA Residency Program Director - Department of Radiology
Cook County Health
Rush University Assistant Professor - Dept. of Internal Medicine