1. Clinical Examination of Hand and Wrist in Rheumatology.- 2. Gross Anatomy of the Human Hand.- 3. Imaging Anatomy: Conventional Radiograph.- 4. Imaging Anatomy: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography, Positron Emission Tomography, and Other Novel Imaging Techniques.- 5. Sonographic Terminology.- 6. Sonoanatomy: (Articular and Periarticular).- 7. Sonopathology: (Articular and Periarticular).
This book is an essential guide for rheumatologists using ultrasound to study musculoskeletal structures and diagnose rheumatic diseases of the hand. A fundamental understanding of anatomy is key to identifying and interpreting pathological findings on imaging. This book provides comprehensive knowledge about both gross anatomy and, more importantly, comparative imaging anatomy, as depicted by ultrasound, X-ray, and MRI of the hand. This foundation enables clinicians to readily identify pathologic findings and thus improve diagnostic skills. The authors also offer step-by-step guidelines for using ultrasound, with comprehensive descriptions about body and transducer position, sonographic terminology, and anatomical landmarks in different planes of the hand. This book is an indispensable reference for rheumatologists and rheumatology residents using musculoskeletal ultrasound in clinical practice.
Prof (h.c.). Dr. Peter V. Balint MD, PhD, FRCP
Head of 3rd Department of Rheumatology
National Institute of Rheumatology and Physiotherapy
PD Dr. Peter Mandl MD, PhD
Privatdozent, Division of Rheumatology
3rd Department of Internal Medicine
Medical University of Vienna