Edited by Sharmila Majumdar (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
Osteoarthritis is a condition in which low-grade inflammation results in joint pain, and it is the most common joint disease. Interactions between all of the major joint tissues, including the articular cartilage, synovium, bone marrow, subchondral bone, trabecular bone, and muscle, have been implicated in osteoarthritis. Magnetic resonance images have been used to quantify the cartilage morphology, volume and thickness, and focal defects, and may reflect changes in the biochemical composition of articular cartilage.
This book brings together contributions from key investigators in the area
of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for osteoarthritis of the knee. Written
by a multidisciplinary group of scientists, engineers, and clinicians, this
book is the first to cover MRI as a new emerging modality for the diagnosis
of osteoarthritis, and presents new findings in both basic and clinical science
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Knee (R B Souza & R Doan)
- Clinical Presentation and Natural History of Osteoarthritis (E Saadat et al.)
- Current Radiographic Diagnosis for Osteoarthritis of the Knee (E Saadat & T M Link)
- Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (R Krug et al.)
- Current Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques for Clinical Diagnosis and Staging of Knee Osteoarthritis (E Saadat et al.)
- Quantitative Morphological Imaging of the Knee Joint (J Carballido-Gamio & F Eckstein)
- Functional Imaging of the Knee Joint (G Blumenkrantz et al.)
- Bone and Osteoarthritis (J Goldenstein et al.)
Readership: Undergraduate and graduate students in radiology as well as practicing radiologists; experts in the field of musculoskeletal, osteoarthritis, and magnetic resonance research.