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Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology, 4th Edition

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Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology remains a perfect first book on musculoskeletal radiology and a terrific quick review of the subject. With its entertaining writing style and many new and improved imaging examples, turn to the "pink book" for an effective, concise, and enjoyable introduction to musculoskeletal imaging - just as tens of thousands of radiology students, residents, and clinicians have done with previous editions of this medical reference book.

"A clear, concise and quick reference, dipping into the pages is like slipping on a favourite pair of slippers - comforting and reassuring!" (Tracey Thorne, Specialist reporting radiographer, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust - Sept14)

"Some may lament the cover colour and although the fourth edition ‘pink book’ is a more subtle cerise these days, it is still the go-to guide for skeletal radiology and the pearls that every reporter needs in order to build a firm foundation of MSK knowledge "

Reviewed by: RAD Magazine  Date: Sept 2014


"It is an excellent book for all students of medical imaging and one that I recommend to all those who are developing an interest in skeletal imaging".

Reviewed by: Stephen Boynes, University of Bradford  Date: 2014

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • Quickly grasp the MSK radiology fundamentals you need to know through an easy-to-understand format and hundreds of radiographs and images.
    • Discern subtleties and nuances by examining full-color imaging examples.
    • Apply the latest knowledge and techniques in skeletal imaging. Extensive updates equip you with new technology and major advancements as well as an increased emphasis on MR imaging and enhanced coverage of knee imaging.
    • Address radiation dosage concerns and apply new techniques aimed at early detection.

Key Features

    • Visually grasp musculoskeletal imaging concepts and techniques through hundreds of high-quality digital radiographs, MRIs, bone scans, and CT images.
    • Easily understand the basics of skeletal radiology from the author's succinct, highly accessible writing style that makes information straightforward for beginners.

Published Reviews

    "A clear, concise and quick reference, dipping into the pages is like slipping on a favourite pair of slippers - comforting and reassuring! Helms’ style is warm, conversational and often humorous which makes for easy reading of complex chapters such as those on arthritis and metabolic bone disease...The author himself states that after reading this book, the reader can go on and research their chosen topic further with more in-depth texts. It is well worth taking the time to follow up on the references at the end of each chapter as Helms’ recommendations are relevant and need further exploration...There are several updates to this the fourth edition that are most welcome and enhance it further. The images have been more clearly reproduced so that bony abnormalities are more easily spotted and the reference to the image within the body of the text is near to the image itself, making reading flow more smoothly...The overall feel of the book is slicker and smarter and although the pages are now glossy, I am sure they will end up well-thumbed in the hands of radiologists, registrars and radiographers alike."

    RAD Magazine, Sept 2014

    "I came across an earlier edition of this book many many years ago and was impressed with it at that time. Consequently it found its way on to the reading list of a number of modules that I led at that time. I know my colleagues who deliver modules related to image interpretation have also recommended this book to their undergraduate and postgraduate student radiographers. Over the years my responsibilities have changed and consequently this book is one that I have not had cause to look at for some time. So when I was asked to review the latest edition I was glad to do so and the book did not disappoint.

    The style of writing is relatively informal and conversational and consequently it is easy to read, in fact I enjoyed reading it and it’s not often I can say that about a text book. Don’t get me wrong the book isn’t verbose with the author managing to pack plenty of facts into his dialogue. The dialogue is essentially the author’s opinion based on his extensive experience and whilst there is some reference to an evidence base this is not extensive.

    The book is logically organised with the first chapter discussing radiological examinations that should not be performed. I think the arguments in the chapter are well recognised in the UK and reflect current imaging practice. The next seven chapters cover relatively common skeletal conditions that radiographers are likely to encounter, including a chapter on trauma. The final four chapters focus on magnetic resonance imaging of the spine and key joints, covering aspects of imaging protocol, common pathology and image appearances. All chapters are packed with high quality images and there are a number of simple illustrations that help to clarify key points. The content has been updated from previous editions, particularly in the later chapters. The editors have also taken the opportunity to updated the presentation format, introducing colour, which makes the book more attractive compared to earlier editions. Purchase also allows full online access from any networked computer or mobile device so if you did wish to use it for reference it can easily be accessed.

    Whilst the books primary audience is radiology residents in the USA it is an excellent book for all students of medical imaging and one that I recommend to all those who are developing an interest in skeletal imaging".

    Reviewed by: Stephen Boynes, University of Bradford  Date: 2014

Author Information

    By Clyde A. Helms, MD, Professor of Radiology and Orthopaedic Surgery, Deparment of Radiology, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

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  • 232 Pages
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-5154-9
  • Copyright: 2014