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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)

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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

    "Since beginning my career in plain film musculoskeletal reporting in the late 1990s, my well-thumbed copy of an earlier edition of this book has been a constant on my bookshelf. A clear, concise and quick reference, dipping into the pages is like slipping on a favourite pair of slippers - comforting and reassuring!

    Clyde Helms stands like a colossus astride the two columns of radiology and orthopaedic surgery, being a professor in both, and is a very experienced lecturer and author with ‘shop floor’ awareness of patients, their presenting pathologies and the clinical setting.

    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 MRI chapters, again, are concisely written so that if you are not particularly well versed in the dark arts of MRI scanning, you can at least begin to understand the imaging technique/protocols and which type of scan produces which images.

    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 handy summary tables scattered generously throughout are now in colour and so are more accessible when a quick reference guide is required. 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.

    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: Tracey Thorne, specialist reporting radiographer, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust Date: Sept 14

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