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Essential Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology, by Richard Wakefield & Maria Antonietta D’Agostino, assists you in most effectively using musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and monitor the progression of rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic and soft tissue disorders. Sponsored by the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR), it is the first reference that attempts to set rigorous guidelines for how and when to use musculoskeletal ultrasound in the evaluation of these cases. At expertconsult.com you can reference the complete contents online, along with an image gallery, supplemental video stills and clips, and clinical cases with companion assessment questions.

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Key Features

    • Detect rheumatic diseases much earlier using musculoskeletal ultrasound, and monitor their progression more accurately, with reliable, expert guidance from internationally renowned authorities.
    • Visualize the imaging presentation of a full range of rheumatic diseases with a wealth of full-color illustrations.
    • Apply rigorous, consistent guidelines on how and when to use musculoskeletal ultrasound.
    • Access the complete contents online at expertconsult.com, along with an image gallery, supplemental video stills and clips, and clinical cases with companion assessment questions.

Published Reviews

    This is a fantastic book, easy to read and understand, with high-quality

    illustrations. For beginners and students of ultrasound use in rheumatology,

    this book provides a very good explanation of the use of the machine, the

    physics, what to expect in various rheumatologic diseases, and practical

    applications in diagnosis, prognosis, and joint injections.

    -Doody's Book Review Service 2010

    RICHA GUPTA, M.D(University of Kentucky College of Medicine)

     

     

    "Writing for clinical rheumatologists and related professionals, Wakefield (rheumatology, Chapel Allerton Hospital, UK) and D'Agostino (rheumatology, U. of Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France) assemble 26 chapters by specialists in rheumatology and radiology from around the world detailing the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis and monitoring of rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic and soft tissue disorders in both adult and pediatric patients. The focus is on inflammatory arthropathies. The text originated as a supplement to European League Against Rheumatism Sonography courses and follows a format similar to the courses, beginning with basic principles and ending with an evidence-based review of how ultrasound can be applied in clinical practice. Other chapters address uses in sports medicine, and training and education in various countries. Many images are incorporated. Online access allows readers to search the full text, download PowerPoint images, and watch videos."

    -Book News, Inc.

Author Information

    By Richard J. Wakefield and Maria Antonietta D'Agostino

Customer Reviews

Essential Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology
  • Expert Consult
  • 392 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 9/16 X 11 1/16 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4377-0127-2
  • Copyright: 2010