New "Expert Radiology" Series Fills a Gap Among Available Clinical Imaging References

Two-volume titles combine an easy-to-use, abundantly illustrated format with the greater depth that practitioners need

Philadelphia, 10 June 2008 – Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today introduced Expert Radiology, a new series of 2-volume titles designed to fill an important niche among imaging references.

The new Expert Radiology series has been developed to meet radiologists’ need for more in-depth information, while still utilizing a concise, highly readable format to make that information easy to locate and apply.

• Each title in the series addresses a single radiologic subspecialty, covering all of the specifics that radiologists need to reach accurate diagnoses and prepare thorough, actionable reports.

• Thousands of digital-quality images, displayed at optimal size for easy viewing, capture the full array of findings associated with every imaging modality that is relevant for that subspecialty.

• Preeminent international editors and contributors present a broad range of perspectives, including the pros, cons, and pitfalls associated with every imaging option.

• Coverage of interventional and therapeutic procedures helps radiologists perform these increasingly in-demand techniques.

• Concise summaries of evidence-based practices, protocols, American College of Radiology guidelines, and other key considerations facilitate decision making.

• Color-coded tables and bulleted lists provide rapid reference to important concepts, and full-color artwork offers valuable anatomic views of diseases and injuries.

"Radiologists require references that offer a logical and time-saving approach to diagnosis in each area of imaging," commented Judith Fletcher, Publishing Director of Global Medicine at Elsevier. "This means including decision-making analysis and established practice guidelines – information that the new generation of radiologists demand, and that current reference books in the field lack. The new Expert Radiology titles accommodate all of the feedback we have been hearing from radiologists concerning their clinical reference needs. As a result, we expect them to be very well received."

The Expert Radiology titles that have just published address chest imaging, musculoskeletal imaging, and image-guided interventions. Subsequent volumes will cover head and neck imaging, brain and spine imaging, abdominal imaging, and cardiovascular imaging.

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Notes to Editors:
Imaging of the Chest: Expert Radiology (ISBN: 9781416040484) is 1,608 pages in length and contains approximately 4,150 illustrations (650 in full color). Its editors are Nestor L. Muller, MD, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia; Head and Medical Director, Department of Radiology, Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; and C. Isabela S. Silva, MD, PhD, Research Associate, Department of Radiology, University of British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Imaging of the Musculoskeletal System: Expert Radiology (ISBN: 9781416029632) is 2,336 pages in length, contains approximately 5,720 illustrations (500 in full color), and includes a CD-ROM that provides additional case studies, appendices, and chapters to complement the printed material. Its editors are Thomas Pope, MD, FACR, Professor, Departments of Radiology and Orthopaedics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC; Hans L. Bloem, MD, Professor of Radiology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands; Javier Beltran, MD, Department of Radiology, Maimonides Medical Center, Gellman Building, Brooklyn, NY; William Morrison, MD, Department of Radiology, Division Director, Musculoskeletal Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; and David B. Wilson, MBBS, BSc, FRCP, FRCR, Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Image-Guided Intervention: Expert Radiology (ISBN: 9781416029649) publishes June 2008. It is 1,928 pages in length and contains approximately 2,330 illustrations (450 in full color). Its editors are Matthew A. Mauro, MD, Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Radiology, Chief of Interventional Radiology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC; Kieran Murphy, MD, Director of Interventional Neuroradiology and Associate Professor of Radiology and Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution, Baltimore, MD; Kenneth Thomson, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiology, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; Anthony Venbrux, MD, Professor of Radiology and Surgery and Chief of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC; and Christoph L. Zollikofer, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of Zurich, Zurich; Chief of Vascular Diagnostics and Interventions, Department of Radiology, Kantonsspital Baden, Baden, Switzerland.

All three titles are available at www.us.elsevierhealth.com. Their editors are available for interviews by contacting Tom Reller at T.Reller@Elsevier.com. For review copies, please contact Catalina Nolte at c.nolte@elsevier.com or at 215-239-3526.

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