Fundamentals of Skeletal Radiology


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

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

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Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-5154-9

Table of Contents

1. Unnecessary Examinations

2. Benign Lytic Lesions

3. Malignant Tumors

4. "Don't Touch" Lesions

5. Trauma

6. Arthritis

7. Metabolic Bone Disease

8. Miscellaneous Conditions

9. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Knee

10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Shoulder

11. Lumbar Spine: Disc Disease and Stenosis

12. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Foot and Ankle

13. Miscellaneous Magnetic Resonance Imaging