Key Features

  • Provides correlation images that depict the disease process on ultrasound, MRI, and plain radiographs to allow you to confirm a diagnosis quickly and easily.
  • Explores MRI and ultrasound as more effective approaches to diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis due to their superior evaluation of soft tissues, marrow, and cartilage.
  • Features more than 600 digital quality images—300 in full color—that clearly illustrate the material being presented.
  • Includes examples of pathology with color illustrations to help you arrive at more accurate diagnoses.
  • Covers both basic and advanced concepts for a well-rounded, well-balanced approach suitable for the novice or the expert.
  • Presents the expert guidance of Michael A. Bruno, Gary E. Gold, and Timothy J. Mosher—instructors of the popular annual course at the American Roentgen Ray Society on Advanced Imaging in Arthritis—for a consistent, accessible style.

Table of Contents

PART I Advanced Arthritis Imaging in Clinical Practice

Chapter 1 TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR CLINICAL MRI OF ARTHRITIS, Garry E. Gold

Chapter 2 FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY AND STRUCTURE OF THE “OSTEOCHONDRAL UNIT”, Timothy J. Mosher

Chapter 3 CLINICAL MRI OF OSTEOARTHRITIS AND OSTEOCHONDRAL INJURY, Timothy J. Mosher

Chapter 4 SURGICAL APPROACHES FOR OSTEOCHONDRAL REPAIR AND POSTOPERATIVE IMAGING CONSIDERATIONS, Lawrence M. White and Michael P. Recht

Chapter 5 ULTRASOUND EVALUATION OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, Michael A. Bruno and Richard J. Wakefield

Chapter 6 MRI IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS, Michael A. Bruno

Chapter 7 NUCLEAR (SCINTIGRAPHIC) METHODS AND FDG PET IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS, Clio Ribbens and Roland Hustinx

PART II The Future of Advanced Imaging in Arthritis

Chapter 8 NEW MRI TECHNIQUES FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS

Part 1. Cartilage Morphometry and Spoiled Gradient-Recalled-Echo, Driven Equilibrium Fourier Transform, Steady-State, High-Field, Phase-Sensitive, and Forward-Looking/Experimental MRI Methods, Garry E. Gold

Part 2. Biochemical and Functional Techniques for Cartilage Imaging, Timothy J. Mosher

Chapter 9 MOLECULAR IMAGING OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND OSTEOARTHRITIS, Sandip Biswal

INDEX

Details

No. of pages:
236
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2009
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
eBook ISBN:
9781437719680
Print ISBN:
9781416047223

About the authors

Michael Bruno

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Quality and Safety; Associate Professor of Radiology and Medicine, Department of Radiology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Gary Gold

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Radiology, Orthopedics, and Bioengineering Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Timothy Mosher

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology and Orthopedics, Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging, MRI, and Radiology Research, Department of Radiology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA