Essential Imaging in Rheumatology
“The book succeeds in what the editor sets out to achieve in merging clinical presentations with imaging patterns of disease in a wide gamut of rheumatologic disorders. … comprehensive and caters to a large target audience of general radiologists, radiology residents, and, in particular, rheumatologists at all levels of training for whom it will be a most excellent resource.”
(Darra T. Murphy, Radiology, Vol. 277 (2), November, 2015)
“This book is aimed at radiologists and rheumatologists … . It will sit nicely in the reporting room next to the workstation as a useful source of information. … The text is well linked with colour illustrations and good quality images. … I would recommend this as a useful benchbook for radiologists, principally for musculoskeletal plain film reporting but also as a reference for an overview of more advanced imaging in rheumatology.”
(Stephen Davies, RAD Magazine, July, 2015)
“The authors have done an excellent job tying the clinical aspects of rheumatic diseases to the radiographic findings. … This book should be recommended to all PGY-4 and -5 rheumatology trainees as essential reading. It is a concise reference source for radiologists and rheumatologists delivering up-to-date and complete information on the imaging of rheumatic disease.”
(Andy Thompson, CRAJ Journal of Canadian Rheumatology Association, Vol. 25 (3), 2015)
Imaging is an essential component in both the diagnosis and management of rheumatic disease and something every rheumatologist strives to improve. As a rheumatology fellow, this was one of the most daunting and challenging areas of the specialty. Useful comprehensive resources were and are both welcome and appreciated.
I have had the absolute pleasure to review a new rheumatology title, “Essential Imaging in Rheumatology”. The book’s editor is Dr. John O’Neill who is an Associate Professor of Radiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
Essentials of Rheumatology Imaging covers all current methods of imaging and imaging techniques related to common rheumatic symptoms and specific rheumatic diseases. This is a well-written and comprehensive resource. It is both comprehensive in its coverage of the rheumatic diseases and its description of multiple imaging modalities including radiographs, ultrasound, bone scan, CT, and MRI. Each section starts with an overview of the clinical aspects of the disease followed by an in-depth discussion of the imaging modalities, including high-resolution images, used in diagnosis and management.
The authors have done an excellent job tying the clinical aspects of the diseases to the radiographic findings. This is an important feature for new learners as they appreciate the relationship between clinical and radiographic findings. The more experienced learner is also with some of the more rare diseases or more esoteric radiographic findings.
This book should be recommended to all PGY-4 and 5 rheumatology trainees as essential reading. It is a concise reference source for radiologists and rheumatologists delivering up-to-date and complete information on the imaging of rheumatic disease.
– A Thompson, Amazon Review