Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities, 2nd edition.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Author: Dufton, John
Pub Date: 01/01/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Publisher: Canadian Chiropractic Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Canadian Chiropractic Association ISSN: 0008-3194
Issue: Date: Jan, 2011 Source Volume: 55 Source Issue: 1
Topic: NamedWork: Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities, 2d ed. (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Hughes, Tudor H; Resnick, Donald; Taylor, John AM
Accession Number: 259589921
Full Text: Skeletal Imaging: Atlas of the Spine and Extremities,

2nd edition

John AM Taylor, Tudor H Hughes, and Donald Resnick

Maryland Heights, Missouri: Saunders, 2010.

1136pp. ISBN 978-1-4160-5623-2

Attempting to limit their work to a single volume, while still providing a comprehensive overview of the important musculoskeletal conditions can be a difficult task. These accomplished authors have successfully met these two principle objectives. The second edition of Skeletal Imaging provides updated case images and a synthesis of the new literature published since the first edition.

The text in organized 17 chapters. An introductory chapter provides an overview of general concepts of musculoskeletal imaging and systemic skeletal pathologies, organized into effective tables. The remaining chapters are arranged by anatomical region with numerous images, tables, and limited text describing the normal anatomy, variants, and pathology specific to the area.

The images are large and a primary strength of this text. Each one is labeled for ease in interpretation and accompanied with a thoughtful and well-written legend. The focus is primarily on plain radiographs with some accompanying corresponding cross-sectional imaging (CT and MRI) when appropriate. Within each chapter introductory text and intermittent tables provide a more focused discussion of the various pathologies. The tables are organized well, with numerous associated images to aid in understanding, as well as, references to direct the reader to other resources.

This is an excellent text, that will serve the chiropractic student, resident or clinician well. The scope is comprehensive, with a focus on the commonly seen pathologies. Given the format, there is less room for some topics and as such, tumours and metabolic bone disease, differential diagnosis, and advanced imaging modalities receive less attention; representing the only weakness of the text. Overall, the authors have produced a great read and a welcome addition to your collection of musculoskeletal imaging resources.

John Dufton, DC, MSc, MD

Queen's University
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