Essential Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology: Expert Consult Premium Edition: Enhanced Online Features and Print

Author: Richard J. Wakefield


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  • ISBN: 9781437701272
  • Author: Richard J. Wakefield
  • Publ Date: 2010-07-07
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  • Pages: 392
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13557

Table of Contents :

1 Physics of ultrasound 2 "Pitfalls of Doppler Ultrasound" 3 Pitfalls of Gray Scale Artefacts 4 Essential considerations when purchasing equipment 5 "The Normal Joint" 6 Synovitis 7 Erosions 8 Tendon disease 9 Enthesis 10 Cartilage 11 Peripheral Nerves 12 Muscle 13 Rheumatoid Arthritis 14 Osteoarthritis 15 Spondyloarthropathy 16 Crystal-associated Synovitis 17 Sonography of Salivary Glands in Patients with Primary Sjogren's Syndrome 18A Use of Ulrasonography in the Pediatric Patient 18B Normal Ultrasonography and Lower Limb Enthesis in Children 19 Soft tissue rheumatism 20 Shoulder 21 Ultrasound in Sports Medicine 22 "Ultrasound of vasculitis" 23 Ultrasound guided injections and biopsy 24 Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound 25 Training and Education in Rheumatology US : Objectives and challenges 26 Training and Education in Rheumatology US: Experiences from around the globe 26A Europe 26B United States 26C Asia 26D South America 27 Research and Future Developments in Ultrasound and Rheumatology


"Essential Applications of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatology", by Richard Wakefield & Maria D'Agostino, assists you in most effectively using musculoskeletal ultrasound to diagnose and monitor the progression of rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic and soft tissue disorders. Sponsored by the European League against Rheumatism (EULAR), it is the first reference that attempts to set rigorous guidelines for how and when to use musculoskeletal ultrasound in the evaluation of these cases. At you can reference the complete contents online, along with an image gallery, supplemental video stills and clips, and clinical cases with companion assessment questions.


This is a fantastic book, easy to read and understand, with high-quality illustrations. For beginners and students of ultrasound use in rheumatology, this book provides a very good explanation of the use of the machine, the physics, what to expect in various rheumatologic diseases, and practical applications in diagnosis, prognosis, and joint injections. -Doody's Book Review Service 2010 RICHA GUPTA, M.D(University of Kentucky College of Medicine) "Writing for clinical rheumatologists and related professionals, Wakefield (rheumatology, Chapel Allerton Hospital, UK) and D'Agostino (rheumatology, U. of Versailles-Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France) assemble 26 chapters by specialists in rheumatology and radiology from around the world detailing the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in the diagnosis and monitoring of rheumatic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, and other rheumatic and soft tissue disorders in both adult and pediatric patients. The focus is on inflammatory arthropathies. The text originated as a supplement to European League Against Rheumatism Sonography courses and follows a format similar to the courses, beginning with basic principles and ending with an evidence-based review of how ultrasound can be applied in clinical practice. Other chapters address uses in sports medicine, and training and education in various countries. Many images are incorporated. Online access allows readers to search the full text, download PowerPoint images, and watch videos." -Book News, Inc.


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