Bone and Joint Disorders ( Differential Diagnosis ) by Francis Burgener

By Francis Burgener

The moment variation of Bone and Joint problems, derived from the severely acclaimed sequence Differential prognosis in traditional Radiology, presents the fundamental info you must make the normal x-ray an efficient software in diagnosing issues affecting the bones and joints.

The ebook is geared up in accordance with sessions of radiologic findings, with separate chapters addressing the differential analysis of osteopenia, osteosclerosis, trauma and fractures, arthritis, and tumors, in addition to the differential analysis of lesions particular to anatomic websites. Concise yet accomplished tables define key information regarding findings and etiology, and supply extra statement on pertinent scientific facts, similar to universal destinations, frequency, and occurrence of the defined ailment or disease.

Highlights:

-Organizes info in accordance with sessions of radiologic findings, mirroring the location encountered in scientific practice

-Uses easy-to-reference tables that classify findings, correlate differential diagnoses, and supply key adjunct medical details to assist in be sure the diagnosis

-Includes greater than 1,000 pictures and illustrations which are captioned through succinct descriptions, pinpointing key features of problems

-Features thoroughly rewritten chapters, “Localized Bone Lesions” and “Joint Diseases,” with all new radiographs, and a vastly improved bankruptcy, “Trauma and Fractures,” with many new and more suitable radiographs and schematic diagrams

Authoritative and accomplished, Bone and Joint issues is a phenomenal expert reference for the radiologist who needs to advance diagnoses and differential diagnoses of bone and joint issues. This publication can also be of curiosity to citizens getting ready for his or her professional examinations.

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