Musculoskeletal MRI 1st edition
Asif Saifuddin, a prolific contributor to the peer-reviewed imaging literature, and Consultant at the renowned
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore, UK, has produced a well-crafted and highly informative text
on MR imaging of the axial and appendicular skeleton. Dr. Saifuddin, especially well-known in Europe,
has always written and spoken with crispness, clarity, and content. The clarity and learning value of this
beautifully produced a comprehensive text called Musculoskeletal MRI 1st edition which is based on the cogent bullet points that augment over 4000 illustrations.
Musculoskeletal MRI 1st edition content
The appendicular skeleton is discussed in two distinct subtitles: the joints and the limbs, thereby covering joint-imaging, bone marrow, muscle, bone and soft tissue neoplasms, comprehensively. In dealing with the spine in as high detail as the appendicular skeleton, Dr. Saifuddin’s text is up-to-date in the ever-burgeoning field of MR imaging of the musculoskeletal system.
Musculoskeletal MR imaging is in its third decade of clinical use. In some regards, it is a mature technology
routinely and widely used for imaging joints, the spine, evaluation of soft tissue masses and staging of bone sarcomas. In other regards, it continues to evolve with changes in magnet strength, pulse sequences, coils and clinical applications.
Some MRI musculoskeletal books have been written for the novice, the expert and those in between
as MRI has evolved and knowledge acquired. Dr. Saifuddin’s Musculoskeletal MRI 1st edition text in its coverage of pulse sequences, anatomy, findings on joint imaging and musculoskeletal disease states has succeeded in providing us with an up-to-date, easily digestible, practical, informative and richly illustrated book on MR imaging of the musculoskeletal system.
As a single author text, the style throughout is uniform and smooth to read. It will serve well all those engaged in musculoskeletal MRI. I anticipate this version being widely read and exhaustively used in daily clinical practice.