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Good text overall,but...
on February 16, 2008
The textbook has several nice introductory chapters on imaging basic science, reading principles (for x-rays), and the role of physical therapists with imaging practice. the x-rays are of good quality and size and the schematic labels are pretty thorough. The CD is a nice adjunct for active learning, however, it is a bit limited in structures to label and # of views to test yourself on.
As an educator, it would be very nice if the publisher would place the images, tables, figures on a CD for teachers to drop into powerpoint slides or have PDF documents of the chapters. Additionally, future editions may wish to include more views with x-ray imaging on the CD and include more images with pathology on the CD
One major limitation to this textbook is the lack of MR and CT images. The title "....Musculoskeletal Imaging" suggests a global approach. However, this text primarily contains x-ray images. If you're going to adopt as a textbook, you will need to supplement heavily using other textbooks and resources for the MR and CT images. If your class will include thorax and pelvis, you will definetely need another textbook or resource to cover those topics as these are not addressed with this text.
For textbook supplementation, I recommend anyone check out the following resources:
1) Orthopaedic Imaging a Practical Approach by Greenspan (nice mix of imaging types and labeling; excellent desk reference)
2) Clinical Imaging by Dennis Marchiori (excellent resource for extreme details of x-ray labeling, imaging of torso and pelvis, and nice chapters on normal variants in imaging by region)-this text is pretty heavy on x-ray also
3) Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine by David Stoller (the most thorough textbook on MR imaging I've seen to date)
4) Radiology 101 by William Erkonen (nice general overview text; contains neuroimaging and thorax and pelvis)