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Practical MRI of the Foot and Ankle

1st Edition

Edited by Alison R. Spouge, Thomas L Pope

CRC Press

312 pages

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The introduction of MRI, together with rapid technological advancements over the last five years, has provided a powerful diagnostic tool. Despite this development, clinicians are unfamiliar with MRI of the foot and ankle, due to the complexities of this imaging modality and the anatomy and pathology of this region.

In Practical MRI of the Foot and Ankle, the authors present a state-of-the-art source for the broad range of topics related to this field. The work illuminates and expands on the limited body of available.


This work provides background information regarding appropriate MRI techniques followed by a brief discussion of the normal anatomy of the foot and ankle. Subsequent chapters encompass a broad spectrum of topics including bone injuries, osseous tumors, infections, arthropathies, and the pediatric foot and ankle.

Practical MRI of the Foot and Ankle is sure to become a standard in your reference collection.


"This book, which includes eleven chapters by nineteen different authors and coauthors, is a complete collection of what is currently known about magnetic resonance imaging of both the normal and abnormal foot and ankle… Overall, I found this to be an excellent book, which can be easily and quickly read. The writing style of all of the contributors is clear and concise, the chapters are well organized, and the images are top-quality. The information is complete, and there is good clinical information to accompany the imaging features of each abnormality… this is a very good review of magnetic resonance imaging of the foot and ankle."

- The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, vol. 83-A, no. 9, September 2001

"…packed with practical information regarding MRI of the foot and ankle…"Orthopedic Surgeon's Perspective," is somewhat unusual in an imaging textbook but much needed…this book is well done."

- Michael E. Mulligan, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, reviewed in American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 176, No. 5

"…a well written and approachable overview of MR imaging of foot and ankle diseases. It should prove to be a useful reference text for practicing radiologists and residents."

- Radiology, January 2002

"Many figures with precise detail give a pictorial impression of all pathologies of interest. A very complete index allows for quick reference and detailed studying. …this book can be recommended for beginners as well as for radiologists with a specific interest in MR imaging of the foot and ankle."

- H. Sittek, Institute of Clinical Radiology, Ludwig Mazimilians University, Germany, in European Radiology, April 2002

Table of Contents

MRI Technique and Principles

David A. Rubin

Normal Anatomy of the Ankle and Foot

Monique Starok and Joel Rubenstein

Bone Injuries and Related Abnormalities

Joshua M. Farber and Thomas L. Pope

Bone Tumors of the Foot and Ankle

Steven Shankman

Tendons and Ligaments

Nancy M. Major and Clyde A. Helms

Soft Tissue Tumors and Tumor-Like Lesions

Mark J. Lee and Peter L. Munk

Infection of the Ankle and Foot: MR Appearances

Joseph G. Craig and Marnix T. Van Holsbeeck

Arthropathies and Other Synovial Related Pathology

Donald J. Flemming

Miscellaneous Conditions of the Foot and Ankle

Alison R. Spouge

The Pediatric Foot and Ankle

E. Michel Azouz, Kamaldine Oudjhane, and Cindy R. Miller

MRI of the Foot and Ankle: The Orthopedic Surgeon's Perspective

David F. Sitler and Annunziato Amendola

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Orthopedics
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine
MEDICAL / Surgery / General