The new standard for radiologists and surgeons. With its complex anatomy and specialized biomechanics, the human hand has always presented physicians with a unique challenge when it comes to diagnosing and treating the diseases that afflict it. And while recent decades have seen a rapid increase in the number of therapeutic options, many diseases and injuries of the hand are still commonly misinterpreted. In ´Diagnostic Imaging of the Hand´, an interdisciplinary team, comprising specialists in radiology, surgery, and rheumatology, presents a comprehensive, reliable guide to this topographically intricate area. Highlights include: More than 1,000 high-quality illustrations All state-of-the-art imaging modalities -- including multiline spiral CR, with 2D displays and 3D reconstructions, and contrast -- enhanced MRI with multi-channel, phased-array coils An overview of all currently used methods of examination A detailed presentation of the anatomic and functional foundations necessary for diagnosis Full coverage of all disorders of the hand Systematic treatment of each disease´s definition, pathogenesis, and clinical symptoms, according to a graduated diagnostic plan Easy-to-use format, featuring crisp images and line drawings seamlessly integrated with concise text, summary tables, and handy checklists A heavily cross-referenced appendix of differential diagnosis tables Emphasis on interdisciplinary consultation throughout Designed to help both radiologists and clinicians develop the most efficient and effective clinical strategies for their patients, ´Diagnostic Imaging of the Hand´ will leave specialists of all levels with a fresh appreciation for -- and a richer understanding of -- the expanding array of cutting-edge alternatives for diagnosing and treating disorders of the hand.