Ali Guermazi, Frank W. Roemer, Michel D. Crema

Imaging In Sports-Specific Musculoskeletal Injuries - Springer 2016, 776 pages

Wow!!! That’s a strange way to open a preface but it’s accurate. As experienced sports physicians we have seen most of the injuries, we have listened to very many lectures and we own many books. We have perused a zillion sports medicine books at conferences, academic bookstores and among our friends/colleagues’ collections. So when we heard that Professor Guermazi and Doctors Roemer and Crema were writing a sports medicine radiology book we were pleased but we were not expecting to be surprised.


Comprehensive!! We were not expecting 776 pages. This is encyclopedic in magnitude but remains very friendly to access. With 27 chapters, all the common sports are, of course, included but you can also learn about the imaging of rodeo and climbing sports injuries, for example.


Sporting focus!! The first wave of sports medicine books were anatomically-oriented and very surgical. The next generation was symptom-oriented and much more multidisciplinary. There have been very few ‘sport-focused’ books and no single book springs to mind as a ‘must have’. The International Olympic Committee has published a comprehensive series of encyclopedias and manuals on a sport-by-sport basis and that makes a good collection. But the set is not cheap.


In “Imaging in Sports-Specific Musculoskeletal Injuries”, the world experts such as Mark Anderson, Philip Robinson, Hollis Potter, Adam Zoga, Ronald Adler, Mario Maas, Anne Cotten and others provide insights sport by sport. Even if one were not interested in radiology J, but just sports medicine, then this book provides remarkable value because it details the mechanisms of sporting injuries and the pathologies that result. The skiing and snowboard chapter is just one example. Twenty years of dogma relating to potential mechanisms has recently been overturned and the new paradigm is captured in this sports imaging book!


We are both very experienced. Despite that, some chapters took us on a steep learning curve. Kudos to the authors. In other chapters, those where we have worked a great deal, we can confirm the quality of the evidence. Which reminds me that the referencing in this book is also outstanding. So it’s also a remarkable guide to the broader sports medicine. There are 2177 references. In chapter 5 alone there are over 260 references! Did we mention ‘comprehensive’?


Images! Just one exclamation mark for the 876 outstanding figures (1690 parts, 104 in color). But we had a very high bar for images. We expected Professor Guermazi and Doctors Roemer and Crema to provide immaculate images and they did. This sports imaging book has no competitor for the quality and the number of images for sports medicine.


Additional illustration!! A radiology text series – by Doctor Stoller – is famous for the anatomic drawings and dissections that accompany images. It means the reader fully appreciates what the images portray. That idea has been copied by other authors for readers’ benefit. In “Imaging in Sports-Specific Musculoskeletal Injuries” the authors provide customized color art (ie, “line drawings” in the older nomenclature) to illustrate anatomy, injury mechanisms, or pathology, where this is complicated. Images from MRI and ultrasound are overdrawn in color to help the reader. Pedagogy applied to help the reader.


One major take home message from this book is that radiologists with a real interest in sports medicine can add great value to the treatment team and ultimately for the patient. This book, although focused on the patient and clinical care, essentially provides a curriculum for the discipline of sports radiology. There is the potential for these authors to now share their knowledge via in person and online channels.


We like it! For the serious sports medicine clinician – who aims to understand his or her clinical work, this book is a wonderful investment. I can’t see it needing an overhaul for 5 years. In 10 years there might be some new pathologies and some new technical advances but it will never be obsolete. We see this as being an essential part of the libraries of specialist sport and exercise medicine physicians, sports physiotherapists and sports surgeons.


Vancouver, Karim Khan, MD, PhD, FACSP

Professor, University of British Columbia

Editor in chief, British Journal of Sports Medicine

Doha Hakim Chalabi, MD, MBSM

Assistant Director General International Medical Affairs, Aspetar Hospital

Former Medical Director, Paris Saint-Germain Football Club

Chief Medical Officer, Algeria National Football Team

Fischer, Guermazi, Roemer, Carrino, Crema, Grainger, Kijowski, Steinbach; an illustrated atlas of orthopedic MRI, November 2014

This is an amazing work and I commend the authors for their excellent contribution.   In my opinion, " Illustrated Atlas of Orthopedic MRI" should be soon part of everyday’s practice: combining both didactic and synthetic purposes, this book is actual, relevant to the expectations of today’s MSK radiology.

Insightful illustrations with corresponding iconography lead the reader to a quick but flawless understanding of any pathology.

Many thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!"

Guglielmi, Peh, Guermazi

Geriatric Imaging - Springer 2013, 1127 pages

In the elderly, the coexistence of various diseases, the presence of involutional and degenerative changes, and the occurrence of both physical and cognitive problems represent “the norm.” It is therefore important to know how to distinguish the healthy elderly from those in need of treatment as a sound basis for avoiding overdiagnosis and overtreatment. This aspect is a central theme inGeriatric Imaging, which covers a wide range of applications of different imaging techniques and clearly explains both the potential and the limitations of diagnostic imaging in geriatric patients. Individual sections are devoted to each major region or system of the body, and a concluding section focuses specifically on interventional procedures. The book, written by recognized experts in the field, is superbly illustrated and will be an ideal resource for geriatricians, radiologists, and trainees.

Peller, Subramaniam, Guermazi

Over the past decade, PET-CT has achieved great success owing to its ability to simultaneously image structure and function, and show how the two are related. More recently, PET-MRI has also been developed, and it represents an exciting novel option that promises to have applications in oncology as well as neurology. The first part of this book discusses the basics of these dual-modality techniques, including the scanners themselves, radiotracers, scan performance, quantitation, and scan interpretation. As a result, the reader will learn how to perform the techniques to maximum benefit. The second part of the book then presents in detail the PET-CT and PET-MRI findings in cancers of the different body systems. The final two chapters address the use of PET/CT in radiotherapy planning and examine areas of controversy. The authors are world-renowned experts from North America, Europe, and Australia, and the lucid text is complemented by numerous high-quality illustrations.

This issue takes a multimodality approach to imaging of osteoarthritis. Clinical issues including an overview of the disease and imaging as an aid to evaluate patient functionality are also reviewed. Not only are current standards for imaging covered but also newer techniques under development.

Gangi, Guth, Guermazi

Imaging in Percutaneous Musculoskeletal Interventions. Ed. Springer 2008, 414 pages.

This book details imaging in percutaneous musculoskeletal interventions. It describes in exhaustive detail the abilities and uses of imaging in guiding procedures ranging from biopsy and joint injection to management of pain and tumors. In addition, it documents the different indications for vascular interventions in musculoskeletal lesions and focuses on ultrasound-guided interventions.


Imaging of Kidney Cancer. Ed. Springer 2006, 444 pages.

This is one of the first books to deal specifically with diagnostic imaging of the entire spectrum of kidney cancers. Both new and conventional imaging modalities are fully considered. After an introductory chapter on the histopathological classification of kidney cancers, the advantages and disadvantages of the various imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and assessment of disease extension are documented. Subsequent chapters offer an exhaustive description of the radiological features of the different histological subtypes of kidney cancer, with radiological and histological illustrations and tables. The latest innovations in interventional and minimally invasive procedures are also well covered. The book benefits from carefully chosen and technically excellent images. Each of the 24 chapters is written by an internationally acclaimed expert, making this book the most current and complete treatment of the subject available. It should be of great interest to radiologists, oncologists, and urologists.

Radiological Imaging in Hematological Malignancies. Ed. Springer 2004, 581 pages.

This is one of the first books to deal specifically with imaging of the entire spectrum of hematological malignancies. The use of the latest imaging modalities is well described, and an important aspect of the book is the role of imaging techniques in differentiating between manifestations of the underlying disease and complications of treatment. In the first chapter, magnetic resonance imaging of the bone marrow is discussed in detail. The following chapters describe exhaustively the imaging features of hematological malignancies, supported by thorough radiological and histological illustrations and tables. The third part documents the effects of therapy on each anatomical group of organs in patients treated in Hematology. The last part details the interventional procedures employed for diagnosis, evaluation of treatment and also therapeutic purposes. Each of the 28 chapters is written by an internationally recognized expert, making this book the most current and complete treatment of this subject available. It should be of great interest to radiologists and hematologists.

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