Ultrasonography of the Hand in Rheumatology

  • Peter Vince Balint
  • Peter Mandl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Eszter Kovari, Reka Kurucz, Peter Mandl, Geza P. Balint, Peter Vince Balint
    Pages 1-13
  3. Gabor Baksa, Peter Mandl, Szabolcs Benis, Lajos Patonay, Geza P. Balint, Peter Vince Balint
    Pages 15-41
  4. Janos Gyebnar, Gyorgy Gulacsi, Gabriela M. Supp, Peter Vince Balint, Peter Mandl
    Pages 43-63
  5. Franz Kainberger, Lena Hirtler, Hannes Platzgummer, Florian Huber, Janina Patsch, Claudia Weidekamm
    Pages 65-83
  6. Peter Vince Balint, Peter Mandl
    Pages 85-87
  7. Peter Mandl, Emilio Filippucci, Irina Gessl, Walter Grassi, Peter Vince Balint
    Pages 89-119
  8. Emilio Filippucci, Peter Mandl, Peter Vince Balint, Walter Grassi
    Pages 121-149
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-154

About this book


This book is an essential guide for rheumatologists using ultrasound to study musculoskeletal structures and diagnose rheumatic diseases of the hand. A fundamental understanding of anatomy is key to identifying and interpreting pathological findings on imaging. This book provides comprehensive knowledge about both gross anatomy and, more importantly, comparative imaging anatomy, as depicted by ultrasound, X-ray, and MRI of the hand. This foundation enables clinicians to readily identify pathologic findings and thus improve diagnostic skills. The authors also offer step-by-step guidelines for using ultrasound, with comprehensive descriptions about body and transducer position, sonographic terminology, and anatomical landmarks in different planes of the hand. This book is an indispensable reference for rheumatologists and rheumatology residents using musculoskeletal ultrasound in clinical practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Vince Balint
    • 1
  • Peter Mandl
    • 2
  1. 1.3rd Rheumatology DepartmentNational Institute of Rheumatology and PhysiotherapyBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine IIIMedical University of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74206-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74207-6
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