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Musculoskeletal Diseases 2021-2024

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Used as course syllabus for the well-recognized IDKD course in Davos

  • Provides an up-to-date teaching book in musculoskeletal imaging

  • Written by internationally renowned teachers and researchers

  • Fills the gap between general textbooks and books on highly specialized topics

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: IDKD Springer Series (IDKD)

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Table of contents (21 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Shoulder: Instability

    • Michael J. Tuite, Christian W. A. Pfirrmann
    Pages 1-9Open Access
  3. Rotator Cuff

    • Eva Llopis, Alexeys Perez, Luis Cerezal
    Pages 11-21Open Access
  4. Elbow Imaging with an Emphasis on MRI

    • Mark W. Anderson, Christine B. Chung
    Pages 23-39Open Access
  5. Wrist and Hand

    • Omid Khalilzadeh, Clarissa Canella, Laura M. Fayad
    Pages 41-55Open Access
  6. Imaging of the Hip

    • Reto Sutter, Donna G. Blankenbaker
    Pages 57-69Open Access
  7. Pelvis and Groin

    • Robert D. Boutin, Philip Robinson
    Pages 71-82Open Access
  8. Knee

    • Marcelo Bordalo-Rodrigues, Lawrence M. White
    Pages 83-106Open Access
  9. Ankle and Foot

    • Soterios Gyftopoulos, Klaus Woertler
    Pages 107-120Open Access
  10. Postoperative Knee and Shoulder

    • Ara Kassarjian, David A. Rubin
    Pages 121-138Open Access
  11. Adult Tumors of Soft Tissue, Bone, and Bone Marrow: What the Clinician Wants to Know

    • Hillary W. Garner, Mark D. Murphey
    Pages 139-147Open Access
  12. Arthritis

    • Andrew J. Grainger, Charles S. Resnik
    Pages 149-168Open Access
  13. Metabolic-Endocrine

    • Miriam A. Bredella, Bruno C. Vande Berg
    Pages 169-182Open Access
  14. Spine Trauma

    • Connie Y. Chang, Mini N. Pathria
    Pages 183-196Open Access
  15. Spine Degeneration and Inflammation

    • David J. Wilson, Marcelo de Abreu
    Pages 197-213Open Access
  16. Infection

    • William B. Morrison, Mark J. Kransdorf
    Pages 215-227Open Access
  17. Ultrasonography: Sports Injuries

    • Gina M. Allen, Jon A. Jacobson
    Pages 229-245Open Access
  18. Muscle Imaging

    • William Palmer, M. K. Jesse
    Pages 247-258Open Access
  19. Peripheral Nerve Imaging

    • James F. Griffith, Roman Guggenberger
    Pages 259-268Open Access
  20. Sports-Related Injuries of the Pediatric Musculoskeleton

    • Kirsten Ecklund
    Pages 269-281Open Access

About this book

This open access book focuses on imaging of the musculoskeletal diseases. Over the last few years, there have been considerable advances in this area, driven by clinical as well as technological developments. The authors are all internationally renowned experts in their field. They are also excellent teachers, and provide didactically outstanding chapters. The book is disease-oriented and covers all relevant imaging modalities, with particular emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging. Important aspects of pediatric imaging are also included. 

IDKD books are completely re-written every four years. As a result, they offer a comprehensive review of the state of the art in imaging. The book is clearly structured with learning objectives, abstracts, subheadings, tables and take-home points, supported by design elements to help readers easily navigate through the text. As an IDKD book, it is particularly valuable for general radiologists, radiology residents, and interventional radiologists who want to update their diagnostic knowledge, and for clinicians interested in imaging as it relates to their specialty. 


  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Joint disease
  • Bone disease
  • IDKD
  • Open access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    Juerg Hodler

  • Department of Radiology, Kantonsspital Baden, Baden, Switzerland

    Rahel A. Kubik-Huch

  • Professor and Director, Emeritus Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

    Gustav K. von Schulthess

About the editors

Juerg Hodler has held the positions of Professor of Radiology and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland since 2010. He has also served as the Chief Medical Officer of the University Hospital in Zurich since 2011. He has published 268 original papers, 64 other publications including review articles, 28 book chapters and four books. Mostly in the field of musculoskeletal imaging, with an emphasis on joint imaging and the spine. He has served as a co-editor of the journal of Skeletal Radiology for nearly a decade. He has been actively involved in a number of committees of scientific societies, including the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), the International Skeletal Society (ISS) the European Society of Radiology (ESR) and the Swiss Society of Radiology (SGR-SSR). He currently serves as the President-elect of the ISS. He has been the President of the Swiss Board’s Examination in Radiology for 11 years and currently is a Co-Director of a CAS Course in Medical Leadership at University of Zurich. He has served as a Co-Director of the International Diagnostic Course in Davos since 2005. 

Rahel A. Kubik-Huch is Director of the Institute of Radiology and the Department of Medical Services and a member of the executive board at the Kantonsspital Baden in Switzerland. She has a strong interest in female imaging with expertise in all imaging modalities and imaging-guided minimal invasive breast interventions. She was a longstanding Deputy Editor of European Radiology and a past President and Honorary Member of the executive board of the Swiss Society of Radiology. She is a course Co-Director of the International Diagnostic Course Davos (IDKD), Course Advisor of the Breast Imaging Satellite Course Pearl of the IDKD and a former organizer of the Advanced Breast and Pelvis Imaging Course of the ESMRMB where she has remained a member of the faculty. She has published numerous research articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to several book chapters and has been an invited speaker in her area of expertise at a number of national and international symposia and meetings. 

Gustav K. von Schulthess is internationally known as a pioneer of hybrid imaging (PET/CT, SPECT/CT and PET/MR), leader and visionary. He received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his PhD in Physics in 1980 and is doubly board certified in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, with residence and fellowship trainings in Zurich, St. Gallen and San Francisco. He was the President of the European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology and an Honorary Member since 1996. He served as President of the Swiss Society of Nuclear Medicine from 1996 to 1999 and 2012 to 2014. He received an honorary degree in Medicine from the University of Copenhagen in 2007 and became Honorary Member of the Radiological Society of North America in 2008. He was the Director of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital Zurich (USZ), Switzerland from 1991 until 2014, Chief Medical Officer of USZ from 2005 to 2007 and Department Chair of Medical Radiology from 2011 to 2014. He stepped down from his duties in 2014 and is currently an advisor to Nuclear Medicine at USZ to GE Healthcare and advisor and co-owner of Swiss Nuclides GmbH. Last but not least, he has been one of the Directors of the International Diagnostic Course in Davos (IDKD), Switzerland since 1995, where he helped bring IDKD to Asia and South America. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Musculoskeletal Diseases 2021-2024

  • Book Subtitle: Diagnostic Imaging

  • Editors: Juerg Hodler, Rahel A. Kubik-Huch, Gustav K. von Schulthess

  • Series Title: IDKD Springer Series

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2021

  • License: CC BY

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-71280-8Published: 13 April 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-71281-5Published: 12 April 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2523-7829

  • Series E-ISSN: 2523-7837

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 292

  • Number of Illustrations: 222 b/w illustrations, 60 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Radiology, Orthopaedics

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)