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It has been 12 years since the previous edition of this work. A lot has happened in the interim. Microprocessors have revolutionized imaging; not only the means of medical imaging but how images are viewed and reported; how these reports are recorded, transmitted, and communicated; how images are stored and retrieved; and even how one seeks information regarding the imaging characteristics of disease or searches the literature to learn of or substantiate their findings. Microprocessors have made images, reports, and the clinical, pathologic, and imaging characteristics of disease instantaneously accessible. We have achieved the potential of “real-time radiology.”
As a result of microprocessor-driven innovations in information accessibility, the nature of textbooks has changed. Because of the online availability of medical images and accurate and reliable information, the demand for and need of larger general texts has diminished while readers’ requests for shorter, portable single-topic works that might be downloaded on desktop computers, laptops, iPads, and smart phones has risen. Our work has been revised in its fourth edition to accommodate readers’ requests.
But we did not start out that way. In planning for the fourth edition of my text I wasfortunate to secure the assistance of Professor O. Clark West of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, an internationally recognized authority in the field of Emergency Radiology, as a partner and fellow author in this endeavor. Dr.West heads the Emergency Radiology Section of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, which services the active Level 1 Trauma Center of Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston’s sprawling Texas Medical Center and has a particular interest and extensive clinical experience in the application of multidetector CT (MDCT) to trauma imaging. In view of his interest and expertise Dr. West accepted responsibility for authorship of the chapters devoted to the axial skeleton: cervical spine, thoracolumbar spine, and pelvis, and I authored eight chapters devoted to the peripheral skeleton: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot.
The previous three editions of Radiology of Skeletal Trauma were two-volume texts of 1400 to 1700 pages. In preparing a manuscript for a fourth edition the publisher asked that we provide a single-volume text of approximately 300 pages. This substantial reduction presented a significant challenge. Dr. West and I hesitantly agreed to undertake the task. We gave it our all, but found the results of the required shortening produced chapters far short of our goal to provide a useful, informative, and instructional resource. The product
of our labors was simply unacceptable.
However, all was not lost. While working on the revision, I became increasingly aware of the troubling thought that I had written three two-volume editions of a book containing considerable information but had never informed the reader precisely how I used this information in the assessment and interpretation of images of skeletal trauma. To this end we had decided to add what I called a “primer” at the beginning of each chapter containing the basic information needed to make an informed judgment and confident interpretation of images of skeletal trauma. We then stopped working on the revision and turned our attention to writing a primer for each anatomic area. It took three to four years to complete this undertaking. Ultimately, we came to the conclusion that the primers alone had the making of a good short text and abandoned our attempt to make a standard revision of the previous edition.
We define a primer as a small exploratory book on a subject – a collection of short informative pieces of writing that cover the basic elements. Our intent is that the information provided in this primer should enable users to confidently and accurately identify as many as 90% to 95% of fractures and dislocations that they encounter.
The Primer begins with checklists for each of the following:
- Radiographic examination listing views required
- Common injuries in adults
- Common injuries in children and adolescents.
- Injuries likely to be missed
- Avoiding satisfaction of search: Now that you have seen this what else should you be
- What you do when you see nothing at all: Indications for CT and MRI