Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by David D. Stark and William G. Bradley, Jr, 3rd ed, 2064 pp, with illus, $399, ISBN 0-8151-8518-9, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1999.
I have had the opportunity over the years to review a number of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) textbooks for JAMA and have seen first editions mature as additional editions became warranted.
The most noticeable improvement in this edition of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, edited by Stark and Bradley, is that it is now broken down into three volumes. The first edition, although an excellent text, was so large and bulky that I used it to hold doors open and as a chair booster for my young children. As my children have outgrown the need for a booster seat, the text has been logically divided into smaller volumes, while maintaining its preeminent status as one of the definitive works on MRI.
ImagingMagnetic Resonance Imaging, vols 1-3. JAMA. 2000;283(6):810-811. doi:10.1001/jama.283.6.810-JBK0209-5-1