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The first edition (1981) of this comprehensive work weighed 25 lb and had 3300 pages. This entirely new third edition, published 14 years later, has grown to 45 lb and 4850 pages. This growth is not due to inflation but is the direct result of the information explosion. The multiplication of techniques for imaging and studying the bone and soft tissues has made choosing the best method for examination of the patient more difficult and, in an environment in which cost-effectiveness has become a byword, more important. An underlying principle of this work is to guide the physician in the choice of the technology to be employed to get essential information quickly and efficiently.
Dr Resnick has called on a group of 40 contributors for special information, but he himself has played a major role in the writing and has been more than an editor, thereby ensuring a consistent and
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