December 1970

Radiology of Bone Diseases.

Author Affiliations

Knoxville, Tenn


By George B Greenfield, MD. Price, $34. Pp 465, with 772 illustrations. JB Lippincott Co, East Washington Square, Philadelphia 19105,1969.

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(6):1077-1078. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310120139026

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This new book by Greenfield utilizes a rather unique approach in the roentgenographic study of bone diseases. Rather than the usual etiological grouping, he has divided bone diseases by their roentgenographic features which are then correlated with clinical and laboratory findings. He has attempted to consolidate a considerable amount of information from scattered references into a single textbook and has included numerous reproductions of roentgenograms to illustrate specific features. Numerous tables are presented throughout the text listing the various diseases which produce common roentgen signs, including some of rare and exotic disorders. Greenfield has called this approach "total information profile" and feels that this will allow one to reach a correct diagnosis more often than the method of "pattern matching."

The first chapter explains the analytical approach to bone radiology and describes 32 separate roentgen features of bone lesions which should be considered in the differential diagnosis. These lesions or

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