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May 23, 1980


JAMA. 1980;243(20):2096-2097. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300460062043

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Robert Freiburger and Jeremy Kay, both directors of radiology at leading American medical centers, have, with the help of a distinguished group of contributing authors, produced an excellent book on diagnostic arthrography.

The authors prove that "arthrography can yield much accurate information heretofore unavailable about joints and joint spaces" with a wellwritten, informative text covering technique and interpretation, which includes all joints lending themselves to arthrographic inspection. Though not as specific as other treatises devoted to the arthrographic examination of a single joint (eg, Arthrography of the Knee Joint, by C. J. P. Thijn, reviewed in JAMA 243:469-470, 1980), the book is not wanting in essential information, and its scope amply compensates for any lack of fine detail.

After the usual introduction and section on technique, the knee is nicely reviewed in four chapters, followed by a chapter on both positive contrast and double-contrast arthrography of the shoulder. The adult