A systematic approach to image interpretation in radiology is paramount to ensure a high sensitivity, specificity, and efficiency level. Whether one is interpreting musculoskeletal MRI or radiographs of the chest, an organized method must be utilized.
Unfortunately, radiology residents often begin interpreting studies without a systematic guideline or search pattern. This usually precipitates random book and journal article reading in effort to construct a personal search pattern. However, the pattern created is subject to critical deficiencies, not recognized until an error has been made.
Following training, the practicing radiologist is often required to read cases in a speciality he or she is uncomfortable with interpreting. Having a resource that provides a concise and systematic approach to image interpretation in this particular speciality is an invaluable tool.
Practical Approach Musculoskeletal MRI: MRI of the Wrist was designed to serve as a concise resource for the resident or practicing radiologist to read and gain an accelerated depth of knowledge in systematic interpretation of MRI of the wrist in a condensed period of time. We hope you find this text as useful as we believe it can be.