M. Shahabpour, R. Sutter, J. Kramer

MRI of the Shoulder

MRI of the Shoulder

Maximal expertise: this book is filled with accumulated knowledge of leading international radiologists!

The publication ‚MRI of the Shoulder‘ covers all well-known and new entities. In all chapters, clinical aspects, schematic drawings and a wealth of images are aiming at helping the reader to understand the content. This book offers an innovative and practice-oriented approach to understand MR-imaging of the shoulder.

Key features of MRI of the Shoulder:

  • Unique didactic concept
  • 900 images and illustrations
  • Excellent educational guide for radiologists and surgeons
  • Individual chapters address specific topics

This well-illustrated book will assist the general and the musculoskeletal radiologist in interpreting imaging studies on the shoulder.

Editors: Maryam Shahabpour, Reto Sutter, Josef Kramer
1st English edition
Publication Date: Jannuary 2018


  • Hardcover edition, English
  • 296 pp.
  • Size: 21.4 × 30.2 × 2.5 cm
  • Weight: 1.6 kg
  • ISBN: 978-3-902933-44-7
  • Price: € 159.00
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  • available in 6 chapters:
    1. Technique Anatomy and Guidelines of the Shoulder
    2. Shoulder Impingement & Rotator Cuff Lesion
    3. Glenohumeral Ligaments & Shoulder Instability
    4. Overuse Injuries, Shoulder Neuropathies & Muscle Disease
    5. Miscellaneous Disorders of the Shoulder
    6. Postoperative Imaging of the Shoulder
  • Price: from € 9.00 per chapter
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  • Christoph A. Agten, MD
  • Gina M. Allen, MRCGP, MRCP, MScSEM, FRCR
  • Igor Boric, Assist Prof., MD, PhD
  • Samy Bouaicha, MD
  • Rob Campbell, FRCR
  • Luis Cerezal, MD
  • Danoob Dalili, MBBS
  • Michel De Maeseneer, MD, PhD
  • Seema Doering, MD
  • Lars B. Fritz, MD, MBA
  • Andrew J. Grainger, MD, FRCR
  • Thomas Grieser, MD
  • Victoria M. Higueras Guerro, MD
  • Amanda Isaac, MBChB, MRCS, FRCR
  • Abhishek Jain, FRCR
  • Pia M. Jungmann, MD
  • Redouane Kadi, MD
  • Apostolos H. Karantanas, MD, PhD
  • Ara Kassarjian, MD, FRCPC
  • Josef Kramer, MD, PhD, MMSC
  • Christian R. Krestan, MD
  • Eva Llopis, MD
  • Alexeys Perez, MD
  • Nicole Pouliart, MD, PhD
  • Bettina Pretterklieber, MD, BSc
  • Michael Pretterklieber, MD
  • Philip Robinson, MRCP FRCR
  • Emma L. Rowbotham, MD, FRCR
  • Edward Sellon, MRCS, FRCR, PgD SEM
  • Maryam Shahabpour, MD
  • Reto Sutter, MD
  • Maria Tzalonikou, MD
  • Alberto Vieira, MD


  1. Imaging Technique
  2. Normal MR Imaging Anatomy
  3. Shoulder Impingement
  4. Rotator Cuff Lesions in Athletes
  5. Lesion of the Rotator Cuff: What the surgeon wants to know
  6. Biceps Tendon
  7. Glenohumeral Ligaments
  8. Shoulder Instability
  9. Shoulder Instability: What the Surgeon Wants to Know
  10. Overuse Injuries
  11. Shoulder Neuropathies
  12. Muscle Disease
  13. Acute Osseous Trauma
  14. Acromioclavicular Joint Dislocation & Sternoclavicular Joint Disease
  15. Postoperative Imaging: Glenohumeral Joint
  16. Postoperative Imaging: Rotator Cuff Repairs
  17. Imaging Protocols


Franz Kainberger

„In summary, the experts of this ESSR Sports Imaging Committee have successfully managed to provide the reader with an update of the practically relevant knowledge necessary for daily reporting.“
MRI of the knee is among the most commonly performed cross-sectional Imaging investigations and after decades of clinical use one would expect no significant new insights in this field. This, however, is completely contradicted with the book "MRI of the knee" edited by Josef Kramer and the Sports Imaging Committee of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR). The current knowledge of arthroscopy and other advancing treatment options for the knee is presented here by focussing on MR imaging. The book may be divided into four sections. In the first chapter, the anatomy is described systematically with respect to biomechanics and in such a great detail, that not only beginners, but also the experienced radiologist will receive some new information. The authors’ profound knowledge about the historical perspectives how morphological concepts evolved may open the radiologist’s eyes for a more thorough understanding of the daily routine reporting work. In the next five chapters, the major anatomic components of the knee with their typical injury patterns and how they appear with imaging are presented. Such, the kinetic chains of trauma, overuse and degeneration are discussed and footprint patterns of the weak chain links are described. Practice tips about how to avoid pitfalls reflect the authors’ great clinical expertise. A chapter about the children's knee contains all relevant topics of variants, congenital abnormalities, patterns of overuse, and common tumours in this patient group, One chapter is dedicated to juvenile arthritis with an extensive overview on quantitative imaging. In the remaining eight chapters, the authors deal with all major clinically relevant situations, i. e. trauma and instability, inflammation, swelling and malignancies. Typical and not so typical findings are presented in the context of etiology and biomechanics, thus supporting a more synoptic understanding of the disease processes of the knee. The figures are of excellent quality and many chapters contain long lists of up-to-date references. Searching for a peculiar detail or for topics discussed in different chapters within this broad spectrum of information – the postoperative knee is an example – may be difficult and we as readers hope for an e-book version in the near future. In summary, the experts of this ESSR Sports Imaging Committee have successfully managed to provide the reader with an update of the practically relevant knowledge necessary for daily reporting. The young publisher has shown us his high potential and power in how to realize a modern knowledge management concept in medicine.

Franz Kainberger

Division of Neuro- and Musculoskeletal Radiology
Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-Guided Therapy,
Medical University of Vienna

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