This volume provides a multimodality imaging approach to the pathology of the foot and the ankle, covering both the various imaging techniques and all clinical aspects of diseases of these anatomic areas. The chapters on technique are compact but still deal comprehensively with all spe cific facets of the problem. The clinical chapters are well written, detailed and superbly illustrated. The editors succeeded in assembling an excellent group of international experts from the European continent as well as from the USA to cover all commonly held modern views and concepts on the topic. This outstanding volume will serve the needs not only of general radiologists dealing in their daily practice with the frequently occurring traumatic conditions of the ankle and foot but also of specialised musculoskeletal radiologists looking for guidance in their management of patients suffering from arthritis, osteochondritis, infectious or metabolic diseases or even the rare tumoral and tumour-like conditions of this part of the lower limb. It can be recommended highly as invaluable reading not only to radiolo gists but also to orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists. I am confident that this excellent book will meet the same success as the volume on the knee already published in this series by Dr. Mark Davies.
A. Mark Davies, Jeremy P. R. Jenkins, Richard W. Whitehouse