Magnetic resonance imaging has become an increasingly beneficial tool for the radiologic evaluation of complex spine diseases. However, due to the many variables implicit in MR imaging technique, considerable experience and expertise are necessary to diagnose with confidence.
This book provides a comprehensive and practical overview of the field, and gives you the information to competently utilize MRI for the diagnosis of diseases of the spine and spinal cord.
More than 1,300 high-quality images help you recognize and distinguish normal findings from pathologic spinal disorders and common MR artifacts
Systematic tables of indications and differential diagnoses summarize each disorder and help you in planning treatment strategies
Problem-solving tips and tricks provide details on various imaging techniques, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different MRI sequences
Concise chapter summaries provide quick and easy access to the most current MR imaging information
Of great interest to radiologists, neuroradiologists, trauma surgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons, this extensively illustrated work is an essential diagnostic reference for evaluating spinal disorders.
1 Physics and its Application
2 MRI and Spinal Surgery-Indications Based on the Spectrum of Surgical Therapeutic Options
3 Malformations of the Spinal Canal
4 Degenerative Disorders of the Spine
5 Tumours of the Spine and Spinal Canal
6 Inflammatory Disorders of the Spine and Spinal Canal
7 Use of MRI in Acute Spinal Trauma
8 Vascular Disorders of the Spinal Canal
9 Functional Analysis and Surgery of the Spine in an Open MR System