Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Spine

Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Spine

Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Spine

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Authored by renowned neuroradiologist Steven P. Meyers, Differential Diagnosis in Neuroimaging: Spine is a stellar guide for identifying and diagnosing cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacrum anomalies based on location and neuroimaging results. The succinct text reflects more than 25 years of hands-on experience gleaned from advanced training and educating residents and fellows in radiology, neurosurgery, and orthopaedic surgery. The high-quality MRI, CT, and X-ray images have been collected over Dr. Meyers’s lengthy career, presenting an unsurpassed visual learning tool.

The distinctive ‘three-column table plus images’ format is easy to incorporate into clinical practice, setting this book apart from larger, disease-oriented radiologic tomes. This layout enables readers to quickly recognize and compare abnormalities based on high-resolution images.

Key Highlights

  • Tabular columns organized by anatomical abnormality include imaging findings and a summary of key clinical data that correlates to the images
  • Congenital/developmental abnormalities, spinal deformities, and acquired pathologies in both children and adults
  • Lesions organized by region including dural, intradural extramedullary, extra-dural, and sacrum
  • More than 600 figures illustrate the radiological appearance of spinal tumors, lesions, deformities, and injuries
  • Spinal cord imaging for the diagnosis of intradural intramedullary lesions and spinal trauma

This visually rich resource is a must-have diagnostic tool for trainee and practicing radiologists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, physiatrists, and orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in treating spine-related conditions. The highly practical format makes it ideal for daily rounds, as well as a robust study guide for physicians preparing for board exams.


Product Details

  • Published on: 2016-12-14
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50″ h x .0″ w x 11.00″ l,
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 288 pages

    It is an image-rich reference text aimed at practicing radiologists, neurologists, physiatrists, and spine surgeons both in neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery. Given the breadth of adult and pediatric pathologies presented, it will also be helpful to mid-level practitioners and trainees. The list of cases is comprehensive, not only including the majority of lesions that will be encountered in daily practice, but also featuring rare entities.

    The spine lesions are presented in the classic categories of spinal spaces: intramedullary, intradural extramedullary, and extradural. There are also specific chapters on solitary osseous lesions, sacral lesions, and spine trauma. There are specific anatomic reviews with clearly labeled illustrations. The stated goal of this reference text is to present cases as imaging differential diagnosis. Rather, it presents a broad spectrum of pathologies with key imaging, histologic, and clinical points. Most rare entities have been included, which makes this a thorough resource. However, given the intended audience, it would have been good to emphasize the differences in imaging characteristics of certain entities and demonstrate examples. The majority of lesions are demonstrated on magnetic resonance imaging with some cases illustrated on computed tomography. Some lesions are better characterized with multiple imaging modalities, and this is demonstrated very well with many cases.

    The pertinent imaging findings are listed in table form with corresponding figure numbers. The image quality is excellent with clear labels and succinct legends. Some of the legends are lacking the imaging modality description, which may be challenging for nonimagers. In some cases, particular imaging features of certain pathologies are described; however, there are no corresponding radiographic images to illustrate these findings.

  • https://academic.oup.com/neurosurgery/article/81/4/707/3896193/Book-Review-Differential-Diagnosis-in-Neuroimaging

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