MR-Imaging of the Lumbar Spine: A Teaching Atlas

MR-Imaging of the Lumbar Spine: A Teaching Atlas

By: Odo Koester (author), Juergen Kraemer (author), John Grossman (translator)Hardback

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Two-thirds of degenerative diseases of the vertebral column involve the lumbar spine. Magnetic resonance imaging plays a pivotal role in diagnosis and treatment. With more than 450 illustrations and 78 case studies illustrating various constellations of findings, this book provides a wealth of illustrations that guide the reader through the MR imaging of lumbar disk herniations and spinal stenosis: Impressive series of MR images illustrate both common and unusual findings, helping to enhance conceptual understanding and sharpen diagnostic perception. Clinical findings and progression are covered in addition to MRI findings, helping the reader to appreciate the correlations between clinical and imaging findings. The role of diagnostic imaging is addressed for specific disorders, helping to foster the more discriminating use of imaging procedures in the lumbar spine. The book concludes with a chapter on the current technique of performing CT-guided injections at the lumbar level.


1 Pathological anatomy, diagnosis, and treatment 1.1 Clinical Terms 1.2 Pathoanatomic Terms 1.3 Protrusion and Extrusion 1.4 Classification of the Lumbar Motion Segments 1.5 Variations in the Number of Vertebrae and Transitional Vertebrae 1.6 Therapeutic Concepts 1.7 Nerve Root Syndromes 1.8 Synovial Cysts (Ganglia) 1.9 Spinal Stenosis 1.10 Diagnostic Imaging Studies in Lumbar Disc Extrusion and Spinal Stenosis 2 Case studies Case Study 1: Normal Findings Case Study 2: Monosegmental Degenerative Disc Disease Case Study 3: Protrusions in Segmental Degenerative Disc Case Study 7: L5-S1, Extrusion at the Disc Level Case Study 10: L5-S1, Extrusion with Supradiscal Extension Case Study 18: L5-S1, Extrusion with Infradiscal Extension and Possible Intradural Migration Case Study 44: L4-L5, Extrusion with Infradiscal Extension Case Study 48: L4-L5, Lateral Extrusion with Supradiscal Extension Case Study 66: L1-L2, Extrusion with Supradiscal Extension Case Study 70: Degenerative Spinal Stenosis (...and many more!)

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783131300911
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9783131300911
  • weight: 840
  • ISBN10: 3131300914
  • translations: German

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