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MRI of Degenerative Disease of the Spine A Case-Based Atlas


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Lingua: Inglese


Pubblicazione: 07/2021
Edizione: 2nd ed. 2021


This is the second edition of an acclaimed, richly illustrated and comprehensive case-based atlas focusing on MRI of degenerative changes in the osteoarticular structures of the spine. 

Spinal degenerative disease is highly prevalent in the general population and its incidence increases with age. At the same time, degenerative spinal conditions are one of the most common causes of pain.

The book presents a comprehensive overview of the MR findings observed in degenerative disease of spinal joints, ligaments and paravertebral muscles, and offers guidance on selecting the appropriate imaging protocol, which is critical in detecting the potentially very subtle changes. The MR study protocols presented include T2-weighted sequences with fat saturation and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted sequences with fat saturation, since these sequences permit better visualization of inflammatory changes of both anterior and posterior elements of the spine.

This richly illustrated second edition highlights the inflammatory component of the degenerative pathology of the spine, which in most cases is responsible for the painful symptomatology. It also discusses in detail the use of contrast medium in MRI of spinal degenerative disease.

The “case-based” structure of the atlas allows easy but effective consultation by radiologists, neuroradiologists, rheumatologists, orthopedists and physiatrists, as well as students.


PART I) CLINICAL AND TECHNICAL ASPECTS Chapter 1) Biomechanics of the Spine.- Chapter 2) MRI in Degenerative Disease of the Spine.- Chapter 3) MRI in Postoperative Spine.- PART II) CLINICAL CASES Chapter 4) Osteochondrosis, Osteochondritis.- Chapter 5) Osteoarthritis, Facet Joint Pathology.- Chapter 6) Spondylolysis.- Chapter 7) Degeneration-Inflammation of Ligaments and Muscles.- Chapter 8) Unusual Cases.- Chapter 9) Radiculitis / Neuritis.- Chapter 10) Postoperative Spine.


Dr. Paola D’Aprile graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bari, Italy, and subsequently specialized in Neurology and Radiology. She is currently Director of the department of Radiology of San Paolo Hospital, Bari, Italy. She has participated in numerous national and international scientific conferences as a speaker, and is organizer-president of numerous courses and conferences on Neuroradiology. Dr. D’Aprile has authored more than 200 scientific publications in national and international journals. In recent years she has developed a particular interest in MRI of the spine, particularly in the degenerative and rheumatic pathology of the vertebral column. She already published three books with Springer (MRI of the Rheumatic Spine, 1st and 2nd edition, and MRI of Degenerative Disease of the Spine 1st edition).

Dr. Alfredo Tarantino graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Bari, Italy, and subsequently specialized in Neurology and Radiology. Since 2001 he has been a medical consultant at the Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology Section, San Paolo Hospital, Bari, Italy. In addition, he serves as a lecturer for various training courses in Neuroradiology. He has participated as a speaker at various conferences in the field of Neuroradiology. In the last ten years he has developed a particular interest in MRI of degenerative and rheumatic diseases of the spine. He is the author of numerous publications in national and international journals in the field of Neuroradiology. He is co-author of the 2nd edition of the book MRI of the Rheumatic Spine.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Dimensioni: 279 x 210 mm Ø 788 gr
Formato: Copertina rigida
Illustration Notes:168 Illustrations, black and white
Pagine Arabe: 184
Pagine Romane: xi

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