Acute Aortic Intramural Hematoma

Apr 20, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Acute Aortic Intramural Hematoma

Acute Aortic Intramural Hematoma Katherine R. Birchard CLINICAL HISTORY 69-year-old female with chest pain. FIGURE 34A FINDINGS Figure 34A: Axial noncontrast CT image shows near-circumferential high attenuation soft tissue (blue…

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Scoliosis

Mar 28, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a structural lateral curvature of the spine with a rotatory component. Imaging in scoliosis is important. Most cases of scoliosis are idiopathic, and imaging is used routinely in…

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Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Fiber Tracking in Spinal Cord Lesions: Current and Future Indications

Mar 28, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Fiber Tracking in Spinal Cord Lesions: Current and Future Indications

Diffusion-weighted imaging and fractional anisotropy may be more sensitive than other conventional magnetic resonance imaging techniques to detect, characterize, and map the extent of spinal cord lesions. Fiber tracking offers…

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Spinal Trauma

Mar 28, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Spinal Trauma

Approximately 30,000 spinal injuries occur in the United States every year. Injuries to the spine and its contents affect predominately young, healthy individuals and are a major cause of disability,…

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Degenerative Disease of the Spine

Mar 28, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Degenerative Disease of the Spine

Degenerative disease of the spine is a definition that includes a wide spectrum of degenerative abnormalities. Degeneration involves bony structures and the intervertebral disk, although many aspects of spine degeneration…

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Imaging in Spinal Vascular Disease

Mar 28, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Imaging in Spinal Vascular Disease

Spinal vascular diseases are rare and constitute only 1% to 2% of all vascular neurologic pathologies. In this article, the following vascular pathologies of the spine are described: spinal arterial…

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Tumors of the Spine in Children

Mar 28, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Tumors of the Spine in Children

In children, tumors of the spine are much rarer than intracranial tumors. They are classified into intramedullary, intradural-extramedullary, and extradural tumors. Magnetic resonance imaging provides crucial information regarding the extent,…

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Congenital Anomalies of the Spine

Mar 28, 2017 by in NEUROLOGICAL IMAGING Comments Off on Congenital Anomalies of the Spine

The complexity of the congenital anomalies of the spine can make the neuroradiologic diagnosis challenging. Knowledge of spinal embryology greatly helps in the understanding and classification of these anomalies. We…

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