Essential Musculoskeletal MRI

1st Edition

A Primer for the Clinician

Authors:

  • Michelle Wessely
  • Martin Young
  • Table of Contents


    Introduction – MRI (35):
    Theory
    Spin
    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
    Resonance detection
    Imaging
    MRI parameters
    Spin echo sequences
    Pulse sequences
    Fast spin echo
    STIR
    Gradient echo
    Contrast enhancement
    The Patient experience
    MRI equipment
    Imaging protocols
    Contraindications and complications
    Clinical decision making


    Part 1: The Spine

    Cervical Spine.
    Normal anatomy and variants
    Pathomechanics
    Degenerative joint disease
    Degenerative disc disease
    Ligamentum flavum hypertrophy
    Pathology
    Syringomyelia
    Inflammatory arthritides
    Disc lesions
    Spinal cord lesions
    Infection
    Tumours (osseous and soft tissue) – primary and secondary
    Trauma
    Surgical approaches
    Clinical Correlation and decision-making
    Radicultitis
    Cervical spondylotic myelopathy
    SMT and contraindications
    Whiplash
    Summary (“Clinical Pearls”)


    Thoracic Spine. Normal anatomy and variants
    Pathomechanics
    Degenerative joint
    disease
    Degenerative disc
    disease
    Ligamentum flavum
    hypertrophy
    Pathology
    Syringomyelia
    Inflammatory
    arthritides
    Disc lesions
    Spinal cord lesions
    Infection
    Tumours (osseous and
    soft tissue) –
    primary and
    secondary
    Trauma
    Surgical approaches
    Clinical Correlation and
    decision-making
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    Details

    No. of pages:
    270
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2011
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780443067266
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702048555

    About the authors

    Michelle Wessely

    Michelle Wessely is currently director of radiology at the Institut Franco-Europeen de Chiropratique (IFEC), Paris/Toulouse, France where she has been based for the past 8 years heading the teaching and clinical radiology programme. Prior to this time, she completed a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at the University of California, San Diego, under the direction of Professor Donald Resnick. She has since also completed two shorter fellowships in Cincinnati in 2007 under Dr Pomeranz, concentrating on neuroradiology, as well as musculoskeletal imaging. She has published in a variety of journals, British Journal of Chiropractic, Clinical Chiropractic, Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapy, Clinical Radiology, Acta Radiologica. She has presented papers at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), American Roentgen Ray Society, European Chiropractic Union on topics including the knee, temoromandibular joint amongst other subjects. Wessely has provided seminars and radiology courses extensively throughout Europe, and North America, pitching the presentations at basic through to advanced levels on the vast spectrum of subjects related to imaging, depending on the needs of the audience.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    BSc (Chiro), DC, DACBR, DipMEd, FCC (UK/Radiology) Member of the American Chiropractic College of Radiology, Member of the American Roentgen Ray Society, Fellow of the College of Radiology, College of Chiropractors, UK.

    Martin Young

    Young is Editor of Clinical Chiropractic, an Elsevier Journal.He has published in a variety of journals: British Journal of Chiropractic; Clinical Chiropractic, Journal of Alternative and Compelementary medcine, Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapy, European Journal of Hepatologic Gastroenterology. British Dental Journal.He has presented papers at:European Chiropractors' Union conference, British Chiropractic Asociation Spring Conference, College of Chiropractors Pre-Registration Training Scheme National SeminarPrior to chiropractic, Young had a background in journalism, particularly in technical feature writing where it is necessary to explain complicated and complex ideas and principles to a lay or untrained audience. He has an honours degree in physics, a qualification held 0by only three other professionals within the Chiro field. He has considerable experience as a post-graduate educator, having taught Biophysics at Levels 1 and 2 and General Medicine, Neurology and Differential Diagnosis and Level 3. His writing experience is extensive: in addition to his pre-clinical career he has, for the past nine years, been editor of a peer-reviewed, clinical, biomedical journal (Clinical Chiropractic with Elsevier Science since 2002). As such, he is well used to communicating with and for undergraduates, new graduates, experienced clinicians, educators and researchers and would intend bringing these skills to bear in any text book.As final proof of the need for such a text, he has been regularly approached by students, clinicians and educators pleading for a user-friendly, clinically-based text for those working in the field of manual medicine; one that is pitched an appropriate level and can guide from the most basic levels of knowledge to the advanced concepts required in simple, logical and non-mathematical steps.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Private practitioner, Yeovil Chiropractic Clinic, Yeovil, Somerset, UK