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
eBook ISBN:
9780702048555
Print ISBN:
9780443067266

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