Problem Solving in Neuroradiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323059299, 9781437735994

Problem Solving in Neuroradiology

1st Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Authors: Meng Law Peter Som Thomas Naidich
Print ISBN: 9780323059299
eBook ISBN: 9781437735994
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 31st May 2011
Page Count: 656


Problem Solving in Neuroradiology, by Meng Law, MD, Peter M. Som, MD and Thomas P. Naidich, MD, is your survival guide to solving diagnostic challenges that are particularly problematic in neuroimaging. With a concise, practical, and instructional approach, it helps you apply basic principles of problem solving to imaging of the head and interventional neck, brain, and spine. Inside, you'll find expert guidance on how to accurately read what you see, and how to perform critical techniques including biopsy, percutaneous drainage, and tumor ablation. User-friendly features, such as tables and boxes, tips, pitfalls, and rules of thumb, place today's best practices at your fingertips, including protocols for optimizing the most state-of-the-art imaging modalities. A full-color design, including more than 700 high-quality images, highlights critical elements to enhance your understanding.

Key Features

  • Apply expert tricks of the trade and protocols for optimizing the most state-of-the-art imaging modalities and their clinical applications used for the brain and spine—with general indications for use and special situations.
  • Make the most efficient use of modern imaging modalities including multidetector CT, PET, advanced MR imaging/MR spectroscopy (MRS), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and perfusion weighted imaging (PWI).
  • Successfully perform difficult interventional techniques such as biopsies of the spine and interventional angiography—key techniques for more accurately diagnosing cerebral vascular disease, aneurysm, and blood vessel malformations—as well as percutaneous drainage and tumor ablation.
  • Know what to expect. A dedicated section is organized by the clinical scenarios most likely to be encountered in daily practice, such as neurodegenerative disease, vascular disease, and cancer.
  • Avoid common problems that can lead to an incorrect diagnosis. Tables and boxes with tips, pitfalls, and other teaching points show you what to look for, while problem-solving advice helps you accurately identify what you see—especially those images that could suggest several possible diagnoses.
  • See conditions as they appear in practice thanks to an abundance of case examples and specially designed full-color, high-quality images which complement the text and highlight important elements.
  • Quickly find the information you need thanks to a well-organized, user-friendly format with templated headings, detailed illustrations, and at-a-glance tables.

Table of Contents

1. Multi-detector Computed Tomography as a Problem Solving Tool in Neuroradiology

2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Problem Solving Tool

3. Advanced MR (MR Spectroscopy, Diffusion Imaging, Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Perfusion Imaging): A Multiparametric Algorithmic Approach to Problem Solving in Neuroradiology

4. PET/CT Imaging in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

5. Diagnostic Angiography

6. Neurointerventional Radiology

7. Spine Procedures – Biopsies

8. Neurodegenerative Disorders

9. Infection/Inflammation

10. Metabolic Disorders

11. Tumor

12. Brain Trauma

13. Imaging of Spine Trauma

14. Imaging of Congenital Brain Abnormalities

15. Epilepsy

16. Neuroimaging of Pediatric Hypoxic-Ischemic Injury

17. Intrauterine and Perinatal Infections

18. Head and Neck Radiology

19. Spine: Tumors and Infection

20. Spine and Lower Back Pain


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About the Author

Meng Law

Peter Som

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology, Otolaryngology, and Radiation Oncology; Chief of Head and Neck Radiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

Thomas Naidich

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology; Professor of Neurosurgery; Director of Neuroradiology, Irving and Dorothy Regenstreif Research Professor of Neuroscience Professor (Neuroimaging), Mt Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, US