Spine Imaging - 2nd Edition

Spine Imaging

2nd Edition

Case Review Series

Authors: Brian Bowen Alfonso Rivera Efrat Saraf-Lavi
Imprint: Mosby

Table of Contents


1. Lumbar spinal stenosis
2. Diskitis-Osteo, lumbar
3. CSF flow imaging
4. Postoperative Recurrent disk herniation, lumbar
5. Unilateral facet dislocation (cervical)
6. Atlantoaxial rotatory deformity
7. Paget’s disease
8. Traumatic vertebral artery occlusion
9. Caudal regression syndrome
10. Tarlov Cyst
11. Radial anular tear of a lumbar disk
12. Schwannoma, Sacral
13. Lateral meningocele, thoracic
14. Intradural lipoma, Cervical
15. Sagittal, epidural midline septum
16. Herniated disk constrained by midline septum
17. Loose transpedicular screw
18. Craniospinal tuberculosis
19. Disk herniation (extrusion), lumbar
20. Paget Disease
21. Sarcoidosis, cauda equina
22. Extradural schwannoma, cervical
23. Retroperitoneal sarcoma
24. Adult rheumatoid arthritis
25. Arachnoiditis
26. Spontaneous reduction of disk herniation
27. Intradural lipoma, conus.
28. Os odontoideum
29. Tuberculous Meningitis
30. Fracture-separation of the articular mass
31. Enhancing nerve roots with Lumbar disk herniation (unoperated spine)
32. Vertebral artery dissection
33. Lipoma of the Filum Terminale
34. Isthmic (Spondylolytic) spondylolisthesis
35. Baastrup’s Disease
36. Multiple Meningiomas, Neurofibromatosis type 2
37. Sacral neurofibromas
38. Vertebroplasty
39. Atlantoaxial subluxation
40. Lipomyelomeningocele
41. Bilateral Transpedicular Ascending Lumbar Veins
42. Devic’s syndrome (Neuromyelitis Optica)
43. Disk Herniation (Lateral) with Peridiskal Scar, Lumbar
44. Neuropathic Arthropathy (Charcot Spine)
45. Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament
46. Epidural abscess, thoracic
47. Epidural Steroid Injection
48. Odontoid nonunion
49. Disk Herniation, Cervical
50. Discogram demonstrating a left lateral (foraminal) disk herniation
51. Chiari II Malformation With Hydromyelia
52. Vertebral met


This volume in the best-selling "Case Review" series uses nearly 200 case studies to challenge your knowledge on a full range of topics in spine imaging. Each case includes a set of 1 to 4 unknown images and four self-test questions, accompanied by answers, supporting literature references, and a commentary to help you gain a better understanding of how the correct diagnosis was reached. The discussion addresses the most important imaging, pathological, and clinical features of the case. This unique case-based format - coupled with an easy-access organization and high-quality images - equips you with the guidance you need to master the material, pass certification exams, and succeed in practice.

Key Features

  • Serves as a useful preparation tool for certification review with its unique case-based format that mimics the actual exam.
  • Illustrates many nondegenerative diseases of the spine, such as congenital, vascular, neoplastic, inflammatory/infectious, and traumatic cases, including abnormal imaging findings.
  • Covers diseases involving spinal nerves and paraspinal plexuses, facilitating recognition of entities such as hereditary peripheral neuropathies and the perineural spread of neoplastic disease.
  • Offers more than 400 high-quality, state-of-the-art images - most new to this edition - representing a wide range of clinical situations encountered in the field.
  • Features cases at three different levels of difficulty: Opening Round, Fair Game, and Challenge to test the knowledge of any practitioners, regardless of degree or experience.


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About the Authors

Brian Bowen Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurological Surgery; Director, Clinical MR Research Department of Radiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

Alfonso Rivera Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Director MR Services, Jackson Memorial Hospital; Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA

Efrat Saraf-Lavi Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Radiology, Neuroradiology Section, Medical Director of Applebaum MRI Center, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL