Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Interventional Radiology of the Spine: Image-Guided Pain Therapy


A panel of world-renowned experts presents a complete course on evaluating and treating patients with back pain, including interventional spinal procedures, spinal imaging, and the clinical evaluation of the spine patient. The authors focus on all the critical spinal procedures, ranging from such traditional methods as selective nerve root blocks, epidural injections, facet injections, sacroiliac joint injections, to such state-of-the art techniques as spinal biopsy, percutaneous vertebroplasty, spinal imaging, nucleoplasty, discography, intradiscal electrothermal therapy, and transcatheter therapy for tumors of the spine. Additional material is provided on basic spinal anatomy, CT, MRI, the nuclear medicine of the spine, and the pharmacology of the medications used in injection procedures.

From the reviews:

"...a good, concise discussion of the current state-of-the-art of spinal intervention." - Neuroradiology

"The aim of this book is to provide the practicing interventional radiologist with a source for evaluating and treating patients with back pain. … the book intend to provide a useful and comprehensive state-of-the-art reference on minimally invasive, image-guided spinal procedures for radiologists. … In summary, the book provides up-to-date information on interventional radiology of the spine. … can be recommended to those starting treating patients with back pain." (European Radiology, Vol. 15, October, 2005)

Book details:
Author: J. Kevin McGraw
Publisher: Humana Press; 1 edition (November 24, 2003)
Pages: 244
Size: 8,181 MB
Format:pdf

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4 comments:

Sophia Jason said...

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Chiropractic Care said...

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