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Spine Imaging: Case Review Series, 3rd Edition

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Spine Imaging, a title in the popular Case Review Series, helps you effectively prepare for certification, recertification, and practice in spine imaging with case studies that test your knowledge of all essential topics. This medical reference book will show you how to make confident, final diagnoses through accurate pattern recognition, clinical correlation, and differential diagnosis.

"This book is likely to be most useful for (radiology) trainees in a neuroradiology department".

Gary Culpan, Lecturer in Radiography, University of Bradford. RAD Magazine, Date: Oct 14

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New to This Edition

    • Ensure your knowledge is up to date with the aid of new and updated spinal imaging case studies covering modalities such as Spinal MRA imaging, SWI, CINE CSF flow, MR myelography and peripheral nerve imaging. New cases include discal cyst, polymyalgia rheumatica, Gaucher disease, pigmented villonodular synovitis, ventriculus terminalis cyst, and much more.

Key Features

    •  Prepare effectively by reviewing 160 spine imaging cases, organized by level of difficulty, that mimic the new format of radiology certification and recertification exams. Every case includes at least 3 images and 4 multiple-choice review questions, along with rationales that explain why each answer is correct or incorrect.

Published Reviews

    Spine imaging review useful for neuroradiology trainees

    Overall this book is focused on neuroradiology of the spine covering a wide range of pathology in a case study format. The preface states that cases are selected to comply with the American Board of Radiology study guide for the spine, assuming that an international audience would follow a similar format. The format of the imaging cases with multiple choice questions does invoke a learning approach from the reader. It is explained that the first question for each case may have more than one answer, effectively which option the reader considers the best fit the most likely differential diagnosis.

    Subsequent questions each have one correct answer to choose from the four options. Each case has a number of images including standard X-ray, CT and MRI images and cases often include a combination of two or more imaging modalities. The image quality is generally very good for a book of this size, each image filling about a quarter of a page. The overleaf page of each case has the answers to the MCQs along with references for further reading, cross referenced to Neuroradiology: The requisites, Third Edition (Requisites in Radiology) by Yousem, Zimmermanand Grossman, published by Mosby. There is also a complementary explaining the underlying disease process, clinical presentation and recommended imaging and management.

    At the outset, the contents page sets out three fundamental divisions of the cases - Opening round, Fair Game and Challenges. However these titles are not explained and might be somewhat unfamiliar to the UK reader. I assume the authors are implying increasing levels of difficulty or reducing commonality of pathologies as the book progresses.

    The book includes160 cases covering wide range of pathologies. Other than the three main divisions, there doesn’t seem to be any other structure or grouping of pathologies. As a learning tool this may be deliberate so that when the reader turns the page they do not know what to expect next.

    As a revision aid this would be effective. At the end of the book there is an index of the pathologies featured with associated page numbers, a useful feature for those that wish to look up a specific pathology.

    This book is likely to be most useful for (radiology) trainees in a neuroradiology department. Unfortunately, at the time of the review this book was not yet available electronically via the ExpertConsult website (access is included with book purchase) but if the electronic image quality is sufficient this is likely to be a useful resource to readers and may widen its appeal.

    Reviewed by: Gary Culpan, Lecturer in Radiography, University of Bradford. RAD Magazine, Date: Oct 14

Author Information

    By Efrat Saraf-Lavi, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL

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  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 344 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
  • Imprint: Saunders
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-5116-7
  • Copyright: 2014