By Ruth Ramsey

That includes a variety of tough circumstances that replicate a number of the diagnostic difficulties dealing with radiologists in day-by-day perform, each one quantity in Thieme's new educating Atlas sequence is perfect for either self-assessment and evaluate. every one case stresses the "real-life" presentation of a particular medical challenge starting with top quality radiographs, through sufferer background, radiographic findings, differential-diagnosis, dialogue, and recommendations for extra interpreting, as well as invaluable pearls and pitfalls that offer a variety of beneficial assistance and suggestions. featuring a great studying instrument for citizens rotating in sub-specialties or learning for board examinations, the sequence additionally presents an invaluable reference for knowledgeable practitioners.TEACHING ATLAS OF backbone IMAGING is a pragmatic, hands-on reference containing over 900 designated illustrations. It offers an in-depth overview of numerous situations of spinal abnormalities and the way they're imaged, as well as delivering "self checking out" directions for evaluate of those pictures. short scientific shows of instances are via a chain of designated photographs, sufferer background and radiographic findings. Simulating a precise scientific environment in every one case, the atlas bargains an accurate analysis of the a number of spinal abnormalities, by means of a differential analysis and short dialogue to extend knowing of this increasing uniqueness. this straightforward to take advantage of source is definitely the right guidance for board and CAQ tests. With its wealth of serious details and invaluable counsel, this in-depth reference is certain to develop into a centerpiece in each assortment.

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The epidural fat appears as decreased signal inten­ sity (arrow). 33 I TEACHING ATLAS OF S PI N E l M A G I N G Exatnple 2 A (Fig. A) Midsagittal short TR image of the lumbar spine f, norm al high signal intensity fat in the epid ural space; S, normal first sacral segment; s, spinous process of L5; open arrow, normal termination of the distal end of the thecal sac at the level of the midbody of the second sacral segment. 34 NORMAL ANATOMY I Example 3 A (Fig. A) Coronal short TR image at t he level of Ll (Ll ) .

4 (") ORMAL ANATOM Y B (Fig. B) Sagittal long TR image. The dotted l ines on both images outline the vertebral body. On the short TR images, the cartilagenous end plates of the vertebral bodies appear as i ncreased signal intensity, while the cartilage appears as decreased signal intensity on thc long TR images. In general, the intervertebral disc appears as increased ign al intensity on all imaging sequences, but tbis appcarance is much more marked with the longer TR or more T2-weigbted i mages.

Open arrow, decreased signal intensity of the corlical margin of the vertebral body; black-and-white arrow, decreased signal intensity of the cortical margin of the lamina of the verlehral body. I TEACH I N G ATLAS OF SPINE I M AGING D (Fig. D) Axial short TR image at the same l evel as Figure C, postcontrast. The basivertebral venous plexus typically forms a Y -shaped area within the vertebral body. Open arrow, flow void of the vessel of the basivertebral venous plexus; p, pedicle; T, transverse process; solid arro ws, en hancing i n travertebral portion of the basivertebral venous plexus; open arrow, flow void of vein of basivertebral venous plexus.

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