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The Department of Neuroradiology of the University Hospital of Zurich is sponsoring its
23rd Zurich Course on Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology on August 31 –
September 5, 2015.
The diagnostic part of the course will cover selected topics on fundamental and advanced
clinical neuroimaging of the brain, including neuroanatomy, neurooncology, neuroimmunology and neurovascular disease with emphasis on hemorrhagic and ischemic
The interventional part of the course will cover almost the entire spectrum of endovascular
interventional neuroradiology including acute ischemic stroke, intra- and extracranial
atherosclerotic disease, vascular lesions of the head and neck, hypervascular skull base
and intracranial tumors, dural … Continue reading >>
Nowinski WL, Chua BC, Wut Yi SH. 3D Atlas of Neurologic Disorders. Thieme; 2015; $299.99
This Atlas comes on a thumb drive and allows one to easily access key anatomic and associated pathologic disorders on vivid and spectacular rendering of the brain with associated vasculature, nerves, and supporting structures. One is able to see the displays in 3D color displays of tracts, deep structures, and their interconnections. While at first one might consider this an anatomic display, the power of the material is to show in 3D where lesions lie in a host of neurologic diseases. One can scroll … Continue reading >>
Burchiel KJ, Ed. Surgical Management of Pain. 2nd Ed. Thieme; 631 pp; 208 ill; $279.99
This comprehensive book is aimed primarily at neurosurgeons, but the various clinical pain syndromes that are covered may present to different medical specialists and to primary care providers well before reaching a neurosurgeon. Although the title is Surgical Management of Pain, substantial portions of the book cover pharmacologic and other nonsurgical methods of pain management. Thus, the book may be useful to a range of medical practitioners.
The first section consists of 3 chapters covering the neuroanatomy and physiology of pain mechanisms, including … Continue reading >>
ASNR 53rd Annual Meeting, April 25-30, 2015
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers,
White matter disease (leukoaraiosis) was long considered a normal occurrence in the aging process. Recent studies, however, have associated leukoaraiosis with dementia and disability, though how and why it develops is still unknown.
The authors of a recent paper, funded by an ASNR Scholar Award and published in Annals of Neurology, have posited one possible etiology: tiny, subclinical strokes. To investigate the relationship between acute infarct and white matter disease, the authors performed a prospective observational study, recruiting 5 subjects over a 12-month period; all subjects were older than 55 years, had had both a brain MRI within 6 months … Continue reading >>
The abstract submission site for the 53rd Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers to be held on April 25-30, 2015 is now open:https://ww4.aievolution.com/asn1501/
The 2014 Annual Meeting was a success, with over 2000 attendees and a record number of submitted works; let’s keep that momentum and make our 2015 meeting another memorable year.
This article was accepted as part of our Level 1 Evidence-Based Medicine Expedited Review Program.
P.G. Kranz, J.D. Wylie, J.K. Hoang and A.S. Kosinski
From the Departments of Radiology (P.G.K., J.D.W., J.K.H.), Radiation Oncology (J.K.H.), and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (A.S.K.), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.Abstract Background and Purpose
The CT table strap may impair shoulder lowering during cervical spine CT. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of the CT table strap on radiation exposure and image quality during CT of the cervical spine.Materials and Methods
Patients undergoing cervical spine CT … Continue reading >>
Pantoni L, Gorelick PB, eds. Cerebral Small Vessel Disease. Cambridge Medicine; 2014; 371 pgs; 118 illlustrations; $135.00
Although it would seem that the topic of this book is too narrow for an entire book, it is in fact not. As all neuroradiologists know, this is a topic that is faced every day, multiple times. It is as omnipresent as degenerative disc disease.
This 360-page hardcover book, with 40 contributors and 2 editors (Drs. Pantoni and Gorelick), covers all subjects related to intracerebral small vessel disease, from clinical to pathology to radiology.
The book is divided into 4 sections, each containing … Continue reading >>
Khanna AJ, ed. MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist. Thieme; 2014; 304 pgs; 489 illustrations; $139.99
MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist, written primarily for orthopedic surgeons, pain management specialists, and those in physical medicine and rehabilitation, is a multi-authored (27), 297-page hardcover book that introduces the reader to the major topics in spine MR imaging. Twelve chapters cover the normal findings on MR, the physical basis of MR, the essentials of MR techniques, safety considerations, and the common and less common pathological conditions shown on MR. The fact that 11 radiologists are contributions to this text keeps … Continue reading >>