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University of California, San Diego presents:
Neuroradiology at Snowbird, January 27-31, 2013
Radiology at Alta, February 24-March 1, 2013
Radiology at Snowbird, March 10-14, 2013
Up to 21 credits
1. Batty, R., Vitta, L., Whitby, E. H., & Griffiths, P. D. (2012). Is There a Causal Relationship Between Open Spinal Dysraphism and Chiari II Deformity? A Study Using in Utero Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Fetus. Neurosurgery, 70(4), 890–9. doi:10.1227/NEU.0b013e318237a6c1
Sixty-five fetuses with lumbosacral dysraphism who were imaged between 18 and 36 weeks gestation were compared with fetuses with normal brains and spines, and a variety of measurements of the dysraphism and posterior fossa obtained. 23% of the fetuses with open dysraphisms did not have a Chiari II malformation. Also, the size or volume of the … Continue reading >>
Mangrum WI, Christianson KL, Duncan SM, et al. Duke Review of MRI Principles: Case Review Series. Elsevier Mosby; 2012; 320 pages; $54.95.
In a new and interesting departure from prior publications which attempt to teach MR physics, this addition to the Case Review Series, entitled Duke Review of MRI Principles, discusses principals of MR using the well known method of case-by-case discussion. I am not sure why it was necessary to call this book (a 320-page softcover text) the Duke Review of MRI Principles, since other books in the series don’t use a university name. Add to that the … Continue reading >>
Harnsberger HR, Ross JS, Shah LM, et al. Specialty Imaging: Pain Management: Essentials of Image-Guided Procedures. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 200 pages, $139.00.
In another exceptional publication by Amirsys, Specialty Imaging: Pain Management: Essentials of Image-Guided Procedures, Dr. D La Barge and his co-authors have covered the subject of the most commonly performed pain management procedures comprehensively and in an easy-to-follow visual manner. (Of note is that the authors are all neuroradiologists, and there is no input in the text from pain management physicians).
Making use of hundreds of images as well as bulleted text format, the information provided … Continue reading >>
I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Gordon Potts, one of ASNR founding members, during our recent meeting in NYC during which we celebrated the society’s 50th anniversary. He recently sent me this letter which I would like share with our readership.
First, let me say how much I enjoyed the 50th anniversary event. What a wonderful welcome you all gave me! I am glad that Janet was sitting next to you at the banquet because it was hard for me to move around and meet all my old and new friends there.
You may be aware … Continue reading >>
A recent New York Times article highlights differing opinions on whether medical/scientific publishing would benefit from more open/social models compared to the traditional peer-review “gatekeeping” approach:
1. Al-Holou, W. N., Terman, S. W., Kilburg, C., Garton, H. J. L., Muraszko, K. M., Chandler, W. F., Ibrahim, M., et al. (2011). Prevalence and natural history of pineal cysts in adults. J Neurosurg 2011;6:1106-14. doi:10.3171/2011.6.JNS11506
Pineal cysts measuring 5 mm or larger in greatest dimension were found in 478/48,417 patients (1.0%). Follow up imaging was present in 151 patients for greater than 3 years. The authors conclude that follow-up imaging and neurosurgical evaluation are not mandatory for adults with asymptomatic pineal cysts.
2. Albuquerque, F. C., Hu, Y. C., Dashti, S. R., Abla, A. a, Clark, J. … Continue reading >>
Attached is last month’s (October) Neuroradiology Neuropathology conference. The author is one of fellows, Dr. Lee. Please give us credit if you want to use it for education purposes. Enjoy it!
I am happy to announce the introduction of the AJNR Case of the Month as an additional feature to the already established AJNR Case of the Week and Classic Image. In fact, the first case will go live in the first week of November.
Objective of COM: Build the case every week over a period of 4 weeks. For example, the first week could have non-contrast CT images; the second week, contrast-enhanced CT images; the third week, conventional MR images; and the fourth week, advanced MR images. Also, at this point in time (fourth week), the diagnosis will … Continue reading >>
The American Journal of Neuroradiology is happy to introduce AJNR‘s newest online feature: the AJNR Fellows’ Portal. This activity makes AJNR‘s Web site more useful for trainees interested in or already doing a neuroradiology fellowship, and the Portal can, of course, be used by others beyond their fellowship.
The Portal comprises four sections: “Articles You Should Read,” where we have collated a list of articles from a range of journals that we believe neuroradiology fellows should read; “Submit Your Case Report,” which provides a list of journals that routinely accept articles based on small series, pictorial essays, … Continue reading >>