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Spinal Imaging: Critical Topics for Clinical Practice
First Edition: 2001 (Published by Hanley & Belfus, Inc)
Second Edition: 2016
- Ana Lorena Abello MDResearch Fellow in Neuroradiology University of North Carolinaat Chapel HillChapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
- Lea Alhilali MDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of RadiologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
- Andres Arbelaez MDInterventional NeuroradiologistChief, Department of NeuroradiologyHospital Pablo Tobon UribeLink, Diagnostico DigitalMedellin, Colombia
- John D Barr MDProfessor of RadiologyDepartment of Radiology and NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical CenterDallas, Texas, USA
- Marcelo Bordalo-Rodrigues MDAttending RadiologistDepartment of RadiologyRadiology Institute/Clinics Hospital University of Săo Paulo Medical School Săo Paulo, Brazil
- Alfredo Casasco MDCo-directorEndovascular and Percutaneous Therapy ServiceHospital Ntra. Señora del RosarioMadrid, Spain
- Mauricio Castillo MD FACRJames Scatliff DistinguishedProfessor of RadiologyDivision Chief of NeuroradiologyUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
- Jacques Chiras MDChief of NeuroradiologyService de Neuroradiologie CharcotHÔpital de la Pitié SalpetriéreParis, France
- Joel K Cure MDProfessorNeuroradiology SectionDepartment of RadiologyUniversity of AlabamaBirmingham, Alabama, andMedical University of South CarolinaCharleston, South Carolina, USA
- Saeed Fakhran MDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of RadiologyUniversity of PittsburghPittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
- Ramon E Figueroa MD FACRProfessor of RadiologyChief, Neuroradiology ServiceMedical College of GeorgiaGeorgia Regents UniversityAugusta, Georgia, USA
- Scott E Forseen MDAssociate ProfessorDepartment of RadiologyGeorgia Regents UniversityAugusta, Georgia, USA
- Leopoldo Guimaraens MDInterventional NeuroradiologistChief of Therapeutic NeuroangiographyHospital General de CatalunyaSant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
- Jeffrey Jarvik MDProfessorDepartment of RadiologyDepartment of Neurological Surgery, andDepartment of Health SciencesUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattle, Washington, USA
- Michel Kliot MDProfessorDepartment of Neurological SurgeryNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicago, Illinois, USA
- David Lefkowitz MDAttending RadiologistSimonmed ImagingLong Beach, California, USA
- Ruby J Lien MDAttending NeuroradiologistDepartment of RadiologyWinthrop-University HospitalMineola, New York, USAAssistant Professor of Clinical RadiologyState University of New Yorkat Stony BrookStony Brook, New York, USA
- Kenneth R Maravilla MDProfessor, Radiology and Neurological SurgeryDirector, MR Research LaboratoryUniversity of WashingtonSeattle, Washington, USA
- A Orlando Ortiz MD MBAProfessor and ChairmanDepartment of RadiologyWinthrop-University HospitalMineola, New York, USA
- William E Palmer MDDirector, Bone and Joint RadiologyMassachusetts General HospitalDepartment of RadiologyHarvard Medical SchoolBoston, Massachusetts, USA
- Christopher Potter MDAttending NeuroradiologistDepartment of RadiologyBrigham and Women's HospitalBoston, Massachusetts, USA
- Àlex Rovira MDSection of NeuroradiologyDepartment of RadiologyHospital Universitari Vall d’HebronUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelona, Spain
- Rebecca Scroop MDConsulting RadiologistDepartment of RadiologyRoyal Adelaide HospitalAdelaide, Australia
- Prashant Shankar MDFellow in Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
- ProfessorDepartment of RadiologyUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
- Teresa Sola-Martinez MDInterventional NeuroradiologistHospital General de CatalunyaSant Cugat del VallèsBarcelona, Catalonia, Spain
- Rajeev Suri MDProfessor of RadiologyDepartment of RadiologyUniversity of TexasHealth Science CenterSan Antonio, Texas, USA
- Gustavo Tedesqui MDResearch Fellow in NeuroradiologyDepartment of RadiologyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
- Jacques G Theron MDProfessor, Department of RadiologyCaen Medical School; Chief of ServiceCentre Hopitalier Regional et UniversitaireCÔte de Nacre, Caen, France
- Daniel Varon MDResearch Fellow in NeuroradiologyDepartment of RadiologyUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
- Erik WanderleyMember of Colegio Brasileiro de RadiologiaHospital Santa IsabelBlumenau, Santa Catarina, BrazilEcomax-Centro de Diagnóstico por ImagemBlumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil
- Wade H Wong DOEmeritus Professor, Interventional Neuroradiology SectionDepartment of RadiologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan Diego School of MedicineSan Diego, California, USA
I have to confess that I always have had a soft spot in my heart for this book. Originally published in 2001 with a slightly different name (at that time its title contained: State-of-the-Art), it is now republished with a new title, retweaked and slightly different contents. How and why did this happen? A few months ago, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd. got in touch with me and asked if I would be interested in republishing the book in basically its previous exact form with the promise that the publishers will not only make readily available to previous audiences but to new ones: radiologists, who practice in countries with emerging economies and those in less fortunate locations. I thought that this was a wonderful idea and that it would give me and some of the authors the possibility of updating our previous chapters. As expected most previous authors accepted the challenge, while few others decided that the original writings still held their place in a more modern world and thus they were left intact. In reality, over 90% of the book you hold now in your hands is new or revised. My intention is for this book to be a fast, but informative, read. Printed matter must compete with electronic information and it can do that only if it offers and delivers a significant concentration of information per unit of time spent in it. I believe this new book does. As an editor emeritus of a major clinical journal, I am well aware of the difficulties (timewise) and reticence of many investigators and busy academic clinicians to embark in writing chapters. However, for this book, most guest authors gladly accepted the invitation to revise their previous works and when not they were kind enough to allow others to improve the content of their chapters. As such, in these instances, the names of the original authors have been retained and those of the new ones added. Many thanks to all my colleagues who participated in one way or the other to complete this book and I hope that you, the reader and student, will enjoy and profit from it.
Again, as in the original version, this book is not intended to be all-inclusive but rather topic-driven. However, I believe that it does provide a fast-read and information-dense source, which should be easily digestible for all those with interest in spine-imaging.Acknowledgments