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Imaging of the Nervous System

  • Paul Butler

Part of the Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System book series (CLIN.MED.NERV.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paul Butler, Margaret D. Hourihan
    Pages 1-37
  3. Charles E. L. Freer
    Pages 39-62
  4. W. St Clair Forbes
    Pages 63-84
  5. Evelyn Teasdale
    Pages 85-105
  6. John M. Stevens
    Pages 107-130
  7. Ian W. Turnbull
    Pages 131-157
  8. Nagui M. Antoun
    Pages 159-200
  9. Glyn A. S. Lloyd
    Pages 201-218
  10. Philip L. Anslow
    Pages 219-230
  11. Chandra H. Thakkar, Michael Swash
    Pages 231-239
  12. Neil W. Garvie
    Pages 241-252
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 267-271

About this book

Introduction

Traditionally, investigation of the nervous system has been primarily a clinical matter. The great era of clinical assessment of patients with neurological disease in the first half of the century was determined by the necessity both to understand the phenomena of neurological disease in relation to structure and function and to localise lesions, in order to facilitate the twin processes of diagnosis and management. Over the years diverse techniques have been applied to clinical practice in order to improve the accuracy of diagnosis. These have comprised extensions of clinical method, for example clinical neuropsychology, electro­ encephalography, radiography of the skull and spine, angiography and other contrast procedures, including the now abandoned technique of air encephalography, and myel­ ography, perhaps itself soon to be little used. Isotope studies of the brain have possibly not realised their full potential in clinical neurology. All these different investigations found an integrated place in clinical management, enhancing the classical clinical database and its associated information, derived from biochemical, immunological and haematological studies. The advent of computerised tomographic X-ray scanning changed all this. The quality of the images derived from CT scanning was so much superior to that obtainable by conventional X-ray methods, and the method was so non-invasive in its conception, that clinical practice in both medical and surgical neurology changed profoundly.

Keywords

Bildgebendes Diagnoseverfahren Nervensystem Nervous System Neurologie computed tomography (CT) diagnosis magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) neurology ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul Butler
    • 1
  1. 1.The London HospitalWhitechapel, LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1637-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1639-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1637-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-147X
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