Dating Neurological Injury:

A Forensic Guide for Radiologists, Other Expert Medical Witnesses, and Attorneys

  • Jeff L. Creasy

About this book

Introduction

Dating Neurological Injury: A Forensic Guide for Radiologists, Other Expert Medical Witnesses, and Attorneys presents a unique way to approach the dating of neurological injury as imaged by modern computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and ultrasound (US). Chapters are presented in a logical progression beginning with the general appearance of normal brain and progressing to the way abnormalities manifest themselves. The emphasis in these discussions is on the appearance of edema and of hemorrhage, as these two findings are the brain’s most common response to injury. This volume presents in a systematic fashion the principles involved in the interpretation of images of the central nervous system specifically in a medical-legal setting where concern exists about the occurrence and timing of an injury. Dating Neurological Injury: A Forensic Guide for Radiologists, Other Expert Medical Witnesses, and Attorneys is a welcome addition to institutional, medical, and legal libraries, and to the personal libraries of malpractice defense and plaintiff lawyers and physicians in the neurosciences (neurosurgery, neurology, neuropathology, and neuroradiology) involved in medical-legal issues.

Keywords

Brain Edema Brain Hemmorhage Brain Imaging CT MRI Parenchymal Injury Spinal Cord Imaging Ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeff L. Creasy
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-250-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60761-249-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60761-250-6
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