Spinal Imaging

Diagnostic Imaging of the Spine and Spinal Cord

  • Johan W. M. Van Goethem
  • Luc van den Hauwe
  • Paul M. Parizel

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Congenital

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea Rossi, Carlo Gandolfo, Armando Cama, Paolo Tortori-Donati
      Pages 3-40
  3. Pediatric Spine

  4. Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Stephen M. Belkoff
      Pages 87-93
    3. Johan W. M. Van Goethem, Anja Van Campenhout
      Pages 95-108
  5. Degenerative Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Maurits van Tulder, Bart Koes
      Pages 111-125
    3. Paul M. Parizel, Johan W. M. Van Goethem, Luc Van den Hauwe, Maurits Voormolen
      Pages 127-156
    4. Luc van den Hauwe
      Pages 157-184
    5. Massimo Gallucci, Silvia Capoccia, Mauro Colajacomo
      Pages 185-209
    6. Luigi Manfrè, Roberto Cartolari, Guido Trasimeni, Concetto Cristaudo
      Pages 211-233
    7. Menno Maes
      Pages 235-253
  6. Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Jostein Kråkenes
      Pages 257-277
    3. Özkan Özsarlak
      Pages 279-324
    4. Rita G. Bhatia, Brian C. Bowen
      Pages 325-357
  7. The Postoperative Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359

About this book


This is a richly illustrated and comprehensive textbook on the imaging of frequently encountered spinal disorders. Degenerative disease, spinal trauma, spinal tumors and the postoperative spine are addressed in detail. In addition, there are individual chapters on embryology, the pediatric spine, biomechanics, scoliosis, bone marrow disorders, infections, spondyloarthropathies and imaging of the sacrum. All imaging modalities are considered, including plain film, multidetector CT and MRI. The book is intended for daily use in any practice that engages in spinal imaging, and will assist both in film interpretation and in image acquisition. Its logical structure and extensive, accurate index are specifically designed to ensure ease of use.

Chapter Overview

Congenital Malformations & Pediatric Spine

Congenital Malformations of the Spine, Spinal Cord, and Cranio-Cervical Junction

Pediatric Spinal Imaging · Biomechanics of the Spine · Scoliosis

Degenerative Disease

Evidence-Based Medicine in Low Back Pain · Degenerative Disc Disease · Pathology

of the Posterior Elements · Spinal Stenosis · Spinal Instability · Osteoporosis

Insufficiency Fractures


Whiplash Injuries · Cervical Spine Fractures and Dislocations · Thoracolumbar Trauma

Surgery and Postsurgical Imaging

Surgical Procedures: Discectomy and Herniectomy · Imaging of the Spine after Surgery

for Degenerative Disease · Surgical Procedures: Cages, Prosthesis and Instrumentation

Imaging in Cages, Prosthesis and Instrumentation

Spinal Tumors

Spinal Tumors · Metastatic Disease of the Spine · Imaging of Primary Osseous Tumors of the Spine · Spinal Bone Marrow Disorders


Spinal Infections · Spondylarthropathies · Imaging of the Sacrum



Neurology Trauma Tumor biomechanics computed tomography (CT) imaging instability neurosurgery radiology spinal cord spine

Editors and affiliations

  • Johan W. M. Van Goethem
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luc van den Hauwe
    • 1
    • 3
  • Paul M. Parizel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity Hospital AntwerpenEdegemBelgium
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyAlgemeen Ziekenhuis NikolaasSint-NiklaasBelgium
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyAZ KLINABrasschaatBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68483-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21344-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68483-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • About this book