Advertisement

CT and Myelography of the Spine and Cord

Techniques, Anatomy and Pathology in Children

  • Holger Pettersson
  • Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 1-3
  3. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 5-21
  4. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 23-37
  5. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 39-57
  6. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 59-72
  7. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 73-80
  8. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 81-88
  9. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 89-93
  10. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 95-101
  11. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 103-107
  12. Holger Pettersson, Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    Pages 109-112
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 113-119

About this book

Introduction

To study the phenomenon of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea. While to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all. Sir William Osler Over a period of five years, the impact of computed tomography (CT) on pediatric neuroradiology at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, has been, as expected, in the assessment of the brain and its abnormalities. Concurrent with this application was the introduction of Metrizamide (Amipaque, Nyegaard & Co. AS, Oslo, Norway), a water-soluble CSF contrast medium, used primarily as a myelog­ raphic agent. The subsequent application of the wide-aperture CT scanner to imaging of the spine in children provided remarkable advances in the clinical management of spinal disease since CT is far more accurate than standard neuroradiologic procedures. The com­ bination of CT and Metrizamide added a further dimension to the imaging of the spine and of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Such spinal CT and CT Metrizamide myelography in children now occupies a significant part of day-to-day pediatric neuroradiologic practice. They have dramatically enhanced our understanding of the normal anatomy and pathologic entities of the spine and its contents in children; have altered and improved the surgical management of such diseases; and have significantly improved the clinical manage­ ment of such diseases in the specialties of neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, and genito-urinary surgery . .

Keywords

Myelographie Rückenmarkserkrankung Schichtaufnahmeverfahren Spine Wirbelsäulenerkrankung computed tomography (CT) neurosurgery radiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Holger Pettersson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Derek C. F. Harwood-Nash
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThe Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.University of LundSweden
  3. 3.University of TorontoCanada

Bibliographic information