MRI of the Spine

A Guide for Orthopedic Surgeons

  • William B. Morrison
  • John A. Carrino
  • Adam E. Flanders

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vishal Desai, Jehan Ghany
    Pages 1-15
  3. Ajit Karambelkar
    Pages 17-30
  4. Phan Q. Duy, Ichiro Ikuta, Michele H. Johnson, Melissa Davis, Vahe M. Zohrabian
    Pages 31-86
  5. Alessandra J. Sax
    Pages 87-106
  6. M. K. Jesse, Corey K. Ho
    Pages 107-127
  7. Ricardo Hernandez, Philip K. Wong, Monica Umpierrez, Felix M. Gonzalez
    Pages 159-168
  8. John V. Dennison, Alexander Leyva, Andrew T. Cibulas, Kurt F. Scherer, Jack A. Porrino, Sean C. Dodson et al.
    Pages 169-187
  9. Mougnyan Cox
    Pages 189-206
  10. Kofi-Buaku Atsina
    Pages 207-236
  11. Karthik Krishnan, Sophie C. Queler, Darryl B. Sneag
    Pages 237-251
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 261-265

About this book


Utilizing plentiful radiological images to illustrate each topic, this text is a comprehensive and descriptive review of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) interpretation for the spine, emphasizing standardized nomenclature and grading schemes. The book begins with current MR imaging protocols, including indication, sequencing and advanced imaging techniques, and a review of the relevant anatomy of the spine and its anomalies. Subsequent chapters encompass topics of trauma, degenerative disease, infection, inflammatory disease, as well as neoplastic and metabolic disease. Spinal cord and dural lesions will also be presented, with additional chapters dedicated to MRI evaluation of the post-operative patient. The format is reader-friendly, utilizing an efficient presentation of the essential principles and important findings on MR images of the spine, with a wealth of high-quality figures, graphics and tables for differential diagnosis as well as tips and tricks from experts in the field. 

Presenting the most up-to-date protocols and suggested interpretations, MRI of the Spine will be a solid reference for orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, neurosurgeons, radiologists and all clinicians and support staff caring for the spine.


Cord lesion Degenerative disease of the spine Dural lesion Gadolinium contrast Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Metabolic disease of the spine Spinal arthropathy Spinal infection Spinal injury Spinal MRI

Editors and affiliations

  • William B. Morrison
    • 1
  • John A. Carrino
    • 2
  • Adam E. Flanders
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Musculoskeletal RadiologyThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology and ImagingHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Division of NeuroradiologyThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-43626-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-43627-8
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