Dedication v

Preface vii

Acknowledgments ix


I. Spinal Anatomy, Imaging, and Clinical Evaluation

1 Spinal Anatomy 3

Robert M. DePhilip and J. Kevin McGraw

2 Computed Tomography of the Spine 21

Stephen F. Futterer

3 Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spine 41

Eiran Mandelker, Gretchen G. Cordero, Dennis H. Son, and J. Kevin McGraw

4 Nuclear Medicine of the Spine 65

John E. Baumert, Jr.

5 Clinical Evaluation of the Spine Patient 73

L. Mark Dean

II. Interventional Spinal Procedures

6 History and Overview of Spinal Procedures 93

J. Kevin McGraw

7 Pharmacology of Medications Used in Spinal Injection Procedures 101

John A. Lippert

8 Selective Nerve Root Blocks 119

Dennis J. Griffin

9 Epidural Steroid Injections 127

Dennis J. Griffin

10 Facet Joint Injections 137

Jeffrey M. Boorstein and J. Kevin McGraw

11 Sacroiliac Joint Injections 143

Jeffrey M. Boorstein and J. Kevin McGraw

12 Discography 149

John A. Carrino and J. Kevin McGraw

13 Treatment of Discogenic Back Pain 167

Jeff S. Silber, J. Kevin McGraw, and John A. Lippert

14 Spinal Biopsy Techniques 181

Thomas M. Davis

15 Percutaneous Vertebroplasty 197

David F. Kallmes, Mary E. Jensen, and J. Kevin McGraw

16 Transcatheter Therapy for Tumors of the Spine 215

Peter J. Pema and Ronald F. Budzik

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