CT scans proved essential for detection of significant cervical spine injuries

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2014
Researchers found in a recent study that for patients who have a cervical spine injury due to blunt trauma, and cannot be cleared by NEXUS low risk…

Technique for spinal cord neural signal measurement may aid in injury recovery

August 22, 2014
The first conclusive, non-invasive measurement of neural signaling in the spinal cords of healthy human patients was carried out recently by…

In the Journals

Lateral stenosis MRI, EMG findings may aid workup for surgical patients

August 7, 2014
Findings from MRI and electromyography may aid in the workup of patients selected to undergo surgery, according to study findings. The uncontrolled…

In the Journals

Lateral stenosis MRI, EMG findings may aid workup for surgical patients

Spine Surgery Today, September/October 2014
Findings from MRI and electromyography may aid in the workup of patients selected to undergo surgery, according to study findings. The uncontrolled…

Industry News

Medtronic completes acquisition of Visualase

August 6, 2014
Medtronic announced that it has completed the acquisition of Visualase, the developer and marketer of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved…

In the Journals

CT angiography does not affect surgical treatment for cervical spine injury

July 14, 2014
A positive CT angiography of the head and neck does not typically alter surgical treatment for a cervical spine injury, according to a study. The…

In the Journals

Robot-assisted, fluoroscopy-guided pedicle screw insertion methods offer similar accuracy

June 5, 2014
Using a robot-assisted technique is more accurate for inserting pedicle screws than the traditional fluoroscopy-guided pedicle screw insertion…

In the Journals

MRI findings not closely associated in study with LBP, radicular symptom outcomes

May 19, 2014
There are few longitudinal associations between incident lumbar spine MRI findings and chronic low back pain or radicular symptoms, according to a…

In the Journals

MD-CT among techniques to improve safety of cervical pedicle screw insertion

May 8, 2014
Researchers recently studied several cervical pedicle screw insertion techniques to help make the technically demanding procedure safer for both…

Patient assessment and planning lead to optimal sagittal plane correction 

Spine Surgery Today, May/June 2014
NEW ORLEANS — Achieving optimal outcomes of sagittal plane correction in patients with adult spinal deformity depends on meticulous preoperative…

Industry News

Brainlab and Mobius receive CE Mark approval for new system

April 30, 2014
Brainlab, a global medical technology company, and Mobius, a developer of advanced imaging technology, received CE Mark approval for the Airo Mobile…

In the JournalsPerspective

Intraoperative placement of radiographic markers helped localize spinal levels

April 17, 2014
Locating a spine level in the thoracic spine can be challenging, but in this study researchers discuss a novel technique that made the process more…

MRI helped pinpoint region of brain injury in patients with concussions

April 16, 2014
Using MRI researchers were able to locate regional white matter damage in the brains of people who experienced chronic dizziness and other symptoms…

‘Picture’ of foramen finds ALIF effective for indirect foraminal decompression

April 15, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO – Investigators who used standardized pedicle-to-pedicle preoperative and postoperative CT scans to image the foramen and also…

Computer-guided spinal surgery may be the future for treatment

April 11, 2014
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have used a new method of computer-guided spine surgery system for spinal reconstruction and to treat…

Studies show usefulness of portable device for concussion evaluation

April 4, 2014
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences recently published results of two studies that demonstrate an infrared…

Study shows new SCS lead is safe for MRI use

April 2, 2014
Investigators recently demonstrated in a presentation the safety of and effects of heating on a new spinal cord stimulation lead designed to be…

Modified method may lead to improved surgical navigation system

March 31, 2014
A new computerized process developed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine could help make minimally invasive surgery easier…

In the Journals

Sedimentation sign did not help predict lumbar stenosis surgical outcomes

March 28, 2014
Research showed that the nerve root sedimentation signed was unable to help investigators detect central lumbar spinal stenosis in patients treated…

Meeting News Coverage

Halifax Biomedical receives FDA clearance for imaging software

March 14, 2014
The FDA issued clearance to Halifax Biomedical Inc. for its image processing software, the company announced here at the American Academy of…