In the Journals

Study finds improved MR myelography approach aids lumbar stenosis diagnosis

March 7, 2014
Researchers found in a recent study in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine that, when combined with image fusion, an improved magnetic resonance…

In the Journals

Lumbar spine MRI limited in diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis

March 7, 2014
Inflammatory and fatty lesions seen on lumbar spine MRI had limited diagnostic value in distinguishing ankylosing spondylitis from other diseases…

Industry News

University of Pittsburgh, UPMC concussion program awarded brain imaging grant

January 24, 2014
General Electric and the National Football League awarded $300,000 from one of their inaugural Head Health Initiative grants to the concussion…

Industry News

EOS imaging appoints chief medical officer

January 18, 2014
EOS imaging announced the appointment of Fabienne Hirigoyenberry-Lanson, PhD, as the company’s first chief medical officer. Bringing 22 years…

CMS decision allows CED for percutaneous image guided lumbar decompression

January 17, 2014
A recent decision by CMS permits Coverage with Evidence Development status for percutaneous image guided lumbar decompression in the treatment of…

Industry News

Spine Pain Management enters distribution agreement with Med X Change

December 6, 2013
Spine Pain Management Inc. announced a distribution agreement with Med X Change. According to a company press release, the advantages of this…

Commentary

Spine Surgery Today welcomes chief medical editors

Spine Surgery Today, May/June 2014
  Scott D. Boden   John C. Liu We welcome new Chief Medical Editors with this issue of Spine Surgery Today, a…

Industry News

DePuy Synthes Spine and Brainlab launch navigation-ready instrumentation

October 22, 2013
DePuy Synthes Spine and Brainlab have announced their collaboration to launch navigation-ready spine instrumentation. “The broader…

Trends in treatment of back pain frequently go against guidelines

July 29, 2013
Researchers who studied more than 10 years of back pain management found patients are frequently prescribed unnecessary treatments or referred to…

In the Journals

MRI detected spinal infections from tainted steroids

June 19, 2013
Screening with magnetic resonance imaging identified 21% of patients with a spinal or paraspinal infection resulting from a tainted steroid…

In the Journals

Eliminating high-dose, unnecessary pediatric CT scans could reduce imaging-related cancers by two-thirds

June 11, 2013
Efforts to reduce the highest radiation doses administered to children who undergo CT scans, as well as the elimination of unnecessary scans, may…

Meeting News Coverage

Underlying spine pathology seen on imaging influences nonoperative LBP care

May 16, 2013
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Combined data from a randomized controlled trial and a prospective cohort study presented here highlighted the role of…

In the Journals

Pediatric study: No neurological symptoms found with free-hand pedicle screw placement

April 3, 2013
Researchers in this study noted no major complications after pedicle screw placement using a modified free-hand technique in pediatric patients…

Greater adherence to accepted criteria could reduce unnecessary cervical spine CT scans

December 7, 2012
Physicians can avoid exposing patients to unnecessary CT scans and amounts of radiation by more closely following guidelines to identify cervical…

In the Journals

Imaging detected cervical spine disease in patients with scalp dysesthesia

November 29, 2012
Patients with scalp dysesthesia also displayed abnormal cervical spine images, according to study data. Using a retrospective review of medical…

In the Journals

Intra-articular facet fractures more easily detected with CT scans than MRI

April 20, 2012
In a cohort of elite athletes presenting with localized spine pain and back extension, researchers found CT imaging superior to MRI in the detection…

Whole-body CT scans can prove but not exclude trauma injuries

March 6, 2012
In the assessment of severe trauma, single-pass whole-body CT can prove but not definitively exclude the presence of injuries, according to a study…

In the Journals

MRI may not be ideal as a diagnostic tool for lumbar disc herniation, spinal stenosis

September 19, 2011
A proportion of patients who are classified by MRI as having lumbar disc herniation or spinal stenosis could be receiving incorrect diagnoses…

Study shows link between low back pain and genetics in women

July 6, 2011
Researchers in the United Kingdom have identified genetics, obesity and degree of lumbar disc degeneration as assessed by MRI as the main risk…

Meeting News Coverage

Diffusion spinal imaging a feasible MRI alternative for cervical spondylotic myelopathy

February 16, 2011
SAN DIEGO — In results of a pilot study of high-resolution diffusion tensor imaging, investigators from Salt Lake City reported that it provided more…