As a result of the increasing number of surgical procedures on the brain, head, neck, and spine, postoperative changes are being encountered more frequently on neuroradiological examinations. However, these findings are often unfamiliar to neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons and can be difficult to interpret. This book, which contains numerous images and to-the-point case descriptions, is a comprehensive yet concise reference guide to postsurgical neuroradiology. It will enable the reader to identify the type of surgery performed and the hardware implanted and to differentiate expected sequelae from complications. Topics reviewed include trauma, tumors, vascular disorders, and infections of the head, neck, and spine; cerebrospinal fluid abnormalities; and degenerative diseases of the spine. This book will serve as a unique and convenient resource for both neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons.
Dr. Daniel T. Ginat works at the Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology in the Department of Imaging Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he has three times won the RAIN (Resident Achievement in Neuroradiology) award. Dr. Ginat is the recipient of a Harry W. Fischer Research Fund Grant and has also received a Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award from the Radiological Society of North America. Professor Per-Lennart Westesson is Director of the Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Professor Westesson initially studied dentistry and subsequently obtained board certification in diagnostic radiology. He is a highly respected expert in the field. His publications include more than 180 journal articles and well-received books on maxillofacial imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging of the brain. Professor Westesson is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Magna Cum Laude Award from the American Society of Neuroradiology.