Devoted to diagnostic and interventional spine imaging and therapeutics


Meeting Abstracts

Abstracts for 2007


The Incidence of Double Nerve Root Contribution to Lumbar Radiculopathy in Patients Treated by Image Guidance

Melissa Kang, MD
Walter S Bartynski, MD, ASSR Member
William E Rothfus, MD, ASSR Member

Influence of needle tip position on injectate spread in 406 interlaminar lumbar epidural steroid injections

Elizabeth L Whitlock, B.A.
Keith H Bridwell, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Louis A Gilula, M.D., ASSR Member

Papers - Non-Mentor

Percutaneous treatment odf cervical and thoracic intervertebral hernias with radiopaque gelified ethanol

Jacques Theron, MD
Leopoldo Guimaraens, MD, Non ASSR Member
Alfredo Casasco, MD, Non ASSR Member
Teresa Sola, MD, Non ASSR Member
Hugo Cuellar, MD, Non ASSR Member
Patrick Courtheoux, MD, Non ASSR Member

Post Lumbar Puncture Blood Patch Rates With Whitacre Versus Quincke 22 And 20 Gauge Spinal Needles

Malcolm Harfield, MD
Jeffrey Willis, PA-C, Non ASSR Member
Stephen Handrich, MD, Non ASSR Member
George Zaleski, MD, Non ASSR Member
Robert Beres, MD, Non ASSR Member

Fluoroscopy-guided combined GlideScope and fiberoptic intubation in patients with compromised cervical spine

Ribal S Darwish, MD,
Rizwan Habeeb, MD, Non ASSR Member
Nana S Amiridze, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Douglas Martz, MD, Non ASSR Member

Imaging-guided percutaneous fiducial seed placement for Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery of the thoracic spine

Jonathan S Luchs, MD
Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, ASSR Member
Alan J Katz, MD, Non ASSR Member
Matthew R Witten, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Nancy E. Epstein, MD, Non ASSR Member

Preliminary experience with functional anesthetic discography

Jonathan S Luchs, MD,
Alexandre DeMoura, MD, Non ASSR Member
Mona Cho, MD, Non ASSR Member
Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, ASSR Member


None Beall, MD

Ultra-Low Volume Vertebroplasty Using Cortoss Bone Substitute

Verka Beric, FRCR, Keith Greenfield, PhD, Non ASSR Member

Meta-Analysis Of Vertebroplasty Versus Kyphoplasty

Jason C Eck, DO, MS
Dean Nachtigall, DO, Non ASSR Member
S. Craig Humphreys, MD, Non ASSR Member
Scott D Hodges, DO, Non ASSR Member

Percutaneous Vertebral Osteoinduction in non-fractured vertebra: time for prophylaxis?

Luigi Manfré, MD
Concetto Cristaudo, MD, Non ASSR Member
Gabriele Corsale, MD, Non ASSR Member
Delfo Matarazzo, MD, Non ASSR Member
Enzo Rampulla, MD, Non ASSR Member
Letizia Tomarchio, MD, Non ASSR Member

Lumbar 5 hypoplasia and wedging and (pseudo-) anterolisthesis in patients with spondylolysis. Study with MRI

Guido E Wilms, MD, PhD
Baudouin Maldague, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Philippe Demaerel, MD,PhD, Non ASSR Member

A Potentially Safer Approach To Fluoroscopically Guided Cervical Extraforaminal Nerve Blocks

Louis A. Gilula, M.D.
Daniel Ma, M.D., B.S., Non ASSR Member

Application of Brachial Plexus Neurography in a Private Practice Environment – a Five Year Experience.

Phil R Chapman, MD
Jay Johnson, MD, Non ASSR Member
Dave Munoz, MD, Non ASSR Member
James W Taylor, MD, Non ASSR Member

Percutaneous cement augmentation in lytic lesions of the sacrum and ileum

Bassem A Georgy, MD
Wade Wong, DO, FACR, ASSR Member

The adjacent vertebra with lower bone marrow density measured using CT hounsfield units has higher risk of fracture after vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty treatment

Sudhir Kathuria, M.D.
Edward Lin, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Per-lennart Westesson, M.D., PhD, Non ASSR Member


Arachnoidal Diseases of the Spine

Mohsin Rahman, MD
Charlene Ong, B.S., Non ASSR Member
Khurshed Dastur, M.D., ASSR Member
Walter Bartynski, M.D., Non ASSR Member
William E. Rothfus, M.D., ASSR Member

Image-guided Spine Procedures for Relief of Severe Back Pain: A Guide to Epidural Steroid Injection, Facet Joint Injection, and Selective Nerve Root Block

Peter H Takeyama, MD,
Henry Wang, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Sven Ekholm, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
P-L Westesson, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member

Cystic Spinal Lesions

Ahmed El-Sherief, MD,
Ajay Malhotra, , Non ASSR Member
Sudhir Kathuria, MD, Non ASSR Member
P-L Westesson, MD, Non ASSR Member

Concept of paraspinal muscular harmonization

Jacques Theron, MD
Leopoldo Guimaraens, MD, Non ASSR Member
Alfredo Casasco, MD, Non ASSR Member
Hugo Cuellar, MD, Non ASSR Member
Jan Marc Constans, MD, Non ASSR Member
Teresa Sola, MD, Non ASSR Member

Cervical Myelography: Why, Who and How

Devang Butani, MD
Ajay Malhotra, MD, Non ASSR Member
Cynthia Zink, RPA-C, Non ASSR Member
Per-Lennert Westesson, MD, DDS, Non ASSR Member

Axial loading in MR imaging for spinal canal stenosis

Malin C Cesarz, MD
Matthew Cham, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Akio Hiwatashi, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Per-Lennart Westesson, M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S., ASSR Member

Spinal Hematomas

Jason M Asheim, MD,
Rajan Jain, MD, Non ASSR Member
Todd Aho, MD, Non ASSR Member
Jeff Corrigan, MD, Non ASSR Member
Suresh C Patel, MD, Non ASSR Member

Cervical Discography: Improving therapeutic outcome in the management of symptomatic degenerative disc disease

Edward P Lin, M.D.
Per-Lennart Westesson, M.D., Ph.D., D.D.S, ASSR Member
Sudhir Kathuria, M.D., Non ASSR Member

MR Imaging of Spinal Emergencies at a Level I Trauma Center

Corinne Liu, MD
Steven Lev, MD, Non ASSR Member

A Valuable Addition to the Lumbar Search Pattern: Examining the L5 Nerve Root When Evaluating Chronic Radiculopathy

Nicholas Wickersham, MD
James Taylor, DO, Non ASSR Member
William Keyes, MD, Non ASSR Member
Phil Chapman, MD, Non ASSR Member

CT Myelography: Is There a Role for this Imaging Relic?

Lubdha M Shah, M.D.
Christian Morel, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Jonathan Gordon, M.D., PhD, Non ASSR Member

Beware the Hypervascular Spinal Lesion: A Guide to Imaging Clues to Consider Before Spinal Surgery or Percutaneous Spine Biopsy

John L. Ritter, M.D.
Puneet Pawha, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Jonathan N. Grauer, M.D., Non ASSR Member
John G. Strugar, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Michele H. Johnson, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Pudendal nerve block: technique and its clinical application

Sudhir Kathuria, M.D.
Edward Lin, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Per-lennart Westesson, M.D., PhD, Non ASSR Member

Incidental Extra-Spinal Findings on MR Imaging of the Spine

Jaya Nath, MD
Daniel Zinn, MD, Non ASSR Member
Arash Gohari, MD, Non ASSR Member
Harry Zinn, MD, Non ASSR Member


Intramedullary subependymoma of the lower spinal cord

Peter Schramm, MD
Saida Zoubaa, MD, Non ASSR Member
Paul Kremer, MD, Non ASSR Member

Tumoral Calcinosis of the Cervical Spine Related to Chronic Renal Failure

Divyesh G Patel, MD
Joseph G Craig, MB ChB, Non ASSR Member

Mobile Intradural Schwannoma of the Cauda Equina

David Friedman, M.D.
Reginald Denis, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Adam Flanders, M.D., ASSR Member

Excerpta Extraordinaire-A Case of Brachyolmia and Spinal Stenosis

Christine P Chao, MD
Leo F. Czervionke, MD, ASSR Member
Daniel F. Broderick, MD, ASSR Member

Imaging of Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Spine

Richard Silbergleit, M.D.
Ay-Ming Wang, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Ahmad Haidary, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Spinal Epidural Aspergillosis in an HIV Positive Patient Resulting from Long-Standing (3 years) Lung Infection

Ryan D Murtagh, MD, MBA,
Judith Post, MD, ASSR Member
Joycelyn Bruce, MD, Non ASSR Member
Kathryn K Post, , Non ASSR Member

Spinal Cord and Spinal Intradural Metastasis from a Testicular Neoplasm

Ryan D Murtagh, MD, MBA,
Judith Post, MD, ASSR Member
Sklar Evelyn, MD, ASSR Member

Extensive epidural hematoma in a 7 month old boy with hemophilia

Jonathan Morris, MD
Peter Kalina, MD, Non ASSR Member
Corey Raffel, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member

Multifidus Muscle and Low Back Pain: Review of Pertinent Findings

Reono Bertagnolli, MD
Gregory Peterman, MD, ASSR Member
Ricardo Burgos, MD, Non ASSR Member