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Abstracts for 2011

Paper-Mentor

Clinical High Resolution CISS Imaging of the Spinal Nerves in Health and Disease

Ari, M, Blitz, MD
Leonardo, M, Macedo, MD, Non ASSR Member
James, X, Chen, BA, Non ASSR Member
Nafi, Aygun, MD, Non ASSR Member
Izlem, Izbudak, MD, Non ASSR Member
Anna, E, Nidecker, MD, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Inpatient Vertebral Augmentation: A Cost Benefit Analysis

Jonathan, A, Flug, MD, MBA
Ann, Hanford, RN, Non ASSR Member
A Orlando, Ortiz, MD, MBA, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Accuracy of CT-guidance for Lumbar Facet Blocks

Markus, Weininger, MD
Jared, C., Mills, MD, Non ASSR Member
Zoran, Rumboldt, MD, Non ASSR Member
Giuseppe, Bonaldi, MD, Non ASSR Member
Walter, Huda, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Alessandro, Cianfoni, MD, Non ASSR Member

DWI of the Spine Improves Sensitivity of Lesion Detection in Multiple Myeloma

James, M, Kessler, MD, MPH
Jose, Rios, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Lawrence, Tanenbaum, MD, FACR, Non ASSR Member

Diffusion and CSF Flow MR Imaging in the Evaluation of Cervical Stenosis

Stephen, F, Kralik, M.D.
Cynthia, T., Chin, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Michael, D., Wirt, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Leslie, A., Gillum, M.D., Non ASSR Member
John, W., Engstrom, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Dual Energy Spectral CT of the Instrumented Spine: Tuned Monochromatic Imaging Improves Quality Over Traditional Techniques

James, M, Kessler, MD, MPH
Jose, Rios, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Evan, G, Stein, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Mark, Ellestad, BS, Non ASSR Member
Lawrence, Tanenbaum, MD, FACR, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Clinical Causes of Diskogenic Low Back Pain and Associated Features of Disk Internal Derangement in Patients Studied with Provocation Lumbar Diskography

Lucas, M, DeJohn, DO
Walter, S, Bartynski, MD, Non ASSR Member
William, E, Rothfus, MD, Non ASSR Member
Peter, C, Gerszten, MD, Non ASSR Member

Impact of sham controlled vertebroplasty trials on referral patterns at two academic medical centers

Sara, S, Lindsey, M.D.
David, F, Kallmes, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Elizabeth, Broyles, R.N., Non ASSR Member
Michael, J, Opatowsky, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Kennith, F, Layton, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Prospective outcomes for therapeutic CT fluoroscopy guided sacroiliac joint injections

Amanjit, S, Baadh, MD
Orlando, Ortiz, MD, MBA, Non ASSR Member

Clinical Utility of Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging in the Diagnosis of Spinal Infections

Nayela, N, Keen, MD
Courtnay, Bloomer, MD, Non ASSR Member
Cynthia, Chin, MD, Non ASSR Member

Papers - Non-Mentor

Grading of Neuroforaminal Stenosis : Which Scale is Best?

Christopher, E, Buckle, MD
Raghid, Kikano, MD, Non ASSR Member
Jordan, Prager, MD, Non ASSR Member
Saaid, Mojthaedi, MD, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Posterior Vertebral Arch Cement Augmentation (Laminoplasty) to Prevent Fracture of Spinous Processes after Interspinous Spacer Implant

Alessandro, Cianfoni, MD
Guido, Bertolini, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Alessandro, Marrocu, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Giuseppe, Bonaldi, MD, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Vertebral Augmentation Outside the Fluoroscopy Suite.

Jonathan, A, Flug, MD, MBA
Ann, Hanford, RN, Non ASSR Member
A Orlando, Ortiz, MD, MBA, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Is RF a good tool in the lumbar back pain treatment ?

francisco, aparisi rodriguez, MD PhD.
maria pilar, aparisi rodriguez, md, Non ASSR Member

Early Experience Using a New Bone Augmentation Material for Treating Vertebral Compression Fractures

Jacob, E, Enterkin, MD
Alessandro, Cianfoni, MD, Non ASSR Member

Axial Oblique CT Image Aligned with the L5-S1 Disc Allows for Visualization and Avoidance of Exiting Nerve Root and Iliac Crest during Discography

Thomas, C, Lee, MD
Ajit, Puri, MD, Non ASSR Member
Raymond, Y, Huang, MD/PhD, Non ASSR Member
Charles, H, Cho, MD/MBA, Non ASSR Member

Preliminary experience with a Novel Vertebral Channeling Device in Vertebral Augmentation

Sean, M, Tutton, MD
Mark, Davidian, MD, Non ASSR Member
Frank, Facchini, MD, Non ASSR Member
Charles, Nutting, MD, Non ASSR Member
Orlando, Ortiz, MD, Non ASSR Member
Dan, Nguyen, MD, Non ASSR Member

VerteLift®: a preliminary experience

STEFANO, MARCIA, MD
STEFANO, MARINI, MD, Non ASSR Member
EMANUELE, PIRAS, MD, Non ASSR Member
MARIANGELA, MARRAS, MD, Non ASSR Member
GIORGIO, MALLARINI, PROF, Non ASSR Member

Incidence of prior osteoporosis evaluation and management in patients presenting with painful osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.

Amanjit, S, Baadh, MD
Ritu, Bordia, MBBS, Non ASSR Member
Orlando, Ortiz, MD, MBA, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Incidence and cause of incident vertebral compression fractures (VCF) in patients following vertebral augmentation

Orlando, Ortiz, MD, MBA
Amanjit, Baadh, MD, Non ASSR Member
Ritu, Bordia, MBBS, Non ASSR Member

“Cauda Equina Syndrome” : Dispelling the Magical Key for Emergently Unlocking the MRI Scanner at Night

Lubdha, M, Shah, M.D.
Cameron, Evans, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Anne, Osborn, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

RADIOFREQUENCY KYPHOPLASTY (RFK) FOR THE TREATMENT OF VERTEBRAL COMPRESSION FRACTURES AS A RESULT OF MULTIPLE MYELOMA

Eren, Erdem, M.D.
Sertac, Akdol, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Adewumi, Amole, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Katy, Fryar, R.N., Non ASSR Member
Robert, W, Eberle, M.S., Non ASSR Member

Decreased Cord Lesion Conspicuity in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Using 3D Fast Spin Echo Driven Equilibrium Imaging

Mike, Abdulhadi, MD
Paolo, Nucifora, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Joseph, Perno, MD, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Xpress BKP: a preliminary experience

STEFANO, MARCIA, MD
STEFANO, MARINI, MD, Non ASSR Member
EMANUELE, PIRAS, MD, Non ASSR Member
MARIANGELA, MARRAS, MD, Non ASSR Member
GIORGIO, MALLARINI, PROF, Non ASSR Member

Fluoroscopy-guided Intra-articular Facet Joint Steroid Injection for Management of Low Back Pain: Therapeutic effectiveness and arthrographic pattern

Sujin, Kim, DR
Joon Woo, Lee, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Heung Sik, Kang, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Mi Sook, Sung, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Guen Young, Lee, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Ji Young, Hwang, Dr, Non ASSR Member

Efficacy of percutaneous dynamic screws in the treatment of low back pain due to high-grade disc degeneration

STEFANO, MARCIA, MD
STEFANO, MARINI, MD, Non ASSR Member
EMANUELE, PIRAS, MD, Non ASSR Member
VALERIA, ERBI, MD, Non ASSR Member
MARIANGELA, MARRAS, MD, Non ASSR Member
GIORGIO, MALLARINI, PROF, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Posters

Diffusion tensor imaging in the evaluation of normal appearing white matter (NAWM) of the cervical spinal cord of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica patients

Fernanda, Rueda Lopes, medical doctor
Costa, A, Joao vitor, technician, Non ASSR Member
Fernanda, Miraldi, MD student, Non ASSR Member
Romeu, C, Domingues, MD, Non ASSR Member
Meng, Law, MD,PhD, Non ASSR Member
Emerson, L, Gasparetto, MD,PhD, Non ASSR Member

Value of the vertebral venous plexuses imaging in the context of percutaneous vertebroplasty

Bartlomiej, Urbanski, Medical Student
Jaroslaw, Andrychowski, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Marcin, Majewski, Medical Student, Non ASSR Member
Zbigniew, Czernicki, MD, PhD, Prof, Non ASSR Member

When Spinal Interventions need Intervention: Pictorial review of spinal procedures and their complications.

Lex, A, Mitchell, MD
Thomas, M, Pulling, MD, Non ASSR Member
Timothy, J, Biega, MD, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

DIFFUSION TENSOR EVALUATION OF THE NORMAL APPEARING WHITE MATTER OF CERVICAL SPINAL CORD IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PATIENTS WITH AND WITHOUT SENSORIAL SYMPTOMS

Fernanda, Rueda Lopes, medical doctor
Fernanda, Miraldi, MD student, Non ASSR Member
Costa, A, Joao vitor, technician, Non ASSR Member
Romeu, C, Domingues, medical doctor, Non ASSR Member
Meng, Law, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member
Emerson, L, Gasparetto, MD, PhD, Non ASSR Member

MRI OF THE BRACHIAL PLEXUS: A PICTORIAL REVIEW

Raghid, Kikano, MD
Christopher, Buckle, MD, Non ASSR Member
Colin, Poon, Non ASSR Member
Jessie, Aw, Non ASSR Member
Said, Mojtahedi, Non ASSR Member

Initial Single Center Experience with Unipedicular Radiofrequency Vertebral Augmentation

Bryan, A, Pukenas, MD
Gaurav, Jindal, MD, Non ASSR Member
Robert, W, Hurst, MD, Non ASSR Member

Utility of Diffusion weighted Imaging in Pediatric Spine evaluation

Karuna, V, Shekdar, MD
Tamara, Feygin, MD, Non ASSR Member
Erin, Schwartz, MD, Non ASSR Member
Robert, A, Zimmerman, MD, Non ASSR Member

Tumors of the Spinal Cord, Spinal Nerves, and Their Coverings: Review of Imaging Findings with Pathologic Correlation and Illustrative Examples of Fiber Tractography

Amit, Aggarwal, MD
Amish, H, Doshi, Non ASSR Member
Thomas, P, Naidich, MD, Non ASSR Member
Puneet, S, Pawha, MD, Non ASSR Member

An examination of the relationship between neural plasticity and functional recovery after human spinal cord injury: a spinal cord fMRI study

Rachael, L., Bosma
David, W., Cadotte, Non ASSR Member
Christopher, A., Kidd, Non ASSR Member
Karen, Smith, Non ASSR Member
Michael, G., Fehlings, Non ASSR Member
Patrick, W., Stroman, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

“Getting Untangled”: A Review of Arteriovenous Malformations of the Spine

Sri Preethi, Vagvala, MD
Meeta, Gajjar, MD, Non ASSR Member
Gleb, Gorelick, MD, Non ASSR Member
Surya, Nadimpalli, MD, Non ASSR Member

Bone Tumors of the Spine: Clivus to Sacrum

Amish, H, Doshi, MD
Jonathan, Steinberger, MD, Non ASSR Member
Puneet, Pawha, MD, Non ASSR Member
Kapil, R, Desai, MD, Non ASSR Member
Thomas, P, Naidich, Non ASSR Member

Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation of Image-guided Percutaneous Spine Biopsy

Rebecca, Wu, M.D.
Yun-An, Tseng, D.O., Non ASSR Member
Steven, Drexler, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Orlando, Ortiz, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.R., Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Examining the effects of the rate of temperature change on healthy spinal cord fMRI responses

Christopher, A, Kidd, B. Eng
Rachael, L, Bosma, B. Sc, Non ASSR Member
Patrick, W, Stroman, Ph.D, Non ASSR Member

Value of a 3D T2w MR sequence for routine use in cervical and lumbar spine examinations

Sedat, Alibek, MD
Hubertus, Gloger, MD, Non ASSR Member

Dual Puncture Technique for Interlaminar Approach to Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection

Orlando, Ortiz, MD, MBA
Allison, Rubin, MD, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

: Unexpected Bone Metastasis Case in HCC patient

Joon Bum, Koo, M.D.
Jin Young, Lee, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Jeong Seok, Yeo, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty: What the Radiologists need to Know

Sujin, Kim, DR
Joon Woo, Lee, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Heung Sik, Kang, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Mi Sook, Sung, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Ji Young, Hwang, Dr, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Lumbar paraspinal muscle dennervation atrophy: Spectrum of MRI findings and etiologies.

GREGORY, E, PUNCH, MD
GREGORY, E, PUNCH, MD, Tripler AMC, Honolulu, Non ASSR Member
LYNNE, RUESS, MD, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, Non ASSR Member
RICARDO, BURGOS, MD, Tripler AMC, Honolulu, Non ASSR Member
MICHELLE, YOSHIDA, MS, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

In vivo examination of white matter integrity after spinal cord injury: a diffusion tensor imaging study

Rachael, L, Bosma, BSc.
Christopher, A., Kidd, B.Eng, Non ASSR Member
Patrick, W., Stroman, PhD., Non ASSR Member

Accuracy of the Criteria for Numbering of Lumbar Vertebrae on Plain Radiograph

Ji Young, Hwang, Dr
Sook Yun, Song, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Hyun-hae, Cho, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Misook, Sung, Dr, Non ASSR Member
Su Jin, Kim, Dr, Non ASSR Member

Chiari Malformations: Imaging Appearances and Associated Abnormalities

David, Saul, M.D.
Narayan, Viswanadhan, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Level 1 Trauma at an Inner City Hospital: Imaging Spectrum of Spinal Trauma

Narayan, Viswanadhan, MD
David, Saul, MD, Non ASSR Member

CT-guided periganglionic block in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis and disc herniation

Mi Sook, Sung, M.D., Phd, Professor
Jung Eun, Choi, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Wong Jong, Yoo, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Myung Hee, Chung, M.D., Non ASSR Member

MR Imaging of the Lumbar Spine: Relation of “Back Fat Index (BFI)” and Body Mass Index (BMI)

Matthew, J, DeVries, M.D.
Francis, J, Hahn, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Theresa, J, Hahn, B.S., M.A., Non ASSR Member

Sagging Posterior Layer Thoracolumbar Fascia: Can It Be the Cause and Result in Progressive Proximal Junctional Problems?

YU MI, JEONG, M.D.
Myung Jin, Shin, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Sang Hoon, Lee, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Hye Won, Chung, M.D., Non ASSR Member

My Name is Schwannomatosis. Don’t Call Me NF 2.

Wesley, M., Ferley, M.D.
Wendy, R.K., Smoker, M.D., F.A.C.R, Non ASSR Member
Bruno, A., Policeni, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

Endovascular Treatment of a Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Arising From the Internal Iliac Artery

Clayton, L, Vandergriff, MD
Michael, J, Opatowsky, MD, Non ASSR Member
Kyle, Doughty, MD, Non ASSR Member
Kennith, F, Layton, MD, Non ASSR Member

Usefulness of sagittal reformations in thoracic and abdominal multidetector CT studies for detecting variable bone lesions in cancer patients, compared with axial/coronal reformations and PET-CT scans.

Seunghun, Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Kyung Bin, Joo, M.D., Ph.D., Non ASSR Member
Jeong Ah, Ryu, M.D., Ph.D., Non ASSR Member
Soon-Young, Song, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Radiologic findings of spinal involvement in the ankylosing spondylitis.

Seunghun, Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Kyung Bin, Joo, M.D., Ph.D., Non ASSR Member
Jeong Ah, Ryu, M.D., Ph.D., Non ASSR Member
Soon-Young, Song, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Excerptas

Spinal Plasmacytoma Mimicking Infectious Osteomyelitis

Jonathan, A, Flug, MD, MBA
Douglas, Katz, MD, Non ASSR Member
A Orlando, Ortiz, MD, MBA, Non ASSR Member

Award Winner

A Rare Case of Pseudotumor of the Thoracic Spine

Sean, C., Chang, M.D.
Mark, Shiroishi, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Adrian, Correa, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Meng, Law, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Paul, E., Kim, M.D., Non ASSR Member
John, L., Go, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Subperiosteal Osteoblastoma of the Spine: A Familiar Player in an Unusual Location

Amish, H, Doshi, MD
Kapil, R, Desai, MD, Non ASSR Member
Sheeraz, Qureshi, MD, MBA, Non ASSR Member
James, C, Wittig, MD, Non ASSR Member

Sacral Fracture in a Pregnant Female: An Uncommon Finding

Jonathan, D, Steinberger, MD
Amish, Doshi, MD, Non ASSR Member
Aren, Gottlieb, MD, Non ASSR Member
Bradley, Delman, MD, Non ASSR Member
Puneet, Pawha, MD, Non ASSR Member

A Rare Case of Cord Infarction Following Electrocution: The Diagnostic Utility of Diffusion Weighted Imaging in the Spinal Cord.

Sean, C, Chang, M.D.
Jesse, G. A., Jones, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Mark, S., Shiroishi, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Warren, L., Garner, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Lerner, Alexander, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Go, L., John, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Unusual case of intra-medullary Anaplastic Neurocytoma in the spinal cord

Karuna, Shekdar, MD
Lucy, Rourke-Adams, MD, Non ASSR Member
Lee, Sutton, MD, Non ASSR Member
Erin, Schwartz, MD, Non ASSR Member

Cavernous hemangioma of L3 vertebra with epidural extraosseous extension, case of surgical decompression

Hyung-Seok, Kim, M.D.
Jin-Hee, Park, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Pyung-Jin, Kim, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Ji-Youn, Yu, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Sang-Ho, Lee, M.D., Non ASSR Member

CT-guided percutaneous aspiration of the subdural fluid collection after lumbar surgery

Hyung-Seok, Kim, M.D.
Jin-Hee, Park, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Pyung-Jin, Kim, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Ji-Youn, Yu, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Sang-Ho, Lee, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis of the Spine

Asif, Abdullah, M.D.
Husam, Semaan, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Hassan, Semaan, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Haitham, Elsamaloty, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Ahmad, Aouthmany, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Yogesh, Patel, M.D., Non ASSR Member

Neurothekeoma of the Cauda Equina

Asif, Abdullah, M.D.
Hassan, Semaan, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Kristan, Jenkins-Mosure, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Haitham, Elsamaloty, M.D., Non ASSR Member
Terrence, Lewis, M.D., Non ASSR Member