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An Essential Guide to the Management of Spinal Disorders

New York, NY, July 01, 2014 --( MRI is the imaging modality of choice for spine surgeons, and a majority of them prefer to review images on their own in addition to a radiologist’s report. However, few spine surgeons receive formal training on how to evaluate MRIs.

Designed specifically for spine surgeons and specialists, "MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist" is a comprehensive text that details the complex MRI anatomy of the spine and the spectrum of pathological findings in patients with spinal disorders. Covering basic concepts such as the physics of MRI and normal MRI anatomy of the spine as well as advanced MRI techniques, this book is an essential companion for clinicians that helps them develop a systematic approach to the accurate interpretation of spine MRI studies.

“This text is a crucial collection of information that all spine practitioners should read and utilize as a resource in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients with spinal disorders. I commend the editor and all the authors for their commitment to this educational endeavor and anticipate that this text will be well-received by all spine specialists, both operative and nonoperative.” – From the Foreword by Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

"MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist" is an important resource for spine surgeons, interventional and non-interventional pain specialists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, sports medicine specialists, and any other physicians or allied health professionals caring for patients with spinal disorders.

MRI Essentials for the Spine Specialist
Thieme Publishers, New York, Stuttgart. 2014
304 pp, 489 illustrations
ISBN: 9781604068771
eBook - Available from, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes
eISBN: 9781604068788

About the Author
A. Jay Khanna, MD, MBA, is Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. His clinical practice focuses on spine surgery and he is Division Chief of Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery—National Capital Region in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

About Thieme
Thieme Publishing Group is a medical and scientific publishing house employing more than 900 staff and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Rio and Stuttgart, Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in online and print publishing. Thieme publishes 150 peer-reviewed journals and more than 450 new books annually. The company has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. State-of-the-art online products include eNeurosurgery, Medlantis, Thieme E-Journals, Thieme Electronic Book Library, the medical student website and Thieme Teaching Assistant, an innovative web-based platform for faculty. For more information about Thieme, please visit
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