A simplified algorithm for diagnosis of spinal cord lesions

Dhiraj Baruah, Tushar Chandra, Manish Bajaj, Purabi Sonowal, Andrew Klein, Mohit Maheshwari, Saurabh Guleria

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Abstract

Neuroimaging is indispensable for evaluation of Myelopathy not only for localization but also for etiologic determination. MRI is the preferred examination for further characterization of the majority of these conditions. These include traumatic, inflammatory, infections, compressive and neoplastic conditions. This article provides an overview of a variety of pathologies that afflict the spinal cord in an easy to understand format. Their respective imaging manifestations on MRI and differential diagnoses are focused in this review. Early diagnosis and treatment of Myelopathy is critical in preventing or arresting neurological morbidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)256-266
Number of pages11
JournalCurrent Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Baruah, D., Chandra, T., Bajaj, M., Sonowal, P., Klein, A., Maheshwari, M., & Guleria, S. (2015). A simplified algorithm for diagnosis of spinal cord lesions. Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, 44(3), 256-266. https://doi.org/10.1067/j.cpradiol.2014.12.004