Imaging Studies of the Spine

This lecture looks at imaging studies of the spine and the application of imaging modalities on the spinal column and cord.

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Lecturer: Marius R Schmid, MD


  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

Ref.ID: 1_14_schmidt

DOI: 10.28962/01.3.014

What you will cover in this lecture

This spine surgery lecture covers imaging studies of the spine. It looks at the applications of the imaging modalities at our disposal for evaluation of the spine. The application of these modalities in disease processes ranging from trauma, deformity, degeneration, tumours, infections and deformity is discussed. The methods for extracting additional information with specific techniques in conventional radiology are covered. Difficult situations such as post operative patients especially with instrumentation are also discussed in detail and strategies for proceeding in these conditions are suggested. Finally, the judicious use is emphasised, in order to minimise the risk to the patients, and achieve economy of resources.

Learning Objectives

  1. To know the strengths and the weaknesses of the different radiological modalities
  2. Accordingly, to know the indications of these different radiological modalities
  3. To understand the different MR Sequences
  4. To know in which cases contrast enhanced imaging is essential
  5. To know contraindications of MRI and CT

Target Groups

Practicing Spine Surgeons

in Orthopaedic or Neurosurgical services for Continuing Education or recertification

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Dr Marius R Schmid - Spine Surgery Faculty - eccElearning

Marius R Schmid, MD

  • MRI – Medizinisch Radiologisches Institut, Zürich

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Lecture Presentation

Imaging Studies


  • Online Lecture Presentation
  • Pre- and Post- Learning Assessments
  • Additional Learning Materials (Standard Package only)
  • Up to 3 CME Credits

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