Copyright 2003 Gillian Lieberman, MD, all rights reserved

Radiologic assessment of low back pain

 1. Introduction to
     Low Back Pain
 2. Low Back Pain Case 1 
 3. Low Back Pain Case 2 
 4. Low Back Pain Case 3 
 5. Low Back Pain Case 4 

This integrated curriculum provides "one stop shopping" for learning optimal patient assessment and management of the frequent causes of Low Back Pain. Radiologic, Clinical, and Basic Science aspects (Anatomy, Pathophysiology) are included resulting in a truly integrated comprehensive offering. Interactive case-based problems are presented with additional didactic notes. The Q and A format of the cases gives the user the opportunity to make recommendations for patient workups, make findings on images, and suggest diagnosis and patient treatment. The Menu of Radiologic tests, including LSspine, Myelogram, CT, CT Myelogram, MRI, Radionuclide scan, DEXA scan is detailed and algorithms are offered to promote optimal use. Numerous images and image galleries aid the user in learning the typical appearance of common causes for low back pain, for example, Herniated disc, Spondylolysis, DJD, Spinal stenosis, Scoliosis, Metastases, Osteomyelitis, Pagets disease, Compression fractures, Seronegative spondyloarthropathies, Osteoporosis. Comprehensive discussion notes and Differential diagnosis lists are offered. This curriculum is aimed at those interested in Internal medicine, General surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Primary care, Oncology, Radiology.

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