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Dating Neurological Injury:

A Forensic Guide for Radiologists, Other Expert Medical Witnesses, and Attorneys

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About this book

Introduction

Dating Neurological Injury: A Forensic Guide for Radiologists, Other Expert Medical Witnesses, and Attorneys presents a unique way to approach the dating of neurological injury as imaged by modern computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and ultrasound (US). Chapters are presented in a logical progression beginning with the general appearance of normal brain and progressing to the way abnormalities manifest themselves. The emphasis in these discussions is on the appearance of edema and of hemorrhage, as these two findings are the brain’s most common response to injury. This volume presents in a systematic fashion the principles involved in the interpretation of images of the central nervous system specifically in a medical-legal setting where concern exists about the occurrence and timing of an injury. Dating Neurological Injury: A Forensic Guide for Radiologists, Other Expert Medical Witnesses, and Attorneys is a welcome addition to institutional, medical, and legal libraries, and to the personal libraries of malpractice defense and plaintiff lawyers and physicians in the neurosciences (neurosurgery, neurology, neuropathology, and neuroradiology) involved in medical-legal issues.

Keywords

Brain Edema Brain Hemmorhage Brain Imaging CT MRI Parenchymal Injury Spinal Cord Imaging Ultrasound

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Dating Neurological Injury:
  • Book Subtitle A Forensic Guide for Radiologists, Other Expert Medical Witnesses, and Attorneys
  • Authors Jeff L. Creasy
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-250-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-60761-249-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-3950-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-60761-250-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 126
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diagnostic Radiology
    Radiotherapy
    Neurology
    Neurosurgery
    Pathology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Health & Hospitals
Pharma
Radiology

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This monograph discusses and describes via MR and CT Scanning the timing and duration of grey matter atrophy, white matter degeneration, cerebral infarction, brain edema, and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, all occurring during strokes of different etiologies. This is a good book with very well done imaging examples and illustrations. It is well suited for all doctors.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, February, 2014)