The Craniovertebral Region in Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

  • Yves Dirheimer

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  1. Front Matter
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  2. Material and Patients Studied

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  3. Historical Review

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  4. Anatomy and Physiology of the Craniovertebral Region

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  5. Pathological Anatomy

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  6. Clinical Examination

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  7. Radiology in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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  8. Radiology in other Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

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  9. The Principles of Treatment in lesions of the Cervico-Occipital Joint in Chronic Inflammatory Rheumatisms

  10. Back Matter
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About this book


Radiology, the youngest of the major medical sciences, has undergone an extraordinary technical evolution since the discovery of X-rays. It began with the development of the different types of tomography and the adoption of many contrast agents, then proceeded rapidly to serioscopy, subtraction of images, direct enlargement, echography, thermography, and xerography. Today, even before all these innovations have come into common use, another branch of radiologic technology has evolved: computerized (axial) tomography. More than just an innovation, its true dimensions are unfore­ seeable. Radiology has become in less than a century an indispensable adjunct to the practice of medicine. The development of radiology as a speciality followed its technical advances, which varied greatly from country to country. This rapid development led quickly to subspecialization, even the very early development of radiotherapy and radiodiagnostics as separate entities. However, the entry of radiology into the university has preserved it a single branch of medicine, avoiding the frequent tendency toward auto­ nomy of the branches of a speciality. Today the fourth generation of radiologists is faced with another deci­ sion: whether to become technologists subjugated to their machinery, to become sub specialists with a single skill, or to remain doctors. The vast majority of this fourth generation has rejected becoming an accessory to a master technique and rather has specialized according to the hippocratic concept of medicine.


Arthritis Arthropathie X-ray adoption development diseases evolution joint medicine osteoporosis radiotherapy rheumatic diseases rheumatism rheumatoid arthritis therapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Yves Dirheimer
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  1. 1.StrasbourgFrance

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-66607-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-66605-6
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