Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorKelly, James J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWoodruff, Bradley B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-10T18:03:16Z
dc.date.available2019-01-10T18:03:16Z
dc.date.issued1950en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/120937
dc.description.abstractNot long after Roentgen discovered X-Ray, the idea of outlining various hollow organs with opaque media came into vogue. Two more recent examples of this are myelography and angiocardiography. Both of these are rather ingenious mechanical procedures that have a great appeal to the gadgeteer mind. Sometimes such investigative methods so intrigue us that we lose sight of the patient as a whole, consisting of more than a spinal canal or a cardiovascular system. We forget that this patient may be able to tell us something, if questioned skillfully, that will reveal more than a score of mechanical methods and that keen observation with our own God-given senses, unaided by complicated machinery, may be more illuminating than the most delicate of laboratory test. However, because of the complexities and variabilities of human factors, it behooves us to develop objective diagnostic methods providing that we do not let their results overshadow the consideration of the patient as a whole. | Any objective investigative procedure, to be of any value, must be reasonably accurate. Those that sometimes result in false positive findings, particularly in those cases with deficient clinical observation, are responsible for expensive unnecessary surgery and other therapy, and, of perhaps greater importance, the development of untold numbers of neurotics. | The purpose of this thesis is to investigate one such diagnostic procedure, myelography, and to attempt to determine its proper place in the armamentarium of neurosurgical diagnosis.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsA non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titleA Critical Evaluation of Contrast (Pantopaque) Myelographyen_US
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorWoodruff, Bradley B.en_US
dc.degree.levelMS (Master of Science)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineRadiology (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameM.S. in Radiologyen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record