By Deborah Pavan-Langston
Completely up-to-date for its 6th variation, this handbook is a hugely sensible consultant to the analysis and administration of eye problems and accidents. specialists from Harvard scientific institution and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary current authoritative, state of the art techniques in a rapid-access define layout. Appendices comprise up to date ophthalmic drug and systemic antimicrobial formularies with dosages. All chapters were up-to-date to incorporate the most recent details on new ailment entities, diagnostic suggestions, medicinal drugs, and coverings, together with LASIK and LASEK surgical procedure, cataract extractions, intraocular lenses, use of botulinum for blepharospasm, and clinical therapy of glaucoma. Thirty new full-color photographs were additional.
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X-ray studies of the orbits are more difficult than x-rays of other sites of the body because of the superimposition of other bones of the skull. The patient is placed on the radiographic table, usually in the prone position. The head may be adequately adjusted and immobilized by a clamp device, headband, or sandbags. Several variations of position as well as tomographic techniques may be used to localize at a particular depth. ◊ The Caldwell view is a posteriorâ anterior (PA) projection of the orbit.
This technique obtains better visualization of the outer rim of the orbit and is of particular interest if orbital rim fracture is suspected. ◊ The Rhese position is useful for demonstration of the optic canal. The patient is prone with head adjusted so that the zygoma, nose, and chin rest on the table. The structures visualized are the optic canal (appearing in the lateral quadrant of the orbit), the ethmoid cells, the lesser wing of the sphenoid, and the superior orbital fissure. If the patient is unable to lie prone, this film may be taken in the supine position as well.
Simply said, long T1 values yield a dark (hypointense) signal, and long T2 values yield a bright (hyperintense) signal. The technique is therefore extremely safe as long as the area examined is free of foreign magnetic metal and the patient has no cardiac pacemaker, which can be turned off or on by the MRI. Other advantages of MRI are that the technique is not hampered by bone, which, because of low molecular mobility, is relatively invisible on the images. Soft tissues are thus seen in an unobstructed fashion; anatomic delineation of normal and abnormal structures, as well as a metabolic profile of those structures, is obtained.