Allan Leonard Brook

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Radiological Associa Radiology (M.D.K.), U Angeles; Departmen Diego, Medical Cen (M.E.J.), University o sion of Neurointerv Hospital, Boston, M (J.K.M.), Riverside M and Neurological Ins lenburg Radiology A ment of Radiology (A Neurological Surgery and Surgeons; Depa York–Presbyterian H York; Department of Chicago, Illinois; Iow Radiology Associates ment of(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency (RF) ablation in the palliative treatment of recurrent advanced head and neck cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS From November 2002 to January 2005, the authors identified 14 patients (median age, 61 years) with 14 recurrent advanced primary head and neck(More)
The recognition of sacral insufficiency fractures continues to be poor, and diagnosis is often delayed resulting in significant morbidity. Percutaneous sacroplasty is an image guided procedure that is safe and potentially effective for treating the pain and disability related to these fractures. Several cohort studies reviewed here report successful(More)
Sphenoid opacifications may be discovered during the radiological work up of patients presenting with fever, headache, or neurological changes. While most of these patients do not require surgical intervention, prompt assessment and management is nevertheless required. Ten patients who underwent sphenoidotomy for drainage or biopsy at Montefiore Hospital(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate procedure utilization patterns for vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty in the US Medicare population from 2004 to 2014. METHODS The analysis was performed using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services database of specialty utilization files for the fee for service (FFS) Medicare population. RESULTS The FFS Medicare population(More)
Chronic back pain and other refractory pain syndromes are a documented burden on our society. They also are a huge cost in quality of life and dollars spent on health care. Neuromodulation and specifically dorsal column stimulation of the spinal cord has been shown to decrease pain with minimal risk to the patient. We describe in this article the basic(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Cervical steroid injections are a minimally invasive means of providing pain relief to patients with cervical radiculopathy. CT guidance offers many potential advantages. We developed a technique with the patient in the lateral position with a lateral needle trajectory to minimize the required needle depth from skin to target and a(More)
STUDY DESIGN Small case series projecting widespread therapeutic implications. OBJECTIVE To promote sacroplasty as a feasible treatment for sacral insufficiency fractures. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Osteoporosis, a major cause of vertebral and sacral insufficiency fractures, is an increasingly serious problem in the elderly population. Painful sacral(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE CT guidance is increasingly being used to localize the epidural space during epidural steroid injections. A common concern is that CT may be associated with significantly higher radiation doses compared with conventional fluoroscopy. The goal of this retrospective study was to determine the average dose-length product and effective(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the outcomes and safety after CT-guided percutaneous sacroplasty in patients with painful sacral insufficiency fractures or pathologic sacral lesions. METHODS A retrospective multicenter analysis of consecutive patients undergoing CT-guided sacroplasty for painful sacral insufficiency fractures or sacral lesions was undertaken. The(More)