March 30, 2011 — Two faculty members from Northwestern Health Sciences University were recently published in a clinically based manual about Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Renee DeVries, DC, associate professor and dean of the College of Chiropractic, and Anita Manne, DC, professor, contributed to, “Essential Musculoskeletal MRI: A Primer for the Clinician,” which was published by Elsevier in January 2011.
DeVries and Manne collaborated with Michelle Wesselly, DC, one of the book’s authors, on a chapter titled, “The Cervical Spine.” DeVries also contributed to two other chapters, “The Thoracic Spine” and “Magnetic Resonance: Principles and Application to Diagnostic Imaging.”
“A book like this is truly a collaborative endeavor,” said Manne. “I had a small part, but it’s very gratifying to see the final product.”
The manual was written so that it offers a greater clinical value to readers than an average technical guide to using MRI.
“It’s intended for a practicing clinician because the book provides an overview of normal findings and common conditions that would be presented in a chiropractic office,” said DeVries. “I’m so excited. The book has a great practical application and is designed to be usable because it’s organized by regions — showing the common conditions in each individual part of the body.”
After more than eight months of work and a year-long wait, DeVries and Manne are pleased to see the fruit of their labor. “This is a really great feeling,” said DeVries. “Holding the book, the final product, makes all the hard work seem long ago and distant.”
Source: Northwestern Health Sciences University, www.nwhealth.edu/nwtoday/index.html