Wednesday Evening Pre-Course

How to Read Spine Imaging
Tannoury MOC
Course objectives 
1. Understand correlation between spine imaging and spine biomechanics.

2. Understand natural progression of degenerative disc disease and correlating imaging findings.

3. Understand correlation between spine imaging findings and treatment plan.

4. Understand the difference between direct and indirect decompression of the spine.

5. Learn how to interpret spine imaging to increase provider comfort and knowledge in ordering and acting on spine imaging findings

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Dr. Tannoury is Chief of Orthopedic Spine Surgery at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He is internationally recognized for diagnosing and treating complex spinal deformities and developing and patenting Minimal Invasive (MIS) techniques and implants that are used worldwide. His work focuses on developing techniques and tools that preserve spinal muscles, normal structures, and proper spine biomechanics.  This approach, leading to faster functional recovery, shorter hospital stay, less postoperative pain, has informed his interest in working with injured workers, occupational health professionals, and employers throughout New England to develop clinically successful and cost-saving protocols and business practices to get employees back to work more quickly and in manner that respects the injured worker. He is an acclaimed spine educator; he runs a highly attended surgeons’ visitation program through which he has hosted and proctored more than 375 surgeons and professors from major universities and medical centers in the United States and around the world. He is also the founder of S.P.I.N.E, a non-profit international organization that educates and trains hundreds of surgeons annually in all aspects of musculoskeletal orthopedic and neurosurgical disorders, and is the Program Chair of the Work-Related Injuries Workshop, an annual conference to facilitate cross-disciplinary communication and education among diverse occupational health professionals to improve care for injured workers. In addition to his compassion dedication to his patients, Dr. Tannoury is a devoted husband and father, and nothing is more important to him than his wife Viviane and their three kids, Jasmine, Tamara and Mark.