Spondylosis Deformans

J. Randy Jinkins1, David D. Stark1

1 Downstate Medical Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Unit Number:  Unit A8.3
DOI:  10.1002/0471142719.mia0803s01
Online Posting Date:  August, 2001
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Abstract

This unit presents a basic protocol of conventional and fast spin echo acquisition for detecting spondolysis deformans. The margins of the osteophytosis associated with spondylosis deformans are generally well defined utilizing fast spin echo acquisitions. An alternate protocol is presented for gradient recalled echo acquisitions that may be used in the sagittal and/or transverse planes to clearly distinguish between discs and soft tissue, and to clarify the spinal neural foramen in the cervical region.

     
 
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Table of Contents

  • Basic Protocol 1: Conventional and Fast Spin Echo Acquisitions
  • Alternate Protocol 1: Gradient Recalled Echo Acquisitions
  • Commentary
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
     
 
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Literature Cited

Literature Cited
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   Schneck, C. 1985. The anatomy of lumbar spondylosis. Clin. Orthop. 193:20‐37.
   Tsuruda, J.S., Norman, D., Dillon, W., Newton, T.H., and Mills, D.G. 1990. Three‐dimensional gradient recalled MR imaging as a screening tool for the diagnosis of cervical radiculopathy. Am. J. Neurol. 1263‐1271.
   Van Dyke, C., Ross, J.S., Tkach, L., Masaryk, T.J., and Modic, M.T. 1989. Gradient‐echo MR imaging of the cervical spine: Evaluation of extradural disease. Am. J. Neuroradiol. 10:627‐632.
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