MRI evaluation of the characteristics of the cervical spine intervertebral disc in subjects with and without minor vertebral contusion.
Aims and objectives:
To determine the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of normal and pathologic cervical discs and adjacent vertebral bodies in young patients with non-traumatic cervical pain and patients who suffered from a minor vertebral contusion.
Methods and materials:
Cervical spine MRI examinations of patients with neck pain without trauma (n=86) and after a minor trauma (n=506) were investigated ( Table 1 ). Investigated parameters were: Modic changes, uncovertebral joint arthrosis, disc herniation, annular fissures, high intensity zones (HIZs), the position of[...]
Signal intensity of the nucleus pulposus In the non-traumatic group (age 18–36 y) the SI of the NP decreased at all levels with increasing age ( Fig. 2 ). This finding was significant at levels C2-C3, C6-C7 and C7-T1. In the trauma group, the SI of the NP decreased significantly at all levels with [...]
We found previously unreported findings: All HIZs are present at the caudal part of the annulus Discs with a HIZ have no reduced height There is no correlation between scoliosis and the location of extrusions Discs with uncovertebral arthrosis or adjacent Modic changes have reduced height Extrusio[...]
Charlotte Van Langenhove, MD Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Belgium E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Thiebault Saveyn, MD Department of Radiology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent University, Belgium E-mail: email@example.com Lennart Jans,[...]
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