Advances in high-field MR imaging of the spine.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Magnetic resonance imaging (Usage)
Magnetic resonance imaging (Health aspects)
Backache (Diagnosis)
Spinal diseases (Diagnosis)
Authors: Lighvani, Andre A.
Melhem, Elias R.
Pub Date: 06/01/2009
Publication: Name: Applied Radiology Publisher: Anderson Publishing Ltd. Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Anderson Publishing Ltd. ISSN: 0160-9963
Issue: Date: June, 2009 Source Volume: 38 Source Issue: 6
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 209239158
Full Text: MRI of the spine is one of the most frequently requested MR examinations. When considering the prevalence of degenerative spine disease and lower back pain in America's elderly population, the exam is expected to see increased clinical utilization. This article provides a review of several optimized imaging protocols at 3 Tesla field strength and how they are contributing to clinically relevant 3-dimensional volumetric fast spin echo imaging of the spine.
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