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STUDY DESIGN Assessment of the reliability of standardized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) interpretations and measurements. OBJECTIVE To determine the intra- and inter-reader reliability of MRI parameters relevant to patients with intervertebral disc herniation (IDH), including disc morphology classification, degree of thecal sac compromise, grading of(More)
PURPOSE To characterize the inter- and intraobserver variability of qualitative, non-disk contour degenerative findings of the lumbar spine at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS The case accrual method used to perform this institutional review board-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective study was the random selection of 111(More)
STUDY DESIGN A reliability assessment of standardized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) interpretations and measurements. OBJECTIVE To determine the intra- and inter-reader reliability of MRI features of lumbar spinal stenosis (SPS), including severity of central, subarticular, and foraminal stenoses, grading of nerve root impingement, and measurements of(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort design. OBJECTIVE To determine whether baseline magnetic resonance imaging findings, including central/foraminal stenosis, Modic change, disc morphology, facet arthropathy, disc degeneration, nerve root impingement, and thecal sac compression, are associated with differential surgical treatment effect. SUMMARY OF(More)
Computed tomography (CT) can be helpful in the detection and diagnosis of aortic arch malformations, including anomalous right subclavian artery, left sided aortic arch with right descending aorta, right sided, aorta with anomalous left subclavian artery or mirror image branching, and double aortic arch. This paper reviews the CT findings in 10 such(More)
Computed tomography (CT) was used in the evaluation of nine patients with nonopaque calculi in the upper urinary tract. In each case the calculus was identified as a very high density object (370-586 Hounsfield units) with calcium oxalate and cystine stones having somewhat higher attenuation values than uric acid or xanthine stones. The differentiation(More)
In degenerative lumbar spine disease, recent studies have supported the clinical usefulness of discography, especially when used with computed tomography (CT) scanning. The role and capabilities of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning are currently evolving and being defined. This study reviews a series of patients with prolonged disabling symptoms who(More)
Three hundred seventy-nine consecutive magnetic resonance images (MRIs) with dual-echo images of the entire lumbar spine were reviewed by the authors. All 379 patients presented with back pain and/or leg pain; they were interviewed and examined. Pain drawings were completed by all. There were 42 patients (11.1%) with disc pathologies involving T12-L1, L1-2,(More)
The emergence of multiplanar spiral computed tomography and high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging has resulted in the ability to see cervical spine anatomy and pathologic conditions in detail. Appropriately chosen and performed, these imaging studies can provide an anatomic basis for a clinical diagnosis and a therapeutic plan. In the evaluation of(More)
Computed tomography (CT) was used in the evaluation of 100 patients suffering abdominal trauma. The type of trauma was blunt in 78 patients, penetrating in eight, and iatrogenic in 14. Forty per cent of cases had normal CT scans, while 60% showed substantial abdominal or retroperitoneal injuries. Surgery, clinical follow-up, and repeated radiologic(More)