A practical MRI grading system for lumbar foraminal stenosis.

@article{Lee2010APM,
  title={A practical MRI grading system for lumbar foraminal stenosis.},
  author={Seunghun S Lee and Joon Woo Lee and Jin S. Yeom and Ki-jeong Kim and H. Kim and Soo Kyo Chung and Heung Sik Kang},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2010},
  volume={194 4},
  pages={1095-8}
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the reproducibility of a new grading system for lumbar foraminal stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four grades were developed for lumbar foraminal stenosis on the basis of sagittal MRI. Grade 0 refers to the absence of foraminal stenosis; grade 1 refers to mild foraminal stenosis showing perineural fat obliteration in the two opposing directions, vertical or transverse; grade 2 refers to moderate foraminal stenosis showing perineural fat obliteration in… CONTINUE READING
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