Assessment of the internal craniocervical ligaments with a new magnetic resonance imaging sequence: three-dimensional turbo spin echo with variable flip-angle distribution (SPACE).

@article{Baumert2009AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the internal craniocervical ligaments with a new magnetic resonance imaging sequence: three-dimensional turbo spin echo with variable flip-angle distribution (SPACE).},
  author={Bernhard Baumert and Klaus Woertler and Denise Steffinger and Gerwin Paul Schmidt and Maximilian Reiser and Andrea Baur-Melnyk},
  journal={Magnetic resonance imaging},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={954-60}
}
PURPOSE Lesions close to the internal craniocervical ligaments are a common problem in patients with whiplash injuries. The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphology and visibility of these ligamentous structures with a new isotropic three-dimensional (3D) turbo-spin-echo (TSE) technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR (MR) images of the cervical spine of 52 healthy subjects (27 women and 25 men; mean age=29 years; age range=18-40 years) were taken with a T2-weighted 3D TSE sequence with… CONTINUE READING

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