Association of lumbar artery narrowing, degenerative changes in disc and endplate and apparent diffusion in disc on postcontrast enhancement of lumbar intervertebral disc

@article{Niinimki2008AssociationOL,
  title={Association of lumbar artery narrowing, degenerative changes in disc and endplate and apparent diffusion in disc on postcontrast enhancement of lumbar intervertebral disc},
  author={Jaakko L Niinim{\"a}ki and Arto Korkiakoski and Outi Parviainen and Marianne Haapea and Mari Kuisma and Risto O. Ojala and Jaro Karppinen and Raija Korpelainen and Osmo Tervonen and Miika Nieminen},
  journal={Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={101-109}
}
A decreased supply of nutrition to the intervertebral disc can lead to disc degeneration. Nutrient supply can be simulated in vivo by measuring gadolinium enhancement of the disc. We aimed to study the changes associated with disc degeneration that may have effect on the nutrition of the disc, i.e. lumbar artery narrowing, Modic changes, endplate defects, and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in nucleus pulposus. Twenty male volunteers underwent a lumbar spine examination at 1.5 T for… CONTINUE READING

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