Canine intervertebral disks: correlation of anatomy and MR imaging.


Because the structure, maturation, and degeneration of canine intervertebral disks resemble those of humans, the authors developed a model of acute intervertebral disk degeneration in dogs. Herniated disks of 18 dogs were examined with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and then sectioned with a freezing microtome. On the basis of their morphologic appearance… (More)


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