Degeneration of the cervical disc: histology compared with radiography and magnetic resonance imaging

@article{Christe2005DegenerationOT,
  title={Degeneration of the cervical disc: histology compared with radiography and magnetic resonance imaging},
  author={Andreas Christe and Ralph L{\"a}ubli and R. Guzman and Ulrich Berlemann and R. J. Moore and Gerhard Schroth and Peter Vock and K. O. L{\"o}vblad},
  journal={Neuroradiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={47},
  pages={721-729}
}
Decisions about the treatment of neck pain are largely made on the basis of information gained from plain X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which are used routinely as part of preliminary investigation. We performed a descriptive cadaveric study to compare histology with radiography and MRI. We correlated plain radiography, disc height [Farfan index (FI)] and MRI findings with histology to assess the ability of radiology to detect significant pathologic lesions. The study included 52… 
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