Degenerative disorders of the cervical spine.


Magnetic resonance imaging is the study of choice in patients with suspected degenerative discogenic disease. It is a sensitive diagnostic modality offering multiplanar imaging capability and excellent soft-tissue and spatial resolution without ionizing radiation. Physiologic information, primarily relating to water content, is provided as is a myelographic effect, without the risks of intrathecal contrast. Computed tomography remains a valuable adjunct in those patients with extensive bony degenerative changes.


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@article{Kramer1991DegenerativeDO, title={Degenerative disorders of the cervical spine.}, author={Jan Kramer and Carlos Aboitiz Rivera and Jonathan Kleefield}, journal={Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America}, year={1991}, volume={17 3}, pages={741-55} }