Diagnosis of cervical disc disease. MRI versus cervical myelography.

  title={Diagnosis of cervical disc disease. MRI versus cervical myelography.},
  author={Gideon Perneczky and F W Boeck and Andreas Neuhold and Michael Stiskal},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica},
  volume={116 1},
In a prospective study of 63 surgical patients cervical myelography was compared with MRI to establish the relative value of the 2 diagnostic procedures in patient selection for surgery of ruptured cervical discs and bony nerve root compression. While MRI in the T1-weighted and gradient echo modes matched the diagnostic accuracy of invasive myelography (95%), T1 and T2-weighted MRI images alone were associated with an error rate of 10%. In patients with medial protrusion myelography did not… CONTINUE READING