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Dynamic whole-spine MRI of contortionists

@inproceedings{Valley2009DynamicWM,
  title={Dynamic whole-spine MRI of contortionists},
  author={Spring Valley},
  year={2009}
}
Many athletic activities involve extreme spinal stress, but few involve such extreme forms of spinal mobility as that of circus contortionists. In this study, five female contortionists from a Mongolian circus school, between 20 and 49 years of age, were examined using a 3T cylindrical MR imaging system (Philips Achieva) to assess pathological changes that might be associated with the contortionists’ act, in which the body is twisted into extreme positions. Additional whole-spine dynamic images… 

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