Feasibility of MR elastography of the intervertebral disc.


Low back pain (LBP) is a costly and widely prevalent health disorder in the U.S. One of the most common causes of LBP is degenerative disc disease (DDD). There are many imaging techniques to characterize disc degeneration; however, there is no way to directly assess the material properties of the intervertebral disc (IVD) within the intact spine. Magnetic… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2015.12.037