Is any landmark reliable in vertebral enumeration? A study of 3.0-Tesla lumbar MRI comparing skeletal, neural, and vascular markers.

@article{Tureli2014IsAL,
  title={Is any landmark reliable in vertebral enumeration? A study of 3.0-Tesla lumbar MRI comparing skeletal, neural, and vascular markers.},
  author={Derya Tureli and Gazanfer Ekinci and F Baltacioglu},
  journal={Clinical imaging},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={792-6}
}
PURPOSE This study aimed to determine the reliability of the iliolumbar ligament (ILL), 12th costa, aortic bifurcation (AB), right renal artery (RRA), and conus medullaris (CM) for numbering of vertebral segments. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Five hundred five patients underwent routine lumbar MRI examinations including a cervicothoracic sagittal scout and T1 and T2-weighted sagittal and axial turbo spin echo images. Images were evaluated by two radiologists separately. RESULTS The identifiability… CONTINUE READING