Lumbar herniated disk disease and canal stenosis: prospective evaluation by surface coil MR, CT, and myelography.

@article{Modic1986LumbarHD,
  title={Lumbar herniated disk disease and canal stenosis: prospective evaluation by surface coil MR, CT, and myelography.},
  author={Michael Modic and Thomas K Masaryk and F R Boumphrey and Marlene Goormastic and Gordon R. Bell},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1986},
  volume={147 4},
  pages={757-65}
}
Sixty patients with suspected lumbar herniated disk and/or canal stenosis were studied prospectively with surface coil MRI, CT, and/or myelography, and the results were compared with the surgically confirmed abnormality. Forty-eight patients had lumbar surgery at 62 levels. There were no negative explorations. Thirty-nine patients had a myelogram and CT. Thirty of the CTs were performed following the injection of metrizamide for myelography. Nine patients had a CT without intrathecal contrast… CONTINUE READING

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