MR imaging of the lumbar spine: prevalence of intervertebral disk extrusion and sequestration, nerve root compression, end plate abnormalities, and osteoarthritis of the facet joints in asymptomatic volunteers.

@article{Weishaupt1998MRIO,
  title={MR imaging of the lumbar spine: prevalence of intervertebral disk extrusion and sequestration, nerve root compression, end plate abnormalities, and osteoarthritis of the facet joints in asymptomatic volunteers.},
  author={Dominik Weishaupt and Marco Zanetti and J{\"u}rg Hodler and Norbert Boos},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={209 3},
  pages={661-6}
}
PURPOSE To identify the magnetic resonance (MR) abnormalities of the lumbar spine that have a low prevalence in asymptomatic patients and thus determine the findings that are predictive of low back pain in symptomatic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sagittal T1-weighted and sagittal and axial T2-weighted MR images were obtained in 60 asymptomatic volunteers aged 20-50 years. The MR images were evaluated with regard to intervertebral disk abnormalities, end plate abnormalities, and… CONTINUE READING
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