MRI evaluation of lumbar spinal stenosis: is a rapid visual assessment as good as area measurement?

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Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is commonly assessed on MRI by measuring dural sac cross-sectional area (DSCA). A new method, morphological grading A–D, has recently been introduced as an alternative method. The aim of this study is to compare these two different methods for assessing LSS on MRI and study their reliability and intercorrelation. On pretreatment… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00586-014-3248-4

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