Opposed phase imaging in lumbar disc disease: an option providing faster image acquisition times.


PURPOSE To investigate the utility of opposed phase imaging (OPI) (in-phase and out-of-phase) in lumbar disc disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 127 patients suspected of disc disease were examined with both traditional lumbar spine protocol (fast spin-echo [FSE] T1-weighted, T2-weighted sagittal, and T2-weighted axial) and OPI. Images were… (More)