Quantitative measures of modic changes in lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging: intra- and inter-rater reliability.

@article{Wang2011QuantitativeMO,
  title={Quantitative measures of modic changes in lumbar spine magnetic resonance imaging: intra- and inter-rater reliability.},
  author={Yue Ji Wang and Tapio Videman and Riikka Niemel{\"a}inen and Michele Crites Batti{\'e}},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 15},
  pages={1236-43}
}
STUDY DESIGN A measurement reliability study. OBJECTIVE To develop quantitative measures for Modic changes (MCs) on magnetic resonance (MR) images and evaluate measurement reliability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA MCs have been studied for more than 20 years but the clinical significance remains controversial. Little effort has been made to improve the measurement of MCs. METHODS The study was approved by the responsible institutional review board. On the basis of Modic classification, a… CONTINUE READING

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