Rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine: surface-coil MR imaging.

  title={Rheumatoid arthritis of the cervical spine: surface-coil MR imaging.},
  author={C V Bundschuh and Michael Modic and F Kearney and Robert Morris and Cheri Deal},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={151 1},
Fifteen patients with classic rheumatoid arthritis were investigated with plain films, pluridirectional tomography, and surface-coil T1-weighted MR imaging at 500/17 (TR/TE). We evaluated the atlantodental interval; basion-dental interval; density or intensity of the dens; dens erosion; cranial settling; anterior, posterior, lateral, or rotatory atlantoaxial subluxation; subaxial subluxation; ligamentous calcification or osteophytes; erosion; cystic changes; joint-space narrowing of the… CONTINUE READING