The “dehydrated” lumbar intervertebral disk on MR, its anatomy, biochemistry and biomechanics

Abstract

MR imaging of the lumbar spine often is requested to identify the cause of back or radicular pain. Official reports of lumbar spine images tend to focus on changes in the disk margin that may cause nerve root compression. The potential role of the dark disk, in back pain has not been adequately emphasized. The purpose of this review is to discuss the dark… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00234-011-0923-6

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@article{Haughton2011TheL, title={The “dehydrated” lumbar intervertebral disk on MR, its anatomy, biochemistry and biomechanics}, author={Vitcor Haughton}, journal={Neuroradiology}, year={2011}, volume={53}, pages={191-194} }