Upright magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine: Back pain and radiculopathy

@inproceedings{Nguyen2016UprightMR,
  title={Upright magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine: Back pain and radiculopathy},
  author={Ha Son Nguyen and Ninh Doan and Saman Shabani and Jamie L. Baisden and Christopher E. Wolfla and Glenn R Paskoff and Barry S. Shender and Brian D. Stemper},
  booktitle={Journal of craniovertebral junction & spine},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Lumbar back pain and radiculopathy are common diagnoses. Unfortunately, conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and clinical symptoms do not necessarily correlate in the lumbar spine. With upright imaging, disc pathologies or foraminal stenosis may become more salient, leading to improvements in diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Seventeen adults (10 asymptomatic and 7 symptomatic volunteers) provided their informed consent and participated in the study. A 0.6T upright… CONTINUE READING