Using MRI to evaluate anatomic significance of aortic bifurcation, right renal artery, and conus medullaris when locating lumbar vertebral segments.

@article{Lee2004UsingMT,
  title={Using MRI to evaluate anatomic significance of aortic bifurcation, right renal artery, and conus medullaris when locating lumbar vertebral segments.},
  author={Chang Hee Lee and Bo Kyoung Seo and Young Chil Choi and Hyun Joon Shin and Jeong Hee Park and Hae Jeong Jeon and Kyeong Ah Kim and Cheol Min Park and Baek Hyun Kim},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2004},
  volume={182 5},
  pages={1295-300}
}
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the anatomic significance and sites of aortic bifurcation, right renal artery, and conus medullaris when locating lumbar vertebral segments on MRI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS. The study group was composed of 210 patients who underwent MRI of the lumbosacral spine. The position of aortic bifurcation was evaluated using MRI. Midline and sagittal MRI were also assessed to identify the proximal portion of the right renal artery and the tip of the conus medullaris. These… CONTINUE READING