Visualization of lumbar nerves using reduced field of view diffusion tensor imaging in healthy volunteers and patients with degenerative lumbar disorders.

@article{Kanamoto2017VisualizationOL,
  title={Visualization of lumbar nerves using reduced field of view diffusion tensor imaging in healthy volunteers and patients with degenerative lumbar disorders.},
  author={Hirohito Kanamoto and Yawara Eguchi and Yasuhiro Oikawa and Sumihisa Orita and Kazuhide Inage and Kazuki Fujimoto and Yasuhiro Shiga and Koki Abe and Masahiro Inoue and Hideyuki Kinoshita and Koji Matsumoto and Yoshitada Masuda and Takeo Furuya and Masao Koda and Yasuchika Aoki and Atsuya Watanabe and Kazuhisa Takahashi and Seiji Ohtori},
  journal={The British journal of radiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={90 1080},
  pages={
          20160929
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We investigated high resolution diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) of lumbar nerves with reduced field of view (rFOV) using 3 T MRI. METHODS DTI measured with rFOV was compared with conventional FOV (cFOV) 3.0 T MRI in 5 healthy volunteers and 10 patients with degenerative lumbar disorders. The intracanal, foramina and extraforamina of the L5 nerve… CONTINUE READING