Functional MRI of the cervical spine

  • K. E. W. Eberhardt
  • H. P. Hollenbach
  • B. Kiefer
  • W. J. Huk
Conference paper

Abstract

We prospectively studied 35 patients with degenerative spinal canal stenosis and functional disorders using a new MRI procedure that allows demonstration of movement in the cervical spine, a 1.0T whole-body MR system. The patients were positioned in a Helmholtz neck coil, with special device for measuring different positions of the neck. T2-weighted single-shot HASTE sagittal images were acquired. For display the images were loaded into a cine loop. Our experience shows that functional aspects play an important role in bony canal stenosis as well as in movement disorders.

Key words

Magnetic resonance imaging Cervical spine Single-shot technique Spinal stenosis 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. E. W. Eberhardt
    • 1
  • H. P. Hollenbach
    • 2
  • B. Kiefer
    • 2
  • W. J. Huk
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Neuroradiology, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of ErlangenErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Siemens Medical Engineering GroupErlangenGermany

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