Functional MRI of the cervical spine
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 wordsMagnetic resonance imaging Cervical spine Single-shot technique Spinal stenosis
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