Practical Considerations for the Evaluation of the Neuroforamina in Routine Spine Imaging at 3T. A Case Series

Pathologies of the neuroforamina are one of the most frequent indications for spine surgery. However, in standard MRI with axial and sagittal planes and relatively thick slices (>3 mm) the diagnostic information may be limited for proper evaluation of the nerve roots. Prof. Marc-André Weber et al. (University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany) share practical tips on […] [...]

Multiple sclerosis, cervical and thoracic cord lesions

An enhancing cervical cord lesion is noted on sagittal and axial images, located at the C2 level, with an additional thoracic lesion (which did not enhance) depicted on a lower axial T2-weighted section. Neither lesion respects gray-white matter boundaries, as seen on the axial T2-weighted scans, a common finding for MR lesions of the cord. […] [...]

Degeneration (Lumbar)

A 76 year old man with advanced degenerative spine disease [...]

Lipoma

A 53-year-old woman complaining of severe left leg pain for several months [...]

Metastasis (carcinoma of prostate)

This 64 year old man is status post prostatectomy with positive margins and subsequent local regional recurrence, treated with external beam radiation therapy, with further recurrence and subsequent development of disseminated disease. [...]

Multiple chronic compression deformities

An unfortunate 83-year-old lady with severe degenerative spine disease, a history of multiple compression fractures and prior vertebroplasty of L2, presenting once again with intractable back pain [...]

Disk space infection (L2-3)

A 70 year-old woman with chronic kidney disease, on IV antibiotics for osteomyelitis. [...]

Metastases (renal cell, lumbar)

A 56 year-old man with back pain [...]

MAGNETOM Aera – Combining Throughput and Highest Quality Spine Imaging in an Optimized Clinical Workflow

The term WARP summarizes methods to minimize the impact of metal implants on MR image quality. This article introduces different techniques such as high bandwidth, VAT and SEMAC. [...]

Synovial cyst

Back pain in a 58 year old woman [...]

Tethered cord

Back pain in a 58 year old woman [...]

Lumbar vertebral metastases

A 61 year old man with small cell carcinoma of the lung [...]

Sacral spinal dysraphism with a meningocele.

A 40 year old female with history of spina bifida. [...]

Tethered spinal cord

This 6-year-old girl was referred to physical therapy for baseline evaluation in the spina bifida clinic and for assessment of neurogenic bowel and bladder dysfunction. At birth, this patient was diagnosed with sacral dysgenesis along with tethered cord and a lipoma within the sacral spinal canal. [...]

Metastatic Vertebral Disease

This 56-year-old male with a history of renal cell carcinoma presented to his primary care physician complaining of intractable back pain for one week. The MR examination performed for further assessment is given. [...]