Myelographic MR imaging of the cervical spine with a 3D true fast imaging with steady-state precession technique: Initial experience

Visveshwar Baskaran, F. Scott Pereles*, Eric J. Russell, Stavros A. Georganos, Ali Shaibani, Kenneth A. Spero, Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Al Zhang, J. Paul Finn

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Abstract

The majority of spinal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been performed with spin-echo sequences and spoiled gradient-echo sequences. Advances in gradient MR imaging performance now permit imaging with coherent steady-state sequences. In this study, the authors compare a three-dimensional true fast imaging with steady-state precession sequence with a three-dimensional spoiled gradient-recalled-echo sequence for MR evaluation of the cervical spine in the transverse plane. Initial experience indicates that the steady-state sequence is superior to spoiled gradient-recalled echo sequences for MR evaluation of cervical spine anatomy and abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-592
Number of pages8
JournalRadiology
Volume227
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003

Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance (MR), pulse sequences
  • Spinal cord, MR
  • Spine, MR
  • Spine, anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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