C3 burst fracture

A 77 year-old woman seen in the emergency room, following trauma, with cervical pain but no neurologic deficit. [...]

Multiple sclerosis (cervical spinal cord)

A 28 year old woman [...]

Type II dens fracture

A 42 year old male with numbness and tingling in thumb after diving into pool and hitting his head. [...]

OPLL (Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament)

A 57 year old male with numbness of the hands. [...]

T1-weighted Phase Sensitive Inversion Recovery for Imaging Multiple Sclerosis Lesions in the Cervical Spinal Cord

The evolution of sophisticated surgical repair procedures for the treatment of isolated, focal traumatic or degenerative cartialge lesions has created the need for accurate, non-invasive assessment of the repair tissue. MRI depicts well subchondral bone and bone marrow, allowing examination of repair tissue and its interface with parent cartilage and complications of repair surgeries such as graft hypertrophy and delamination. [...]

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. [...]