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All our posts on Spine & SIJ Degeneration Radiology . We regularly post on Spine MRI with all the posts on this page.

Spine Degeneration Radiology can be difficult due to the complex anatomy and the many pathologies that occur. In our posts we have concise explanation of the Spine MRI anatomy, the macroscopic pathology that’s relevant to the Imaging and the Imaging findings in various pathologies.

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OSTEITIS CONDENSANS ILII RADIOLOGY CT SACROILIAC JOINT SIJ (VIDEO)

OSTEITIS CONDENSANS ILII RADIOLOGY CT SACROILIAC JOINT SIJ DISCUSSION ON OCI Osteitis Condensans Ilii.   Typical CT sclerotic changes of Osteitis Condensans Ilii. The sclerosis is continuous with the SIJ margin and particularly on the patient’s right it has a triangular appearance.   There is also mild sclerosis in the right sacrum adjacent to the …

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LUMBAR SPINE ENHANCEMENT MRI ONLINE RADIOLOGY COURSES: KEY POINTS FROM OUR SPINE MRI COURSES

KEY POINTS FROM OUR SPINE MRI COURSES Spine MRI Online Radiology Course: Normal Spinal Enhancement Another three quick images with some basic key points from our online spine MRI courses. Here we look at areas of normal enhancement that can be mistaken for pathology: Normal enhancement of the anterior epidural plexus which can be mistaken …

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OPLL SPINE OSSIFICATION POSTERIOR LONGITUDINAL LIGAMENT CT (VIDEO)

OPLL SPINE OSSIFICATION POSTERIOR LONGITUDINAL LIGAMENT CT DISCUSSION ON OPLL SPINE CT There is localised, linear ossification present at the posterior margin of the C6 vertebra.   This has a typical appearance of OPLL (Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament).   The cervical spine is the most common location.   It is important to follow …

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OSTEITIS CONDENSANS ILII MRI SPINE RADIOLOGY (VIDEO)

OSTEITIS CONDENSANS ILII MRI DIAGNOSIS OSTEITIS CONDENSANS ILII DISCUSSION OSTEITIS CONDENSANS ILII a common finding that may be confusing to diagnose on MRI.   Look for low signal on all sequences   The findings are predominantly of the iliac side of the SIJ but may be seen additionally on the sacral side.   It doesn’t occur …

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ANNULAR FISSURE TEAR MRI RADIOLOGY LUMBAR SPINE (VIDEO)

ANNULAR FISSURE TEAR MRI RADIOLOGY HOW DO YOU FIND AN ANNULAR FISSURE ANNULAR FISSURE ON MRI Annular fissures on MRI are relatively common. Whilst they don’t result in radiculopathy, they can be a cause of back pain and are important to diagnose and report.   What does an annular fissure look like and where to …

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HOW TO FIND A SACRAL FRACTURE ON A LUMBAR MRI

SACRAL FRACTURE MRI: HOW TO FIND ON A LUMBAR MRI HOW TO FIND SACRAL FRACTURE ON LUMBAR MRI When the clinical examination and referral notes are inadequate (Back Pain F.I.) the cause of the pain may well be sacral rather than lumbar. On a standard lumbar spine MRI with axial and sagittal scans,  the sacrum …

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CORD SIGNAL CHANGE MRI SPONDYLOTIC MYELOPATHY

SPONDYLOTIC MYELOPATHY MRI RADIOLOGY DISCUSSION SPONDYLOTIC MYELOPATHY   Spondylotic Myelopathy is a term used when there is increased cord signal due to extrinsic compression.   Patients will often be symptomatic with cord related symptoms.   By using the term you are indicating that the patient’s symptoms can potentially be reversed by relieving the compression. WHAT …

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