Aging of the Cervical Spine in Healthy Volunteers A 10-Year Longitudinal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study
Prospective longitudinal study. Mean follow-up. It is 11.7 + .8 years 223 subjects of original 497 asymtomatic volunteers from asymptomatic volunteers from 1993 to 1996 returned for a repeat MRI more than 10 years after the original MRI. 44.9% Mean age at the time of initial imaging was 39.0 ± 15 years. At the time […]
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Predictors Of Surgical Outcome In Patients with Intervertebral Disc Herniation
Data from the Spine Outcomes Research Trial (SPORT) was used to form a retrospective cohort analysis regarding the treatment effects of nonsurgical and surgical patients with lumbar herniated discs. Baseline comparisons of patients who had complete and incomplete MRI studies were reviewed and there was no difference between the populations. Statistical analysis was based on […]
Abnormal magnetic-resonance scans of the cervical spine in asymptomatic subjects. A prospective investigation.
This classic paper published by Boden et al (1990) is a parallel study to the one investigating abnormal magnetic resonance imaging scans of the lumbar spine in asymptomatic subjects that was published the same year. This study included 63 asymptomatic volunteers who were screened and underwent an MRI scan of the cervical spine. The MRI […]
Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine in people without back pain.
This study published in 1994 was similar to that of one of the most widely cited studies looking at the presence of abnormal findings on MRI scans in asymptomatic patients by Boden et al (1990). Jensen et al evaluated the lumbar MRI scans of 98 asymptomatic volunteers and 27 patients that were symptomatic with low […]
Abnormal magnetic-resonance scans of the lumbar spine in asymptomatic subjects. A prospective investigation.
This study published by Boden et al in 1990 was a landmark study that continues to be one of the most referenced works of all time relating to spinal disorders. Despite this study being referenced over 1000 times in the medical literature, there are several modern day concerns /criticisms of this study that must be […]