Magnetic resonance imaging of degenerative disk disease of the spine

Radiol Clin North Am. 1988 Sep;26(5):949-64.


MRI has undergone an incredibly rapid evolution, and technical advances are continually occurring. MRI allows for high resolution imaging that can clearly demonstrate a variety of degenerative processes of the spine. High-resolution MRI that gives detailed anatomic information, coupled with the use of MR contrast agents, promises to change our diagnostic approach significantly for degenerative disk disease of the spine.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement / diagnosis
  • Intervertebral Disc* / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnosis
  • Spinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Spinal Diseases / surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Spine / pathology