MRI in Spine Anatomy

  • Ajit KarambelkarEmail author


The spinal column is a complex mechanical structure and protects the spinal cord and nerve roots. It performs multidirectional movements, including flexion, extension, rotation, and lateral bending. MR imaging is well established to evaluate the adult and pediatric spine for many conditions, including degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic, and congenital diseases. Here, we will review some basic anatomy of the spine, focusing on MRI.


Normal anatomy Spine Basics MRI Cervical Thoracic Lumbar 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thomas Jefferson University Hospital PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaUSA

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