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Additional Imaging Diagnostics

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Abstract

The increasing popularity and improved quality of sectional imaging techniques (CT, MRI) in radiology, conventional X-ray diagnostics have become considerably less significant. On the one hand, X-ray technology continues to be the diagnostic gold standard for ruling out fractures, quantifying a potential spondylolisthesis or identifying vertebral anomalies. However, its inability to provide clear images of soft tissue and the projection-related distortion or the superimposition of anatomical structures limit its use in some areas. On the one hand, modern radiological imaging techniques provide high-quality and detailed images. On the other hand, their diagnostic reliability for conditions such as radiculopathy is often unsatisfactory. Another disadvantage of radiological diagnostics is that it cannot distinguish the reasons for the pain or the deviation from the norm for trauma and age.

Keywords

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Disc Herniation Magnetic Resonance Imaging Examination Annulus Fibrosus Cauda Equina Syndrome 
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