Type of Article: Original Research
Year: 2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 1 | Page No. 1919-1921
Date of Publication: 29-02-2016
MEASUREMENTS OF NORMAL SPINAL CORD DIAMETERS AT CERVICAL AND LUMBAR ENLARGEMENT LEVEL IN MRI
Smita B. Shinde *1, G. A. Shroff 2, Savita Kadam 3.
*1,3 Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy, MGM’s Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad (M.S.) India.
2 Professor, Department of Anatomy, MGM’s Medical College and Hospital, Aurangabad (M.S.) India.
Address: Dr. Smita B. Shinde, Lecturer, Department of Anatomy
MGM’s Medical College, Aurangabad 431 001 (M.S.) India. Mobile: +917066651648
Introduction: In the present study we measure antro-posterior and transverse diameter of cervical and lumbar enlargement at their maximum level in 20 spinal cord with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Material and Methods: Study carried out in MRI section of Radiology Department in Mahatma Gandhi’s Medical college, Aurangabad. MRI was done on patients referred to MRI for backache. Patients are made to lie down in supine position on MRI table. Given specific coil & MRI performed in sagittal and coronal plane. Antero-posterior diameter measured at sagittal section was transverse diameter measure at coronal views.
Results: In present study we find mean antero-posterior diameter and transverse diameter in 20 subjects, the antero-posterior diameter is less.
Conclusion: This knowledge of comparison antero-posterior and transverse diameter not only assist surgeons to take care during interventions, but also facilitate to plan accordingly during various surgical procedures and management.
Key words: Antero-posterior, transverse diameter, MRI, surgical interventions.
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Smita B. Shinde, G. A. Shroff, Savita Kadam. MEASUREMENTS OF NORMAL SPINAL CORD DIAMETERS AT CERVICAL AND LUMBAR ENLARGEMENT LEVEL IN MRI. Int J Anat Res 2016;4(1):1919-1921. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2016.113