Category: Cervical Spine

The 44 year-old female patient presented here has been complaining, for approximately one year, of cervical spine discomfort radiating to the head and face. The discomfort was mainly experienced in the upright position and was particularly severe on leaning backwards. Nerve root compression in segment C7 was suspected following clinical examination. A conventional MRI scan […]


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The patient presented here sustained considerable bruising to the head and cervical spine on falling down the stairs in 1999. This resulted in contusion of the myelon and instability between C2 and C3. Paraplegia with total flaccid paresis of the arms and legs occurred immediately after the fall. Rehabilitation resulted in incomplete restoration, predominantly to […]


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The 44 year-old female patient presented here is intolerant to numerous chemicals. She is complaining of discomfort in both shoulders and a diffuse, bilateral tingling sensation in the upper extremities. No dizziness and headaches were reported. An MRI scan of the cervical spine was taken to clarify the symptoms. Standard MRI scan in the supine […]


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The Upright MRI system allows MRI diagnosis of the cervical spine in the upright, natural weight-bearing position. Full functional assessments are also feasible with Upright MRI scans. In addition to the neutral, upright position, the cervical spine can also be imaged in the flexion, extension, lateral tilt and rotation positions. This system can be used […]


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C-Spine

Neutral position: retroversion of odontoid peg This 37 year old patient has a history of neck pain, headaches and dizziness. There is retroversion of the odontoid peg and in the neutral position the cervical spine angle measures 0°, with a large range of movement into flexion, and evidence of spinal instability as manifest by anterolisthesis […]


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C-Spine

We are all aware that people are getting larger. Often accessing diagnostic imaging can be a challenge for larger patients as MRI scanners, for example, have a limit to the weight and size of person that can be accommodated. This patient was unable to be scanned in a conventional tunnel scanner due to their size. […]


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For a year this 44-year-old female patient has been complaining about pain in the cervical spine region, radiating into head and face. The pain occurs mainly when standing and is especially severe in extension. After clinical examinations, a compression of the nerve root was suspected at segment C7. The patient underwent a conventional MRI examination […]


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In 1999, this patient took a fall in a staircase and experienced a contusion of the myelin sheath. The fall resulted in paraplegia with a flaccid paresis of arms and legs. Clinical rehabilitation has lead to an incomplete restitution, spastic tetraparesis prevailing more on the right than on the left side of the body. A […]


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