Category: Lumbar Spine

The 77 year-old patient presented here complained of weight-bearing-dependent lumboischialgia persisting for more than one year. Nine months before the Upright MRI, a synovial cyst, believed to be causing the symptoms, was removed from the small left vertebral joint L4/5. The back pain and pain in the right leg have improved. The pains in the […]


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This particular case involves a patient whose condition can be diagnosed on the basis of an MRI scan performed in a natural weight-bearing position. This would not be feasible with conventional supine MRI. The 34 year-old patient presented here complained post-operatively of weight-bearing and posture-dependent pain, increasing throughout the day and radiating to both legs, […]


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This case refers to a 62 year-old male patient presenting recurrent lumbar syndrome for 2 years and treated with conservative pain therapy. Symptoms include persistent low back pain and pseudoradical lumbar ischialgia, clearly radiating as far as the feet on the right side. In addition, his walking ability is limited to 100 m. Marked additional […]


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The 60 year-old patient presented here is suffering from chronic, recurrent lumbar syndrome, which has become progressively worse over the last 2 years. This is accompanied by pseudoradical lumbar ischialgia radiating to both legs, depending on load and posture, and limited walking ability. An earlier examination in the supine position did not con rm diagnosis. […]


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L-Spine

Neutral seated This patient’s lumbar spine has a grade one anterolisthesis at the L4-5 level that is minimally unstable, and shows a reduction in annular height anteriorly on forward flexion, which increases when the spine is extended. Weight-bearing and variable patient positioning enables a more precise diagnosis. The Medserena open Upright MRI system permits scanning […]


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This case demonstrates the difference in diagnostic information yielded by performing an Upright seated examination in a 0.6Tesla MRIScanner, compared to the supine examination, performed on a conventional 1.5 Tesla scanner. This 74 year old lady had a lamenectomy 7 years ago. She now has severe low back pain and is unable to walk without pain. […]


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For approximately one year, this 56-year-old female patient has experienced pain in the caudal lumbar region with a paravertebral radiation on both sides and laterally into the right lower extremity. The pain slightly diminishes when bending forward but remains while sitting or standing. A – C: Sagittal images in a sitting position: flexion, neutral, extension […]


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A 64-year-old male patient suffering from pain in the lumbar region received an X-Stop implant between L4/5 18 months ago, freeing him from pain. At present, the patient is complaining again about lumbar pain radiating to the buttocks and both upper legs. He does not experience pain when lying down; however, in a sitting or […]


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