Clinical Articles on Upright MRI

Cervical Spine

Review article

Diagnostic accuracy of MRI following whiplash injury is improved by routine imaging of the cranio-cervical junction
Francis W. Smith | Radiological Society of North America | 100th Annual meeting, Chicago, December 2014
Article

Disc degeneration

Positional MRI: A valuable Tool in the Assessment of Disc Bulge
Payam Moazzaz, MD et al. | University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA The Spine Journal, 09/10 2007, Volume 7, Number 5S
Article

Disc degeneration

Imaging in the position that causes pain
John W. Gilbert, et al. | Online article 08/2007
Article

Neuroforaminous stenosis

Open Stand-Up-MRI: A new instrument for Positional Neuroimaging
John W. Gilbert et al. | Spine and Brain Neurosurgical Center Lexington
Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques 04/2006
Article

Hypermobility in the area of ​​the cervical spine

Kinematic Analysis of Relationship Between the Grade of Disc Degeneration and the Motion Unit in Cervical Spine
Masashi Miyazaki MD et al. | University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Spine Journal, 09/10 2007, Volume 7, Number 5S
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Instability

Axial load-dependet cervical spine alternations during simulated upright posture: a comparison of healthy controls and patients with cervical degenerative disease
Shinji Kimura MD et al. | Department of Orthopedic Surgery | University of California, San Diego
J. Neurosurg Spine, Volume 2, 02/2005
Article

Lumbar Spine

Disc degeneration / hyperlordosis

The Response of the Nucleus Pulposus of the Lumbar Intervertebral Discs to Functionally Loaded Positions
Lindsay A. Alexander BSc et al. | Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
Spine Volume 32, Number 14, pp1508-1512
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Disc degeneration

Dynamic Bulging of Intervertebral Discs in the Degenerative Lumbar Spine
Jun Zou MD et al. | Department of Orthopedic Surgery | University of California, Los Angeles
Spine Volume 34, Number 23, pp 2545-2550
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Spinal stenosis

The Effect of Lumbar Flexion and Extension of the Central Canal with Dynamic MRI
Feng Wie MD et al. | University of California, Los Angeles
The Spine Journal, 09/10 2007, Volume 7, Number 5S
Article

Spinal stenosis

Pathomechanism of Spinal Canal Stenosis – Upright MRI Image Gallery
P. Niggemann et al. | Privatpraxis für Upright-Kernspintomographie, Cologne
Article

Spinal stenosis

Lumbar Stenosis Rates in Symptomatic Patients Using Weight-Bearing and Recumbent Magnetic Resonance Imaging
John W. Gilbert MD et al. | Spine and Brain Neurosurgical Center Lexington
Article

Instability

Missed Spondylolisthesis in Static MRIs but Found in Dynamic MRIs in the Patients with Low Back Pain
Soon-Woo Hong, MD et al. | University of California, Los Angeles
The Spine Journal, 09/10 2007, Volume 7, Number 5S
Article

Instability

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
P. Niggemann et al. | Privatpraxis für Upright-Kernspintomographie, Cologne
Spine Volume 36, Number 22, ppE1463-E1468
Article

Instability

Repeat Upright Positional Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Diagnosis of Disorders Underlying Chronic Noncancer Lumbar Pain
John W. Gilbert MD et al. | Spine and Brain Neurosurgical Center Lexington
Article

Review article

Upright positional MRI of the lumbar spine
F. Alyas et al.
Article

Disc height and angular instability

Lumbar Spine Disc Height an Curvature Responses to an Axial Load Generated by a Compression Device Compatible with Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Shinji Kimura MD et al. | Department of Orthopedic Surgery | University of California, San Diego
Spine Volume 26, Number 23, pp2596-2600
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Disc height and lordosis

Lumbar Spine Disc Height an Curvature Responses to an Axial Load Generated by a Compression Device Compatible with Magnetic Resonance Imaging
The Effect of Body Position and Axial Load on Spinal Canal Morphology – an MRI Study of Central Spinal Stenosis
Rasmus Madsen BSc et al. | University of Aberdeen
Spine Volume 33, Number 1, pp 61-67
Article

Neuroforaminous stenosis

Positional MRI of the Lumbar Spine: Does it demonstrate Nerve Root Compromise Not Visible at Conventional MR Imaging
Dominik Weishaupt MD et al. | Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Zurich
Radiology 2000, 215:247-253
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Myelography

Lumbar Spine: Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of Positional (Upright Flexion and Extension) MR Image and Myelography
Simon Wildermuth MD et al. | Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Zurich
Radiology 1998, 207:391-398
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Spinal stenosis

Dynamic Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: The Usefulness of Axial Loaded MRI in Preoperative Evaluation
Kyung-Chul Choi et al. | Departement of Neurosurgery, Wooridul Spine Hospital, Seoul, Korea
J Korean Neurosurg Soc 46:265-268; 2009
Article

Cervical & Lumbar Spine

Disc herniations and Instability

Evaluation of intervertebral disc heniation and hypermobile intersegmental instability in symptomatic adult patients undergoing recumbent and upright MRI of the cervical or lumbosacral spine
Antonio Ferriero Perez Millan Garcia Isidro et al.
Article

Review article

Upright, Weight-Bearing, Dynamic-kinetic Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Spine – Review of the First Clinical Results
JR Jinkins et al. | Departement of Radiological Sciences, Medical College of Pensilvania-Hahnemann
J HK Coll Radiol 2003;6:55-74
Article

Review article

Imaging based planning for spine surgery
Jean Pierre Elsig MD et al. | fmri Center Zurich
Minimale Invasive Therapie 2006, 1-7
Article

Review article

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Weight-Bearing Spine
Dominik Weishaupt MD et al. | Institute of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Zurich
Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Volume 7, Number 4, 2003
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Shoulder

Labrum glenoidale

Upright MRI of Shoulder Demonstrates Labrum Dynamics
J.W.-P. Michael et al. | Departement of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Cologne
Int J Sports Med 2008; 29:999-1002
Article

Jugularis and Cerebral Venes

Positional MR-Angiography

Positional Venous MR Angiography: An Operator-Independent Tool to Evaluate Cerebral Venous Outflow Hemodynamics
P. Niggemann et al. | Departement of Radiology, University of Bonn, Germany
AJNR, Am J Neuroradiol 2012
Article

Position-dependent changes of the cerebral vein drainage

Position Dependent Changes of the Cerebral Venous Drainage – Implications for the Imaging of the Cervical Spine
P. Niggemann et al. | Privatpraxis für Upright-Kernspintomographie, Cologne
Cen Eur Neurosurg 2011; 72:32-37
Article

Pelvic floor

Review article

Dynamic MRI Imaging of the Pelvic Floor: a Pictoral Review
Maria Chiara Colaiacomo, Gabriele Masselli, Elisabetta Polettini, Silvia Lanciotti, Emanuele Casciani, Luca Bertini, Gianfranco Gualdi
RadioGraphics 2009, Vol 29, Issue 3
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