Preoperative Assessment of Bone Density Using MRI-Based Vertebral Bone Quality Score Modified for Patients Undergoing Cervical Spine Surgery

Weibo Huang, Zhaoyang Gong, Chaojun Zheng, Yu Chen, Xiaosheng Ma, Hongli Wang & Jianyuan Jiang
Study designDiagnostic accuracy study.ObjectivesPrevious studies have reported the clinical application of the Vertebral Bone Quality (VBQ) scores for assessing bone density in operative lumbar spine patients. We aim to explore whether the method could be modified and applicable for patients undergoing cervical spine surgery.MethodsAdult patients receiving cervical spine surgery for degenerative diseases between September 2020 and March 2022 with non-contrast T1-weighted MRI and DEXA were included. Correlation between cervical VBQ scores and DEXA T-scores was...
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