Degenerative spine disease at 7 Tesla (T) MRI using an 8-channel transmit/receive phased array RF coil – first results

Philipp Dammann, Oliver Kraff, Thomas Gasser, Elke R. Gizewski, Mark E. Ladd & Ulrich Sure
Objective: Degeneration of the spine is a very common phenomenon. The occurring morphological changes can be depicted using different imaging techniques. Several grading systems of cervical or lumbar disc and facet joint degeneration are established and validated for current field-strength (1.5 T) MRI.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]