T1? Magnetic Resonance Imaging Quantification of Early Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Degeneration in Healthy Young Adults
Zobel BB et al. – The data of this study showed a significant difference in intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) onset between sexes. T1? values correlate with Pfirrmann degenerative grade in young adults. However, the wide distribution of T1? values in healthy intervertebral disc highlights the low sensitivity of Pfirrmann grade to detect the early IDD changes. T1? can be potentially used as a clinical tool to identify early IDD and to create a reliable quantitative scale.