Assessment of lumbar vertebrae morphology by magnetic resonance imaging in osteoporosis
Skeletal Radiology, 05/22/2012
Tosun O et al. – Significant changes in morphology of the lumbar spine and intervertebral discs were found. It was revealed that the effects of osteoporosis are not limited to the bone but also present in the intervertebral discs. Mid heights of intervertebral discs were higher in the osteoporotic and osteopenic groups when compared to normal subjects along with the lowered mid heights of lumbar vertebrae. It was also observed that stronger vertebral bones were associated with more disc and vertebral degeneration.