A controlled comparison of myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in clinically suspected lumbar disc herniation

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A controlled comparison of myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in clinically suspected lumbar disc herniation. / Albeck, Michael J; Hilden, Jörgen; Kjaer, Lasse; Holtås, Stig; Praestholm, Johannes; Henriksen, Ole; Gjerris, Flemming.

In: Spine, Vol. 20, No. 4, 1995, p. 443-448.

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Albeck, MJ, Hilden, J, Kjaer, L, Holtås, S, Praestholm, J, Henriksen, O & Gjerris, F 1995, 'A controlled comparison of myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in clinically suspected lumbar disc herniation', Spine, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 443-448.

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Albeck, M. J., Hilden, J., Kjaer, L., Holtås, S., Praestholm, J., Henriksen, O., & Gjerris, F. (1995). A controlled comparison of myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in clinically suspected lumbar disc herniation. Spine, 20(4), 443-448.

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Albeck MJ, Hilden J, Kjaer L, Holtås S, Praestholm J, Henriksen O, Gjerris F. 1995. A controlled comparison of myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in clinically suspected lumbar disc herniation. Spine. 20(4):443-448.

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Albeck MJ, Hilden J, Kjaer L, Holtås S, Praestholm J, Henriksen O et al. A controlled comparison of myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in clinically suspected lumbar disc herniation. Spine. 1995;20(4):443-448.

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Albeck, Michael J ; Hilden, Jörgen ; Kjaer, Lasse ; Holtås, Stig ; Praestholm, Johannes ; Henriksen, Ole ; Gjerris, Flemming. / A controlled comparison of myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in clinically suspected lumbar disc herniation. In: Spine. 1995 ; Vol. 20, No. 4. pp. 443-448.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - A controlled comparison of myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging in clinically suspected lumbar disc herniation

AU - Albeck, Michael J

AU - Hilden, Jörgen

AU - Kjaer, Lasse

AU - Holtås, Stig

AU - Praestholm, Johannes

AU - Henriksen, Ole

AU - Gjerris, Flemming

PY - 1995

Y1 - 1995

N2 - STUDY DESIGN. A controlled prospective blinded study. OBJECTIVES. To compare the diagnostic power of myelography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of low lumbar disc herniation. METHODS. Eighty patients with monoradicular sciatica were examined by myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, and all underwent subsequent surgery. The images were evaluated twice in a blinded fashion, and the diagnostic power of the modalities was expressed by a decision-analytic regret function. RESULTS. In 57 patients (71%) a disc herniation at the expected level was disclosed at surgery. The largest amount of diagnostic information was gained from computed tomography, followed by magnetic resonance imaging and myelography. Both computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were significantly informative, whereas this was not the case for myelography. CONCLUSION. The results indicate that computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging should be the first choice for imaging in patients with suspected lumbar disc herniation.

AB - STUDY DESIGN. A controlled prospective blinded study. OBJECTIVES. To compare the diagnostic power of myelography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of low lumbar disc herniation. METHODS. Eighty patients with monoradicular sciatica were examined by myelography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, and all underwent subsequent surgery. The images were evaluated twice in a blinded fashion, and the diagnostic power of the modalities was expressed by a decision-analytic regret function. RESULTS. In 57 patients (71%) a disc herniation at the expected level was disclosed at surgery. The largest amount of diagnostic information was gained from computed tomography, followed by magnetic resonance imaging and myelography. Both computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were significantly informative, whereas this was not the case for myelography. CONCLUSION. The results indicate that computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging should be the first choice for imaging in patients with suspected lumbar disc herniation.

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 443

EP - 448

JO - Spine

JF - Spine

SN - 0362-2436

IS - 4

ER -