Magnetic resonance imaging has been accepted as the predominant imaging tool for diagnosis of spinal disease, such as protrusion of intervertebral disc, tumor, inflammation, trauma . T2 weighted imaging is commonly used for diagonosis in many medial centers, however 2D fast spin echo (FSE) image quality is often limited by several practical factors including low fat content, high susceptibility effect and vunerability to motion and pulsation. T2* weighted imaging is another popular choice . Improved contrast may be obtained between gray matter and white matter of medullar. The drawback of T2* imaging is the hyperintense gray matter signal may may cause the small cervical spinal cord lesion to be overlooked. In this work, the use of 3D FSE is assessed and compared to 2D T2 and T2* imaging, and hypothesized to overcome their shortcomings.