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Abstract #2310

Clinical assessment of the degenerative lumbar osseous morphology using zero echo time magnetic resonance imaging (ZTE-MRI)

Hou Bowen1, Chanyuan Liu1, Yitong Li1, Yan Xiong1, Jingyi Wang1, Weiyin Vivian Liu2, and Xiaoming Li1
1Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, China, 2GE Healthcare, Beijing, China


Lumbar degenerative disease increases with age and is common in the elderly population. The symptoms caused by the osseous degeneration affect the quality of life. Zero echo time (ZTE) sequence could capture and reveal short-T2 materials, allowing to obtain osseous information without ionizing radiation. The ZTE performed similarly to multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) on the ordinal variables and most measurements of osseous spine. ZTE-MRI could offer more cortical bone details than conventional MRI images and might be a valid alternative to CT for assessment of lumbar osseous morphology to some extent.

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