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Abstract #2888

Quantitative Evaluation Of Potential L5/S1 Spinal Nerve Degeneration In LSTV With Bertolotti's Syndrome By Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Shi Yin1, Weiqiang Dou2, and Hongyuan Ding1
1The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China, 2GE Healthcare, MR Research, Beijing, China


This study aims to investigate if quantitative MR diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) technology can be applied to quantitatively evaluate the potential L5/S1 spinal nerve degeneration in patients with lumbosacral transitional vertebrae. By quantitative evaluating 52 patients, we found the L5/S1 spinal nerves' DTI FA values showed lower in type Ⅱ-Ⅳ LSTV cases while the nerves run through the bony articulation between the vertebra and sacrum. Therefore , quantitative MR DTI has a good performance for quantitative diagnosis of LSTV with Bertolotti's syndrome.

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