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Vol. 6. Issue 1.
Pages 49-52 (January - February 2010)
DOI: 10.1016/S2173-5743(10)70009-5
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New advances on diagnostic imaging in spinal pathology
Nuevos avances en el diagnóstico por imagen de la enfermedad del raquis
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Joan C. Vilanova
Departamento de Resonancia Magnética, Clínica Girona-Hospital Sta. Caterina, Girona, Spain
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Abstract

In the past years, there has been a remarkable improvement on imaging technology. Magnetic resonance (MR) is the method of choice for detection, diagnosis and therapeutic management for many disorders of the spine. A variety of innovative new MR methods have been developed. These new techniques include molecular diffusion sequences, MR myelography, a complete study of the entire spine, kinematic MR imaging of the spine, whole body MR exam and the fusion of different imaging modalities. These new technological developments have the potential to profoundly impact and modify imaging interpretation to offer a more efficient diagnostic and work-up of patients suffering from spinal disease.

Keywords:
Spine
Magnetic resonance
Imaging techniques
Resumen

En los últimos años se ha producido un avance espectacular en las técnicas de diagnóstico por imagen. La resonancia magnética (RM) es la técnica de elección para la detección, diagnóstico y manejo terapéutico en la enfermedad del raquis. Hay importantes innovaciones tecnológicas en el campo de la imagen en RM. Estas nuevas técnicas incluyen secuencias de difusión molecular, mielo RM, estudios de columna completa, técnica de la columna dinámica, técnica de RM de cuerpo entero y fusión de imágenes, entre distintas técnicas. Estos avances tecnológicos tienen el potencial de modificar la interpretación de la imagen y poder ofrecer una mejor eficacia diagnóstica y manejo terapéutico del paciente con enfermedad relacionada con el raquis.

Palabras clave:
Raquis
Resonancia magnética
Técnicas de imagen
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