International Journal of Medicine Research

International Journal of Medicine Research


International Journal of Medicine Research
International Journal of Medicine Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2020)

Comparison between plain X-ray and MRI in lumbar spinal stenosis


Raad Abdullah Muhammed, Ahmed H Muhammed

Objective: To analyze lumbar spinal stenosis among patients in our city. Design: To compare between plain X-ray and MRI in diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis. Setting: The study was conducted in radiological department in AL-Salam Teaching Hospital between November 2005 to May 2006. Subjects: Seventy patients having lumbar spinal stenosis covering age group between (20-80) years. Methods: All patients were examined by plain X-ray and MRI scan. Main results: 1. 36 cases (51.4%) male and 34 (48.6%) female. 2. The more peak incidence of spinal stenosis in lumbar region is between (41-50) years’s age (30%). 3. The most common type of stenosis is central stenosis 45 cases (64.28%). 4. 44 cases (62.85%) show normal spinal canal and 26 cases (37.13%) show stenosis in plain radiograph. 5. 45 cases (64.3%) show one level and 25 cases (35.7%) show more than one level stenosis. 6. 25 cases (35.71%) have spinal stenosis at level L4-L5. Conclusion: MRI is more accurate than plain radiograph in assessment of patients with spinal stenosis because MRI scan has the ability to diagnose various etiologies of spinal stenosis prior to surgical interference.
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Raad Abdullah Muhammed, Ahmed H Muhammed. Comparison between plain X-ray and MRI in lumbar spinal stenosis. International Journal of Medicine Research, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 82-86
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