for disc spaces ve vertebral body heights and overall size of the lumbar
spinal canal. Disc bulge or herniation like abnormalities, as well
as he conus and filum terminale are also well visualized.
2- Sagittal T1 spin echo (SE):
and neural foramina are best assessed using this sequence
3- Sagittal STIR (SE)
useful to determine if there is edema in the vertebral bodies and/or disc
spaces. It is a great sequence to screen the spine for subtle
4- Axial T2 spin
assess the disc and to determine if there is thecal sac or nerve root
compression. The facets are also best assessed using this sequence.
5- Axial T1 spin echo (SE)
evaluate the bone marrow signal and neural foramina.