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3.0T MRI of hernia patient with tiltable dS HeadNeckSpine coil

Case Study
Casselman, Jan, M.D., Ph.D. AZ St-Jan AV Brugge • Belgium

MR examination

This patient with hernia in cervical spine could be succesfully imaged on the Ingenia 3.0T MR system using the tiltable dS HeadNeckSpine coil. The posterior part of the dS HeadNeckSpine coil was tilted, because the patient was unable to extend the cervical spine.   


The exam was performed at AZ St.-Jan in Bruges, Belgium.  


Images and findings

 T2W - tilted coil mFFE - tilted coil
T2W - tilted coil
mFFE - tilted coil


The patient was unable to extend the cervical spine. Therefore the posterior part of the dS HeadNeckSpine coil was tilted, resulting in excellent signal intensity at C1-C2 level on the sagittal T2W image, even though these structures are several centimeters away from the tabletop.


A hernia is seen at level C5-C6. The high signal intensity of the hernia, the narrowing of the entrance of the left neuroforamen and the medullar compression on the left side with distortion of the grey matter inside the medulla can be appreciated on the transverse mFFE image.   

Clinical impact of using Ingenia 3.0T with tiltable dS HeadNeckSpine coil

In this patient the tiltable dS HeadNeckSpine coil used with the Ingenia 3.0T system was important to allow comfortable patient positiong for a successful MRI exam that provided excellent image quality.





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Case Study
Ingenia 3.0T
Cervical spine, dS HeadNeckSpine coil, hernia, Musculoskeletal, Neuro, Spine

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