Yıl 2018, Cilt 4, Sayı 4, Sayfalar 366 - 373 2018-10-04

Three-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequence versus conventional two-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequences in the evaluation of lumbar intervertebral discs

Volkan Kızılgöz [1] , Ali Kemal Sivrioğlu [2] , Hasan Aydın [3] , Sunay Sibel Karayol [4] , Can Hakan Yıldırım [5] , Utku Menderes [6]

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Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a three-dimensional (3D) turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequence for determining lumbar disc protrusions, and to compare the findings with those of conventional two-dimensional (2D) TSE sequences and reveal the interobserver and intermethod agreements of both sequences.

Methods: A total of 127 discs from 84 patients were evaluated by three radiologists. Conventional 2D TSE images and 3D TSE images were independently interpreted with regard to disc pathology and herniation zones and were scored for the degree of spinal stenosis and lumbar neural foraminal stenosis by the three reviewers. To evaluate the lumbar discs, areas of protrusion or extrusion were classified. Interobserver and intermethod reliabilities were calculated using Krippendorff’s alpha (Kα) test.

Results: Lumbar disc pathology identification was similar between the 2D TSE and 3D TSE sequences. Interobserver agreements were better for 3D TSE than 2D TSE in the evaluation of disc hernias (Kα ratio; 0.965 vs. 0.944), herniation zones (Kα ratio; 0.894 vs. 0.847), and foraminal narrowing (Kα ratio; 0.965 vs. 0.924). Both 2D and 3D TSE had 100% sensitivity for disc pathologies and spinal stenosis, 81% sensitivity for herniation zones, and 92.5% sensitivity for foraminal stenosis in only operated patients.

Conclusions: The 3D TSE sequence was comparable to conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences in the evaluation of lumbar disc herniation. This approach can be used in radiology departments either alone or combined with routine MRI for lumbar disc hernias as a diagnostic sequence and an approach to overcome problems. 

Magnetic resonance imaging, spin echo imaging, intervertebral disc, spine
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Orcid: 0000-0003-3450-711X
Yazar: Volkan Kızılgöz
Kurum: Department of Radiology, Kafkas University School of Medicine, Kars
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-0500-6335
Yazar: Ali Kemal Sivrioğlu
Kurum: Department of Radiology, Okmeydanı Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
Ülke: Turkey


Yazar: Hasan Aydın
Kurum: Department of Radiology, Abdurrahman Yurtaslan Oncology Research and Training Hospital, Ankara
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-2696-3580
Yazar: Sunay Sibel Karayol
Kurum: Department of Radiology, Kafkas University School of Medicine, Kars
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0001-5415-9277
Yazar: Can Hakan Yıldırım
Kurum: Department of Neurosurgery, Kafkas University School of Medicine, Kars
Ülke: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0003-0419-874X
Yazar: Utku Menderes
Kurum: Department of Radiology, Eskişehir State Hospital, Eskişehir
Ülke: Turkey


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APA Kızılgöz, V , Sivrioğlu, A , Aydın, H , Karayol, S , Yıldırım, C , Menderes, U . (2018). Three-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequence versus conventional two-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequences in the evaluation of lumbar intervertebral discs. The European Research Journal, 4 (4), 366-373. DOI: 10.18621/eurj.354357
MLA Kızılgöz, V , Sivrioğlu, A , Aydın, H , Karayol, S , Yıldırım, C , Menderes, U . "Three-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequence versus conventional two-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequences in the evaluation of lumbar intervertebral discs". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 366-373 <http://dergipark.gov.tr/eurj/issue/32988/354357>
Chicago Kızılgöz, V , Sivrioğlu, A , Aydın, H , Karayol, S , Yıldırım, C , Menderes, U . "Three-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequence versus conventional two-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequences in the evaluation of lumbar intervertebral discs". The European Research Journal 4 (2018): 366-373
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ISNAD Kızılgöz, Volkan , Sivrioğlu, Ali Kemal , Aydın, Hasan , Karayol, Sunay Sibel , Yıldırım, Can Hakan , Menderes, Utku . "Three-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequence versus conventional two-dimensional turbo spin-echo sequences in the evaluation of lumbar intervertebral discs". The European Research Journal 4 / 4 (Ekim 2018): 366-373. http://dx.doi.org/10.18621/eurj.354357