DOI: https://doi.org/10.22141/2224-1507.3.11.2013.82341

Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Bone Marrow Conversion of the Lumbar Spine

S.A. Myagkov

Abstract


The paper presents data on age conversion of the bone marrow in the lumbar spine by examining magnetic resonance imaging in 60 patients aged from 21 years to 76 years, obtained by low-floor magnetic resonance imaging scanner. Among the patients we allocated 6 age groups: 21–30, 31–40, 41–50, 51–60, 61–70 and over 70 years old. The studies identified the main patterns of distribution of yellow bone marrow in the vertebrae in the form of 5 variants. When analyzing the conversion changes of bone marrow in the lumbar spine we revealed some regularities in the form of a lack of I variant in patients after 50 years and IV variant in young people, and the prevalence of V variant of conversion in those over 60 years old.


Keywords


bone marrow; conversion; MRI

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