The spine can be imaged with X-Ray, CT and MRI. X-Ray and CT are often performed initially in trauma patients to evaluate for fracture. MRI is much better at evaluating the soft tissue structures including the spinal cord, nerve roots, ligaments and disks. MRI is the imaging modality of patients with back pain and radiculopathy symptoms.
Related Journals: The Spine Journal, European Spine Journal, Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine, Asian Spine Journal, Journal of Spinal disorders and techniques, Open Spine Journal, Global Spine Journal