Comparison of MRI grading for cervical neural foraminal stenosis based on axial and oblique sagittal images: Concordance and reliability study

Wooil Kim, Kyung Sik Ahn, Chang Ho Kang, Woo Young Kang, Kyung Sook Yang

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the concordance between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) grading for cervical neural foraminal stenosis (CNFS) based on axial and oblique sagittal images and evaluate the reliability of each grading plane. CNFS was graded at C2–3 to C7–T1 levels based on axial and oblique sagittal images separately by three radiologists. The concordance between CNFS grading based on axial and oblique sagittal images was strong for all three observers (Kendall's W = 0.80, 0.79, and 0.82), despite the tendency of higher grading with oblique sagittal images. Both imaging planes supported strong interobserver reliability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
Volume43
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 1

Keywords

  • Axial
  • Cervical spine
  • MRI
  • Neural foraminal stenosis
  • Oblique sagittal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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