• What is the facet joint?

    Facet joints (otherwise called zygapophyseal joints) are small synovial joints (a bit like your knee or your hip joint) between two vertebrae.  Either side of the bone is lined with hyaline cartilage and inside the joint is synovial flui...

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  • How to interpret an MRI

    David Lisle, a well-known radiologist at Brisbane Private Imaging explains how he approaches examining an MRI of the lumbar spine.

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  • Disc Degeneration

    As we age, our discs degenerate. Let\'s take a look at some MRI images of the spine and different types of degeneration. This is a sagittal (side-on) T2 MRI image of a normal lumbar spine in a young adult. As a T2 scan shows water (...

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