Influence of age and sex on lumbar vertebral morphometry determined using sagittal magnetic resonance imaging


Sevinc O. , Barut C., Is M., Eryoruk N., Safak A. A.

ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER, vol.190, no.3, pp.277-283, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 190 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.aanat.2007.04.005
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF ANATOMY-ANATOMISCHER ANZEIGER
  • Page Numbers: pp.277-283

Abstract

We evaluated age-related changes in the morphometric features of lumbar vertebrae in both sexes using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Midsagittal MRI scans of 366 individuals (156 mates, 210 females; 25-82 years old) were evaluated retrospectively. The anterior height (H-a), central. height (H-c), posterior height (H-p), and anteroposterior diameter (D) of the body of each tumbar vertebra were measured. These measurements were used to calculate three indices, namely, the anterior wedge index (H-a/H-p), the biconcavity index (H-c/H-p), and the compression index (H-p/D).