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Background:A huge variety of degenerative abnormalities is found in degenerative disc disease. A disorder that can effect young and middle-aged people may be low back pain secondary to degenerative disc disease. Intervertebral discs with neighbouring spine formation are affected in degenerative diseases. Magnetic resonance imaging (MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING) enables a comprehensive measurement of static and dynamic influences associated with the state of the spine.
Objectives: During this study we aim to measure the degenerative disc changes in lumbosacral spine with regard to intervertebral disc desiccation – correlation in between” Pfirrmann’s grading system and apparent diffusion coefficient values on Magnetic resonance imaging.”
Methodology: this is often a time bound prospective, cross sectional study during which 203 patients referred for MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING to department of radiodiagnosis of Acharya VinobaBhave Rural Hospital with clinical diagnosis/suspicion of any degenerative disease are going to be subjected to MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGINGlumbosacral spine with the assistance of a “GE 1.5 Tesla MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING scanner “
Results: After performing statistical analysis with the assistance of appropriate statistical models, we through this study to seek out a direct correlation between Pfirrmann’s classification of disc condition and APPARENT DIFFUSION COEFFICIENT values of nucleus pulposus which indicate appropriate hydration of disc which acts as cushion between vertebrae,early detection of disc dehydration and appropriate management can reduce adverse outcomes of disc degeneration .
Conclusion: During this prospective, cross sectional study, we expect to seek out the correlation of severity of disc degeneration consistent with qualitative assessment by Pfirrmann’s classification with quantitative assessment by APPARENT DIFFUSION COEFFICIENT values of nucleus pulposus and appropriate management accordingly.