IMAGING SCIENCE AND PHOTOCHEMISTRY ›› 2022, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (6): 1581-1585.DOI: 10.7517/issn.1674-0475.220822

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The Application of MRI Imaging in the Condition Evaluation and Curative Effect Evaluation of Lumbar Disc Herniation in Swimmers

DU Huiling1, LIU Changpi2   

  1. 1. College of Physical Education, Zhengzhou University of Industrial Technology, Xinzheng 451150, Henan, P. R. China;
    2. Imaging Department, Chinese Medicine Hospital of Puyang, Puyang 457001, Henan, P. R. China
  • Received:2022-08-10 Online:2022-11-23 Published:2022-11-15

Abstract: This study explored the application value of MRI imaging in the condition evaluation and efficacy evaluation of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) in swimmers. Seventy-two swimmers with LDH were selected, and all underwent MRI examination to obtain MRI parameters [nucleus pulposus (NP) area T2 value,annulus fibrosus (AF) area T2 value]. Compared to the general data, Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA) score, visual analogue scale (VAS) score and MRI parameters of patients with different Severity of disease. The results showed that the comparison of JOA score, NP area T2 value, and AF area T2 value showed that severe patients were less than moderate patients, and moderate patients were less than mild patients. Compared with VAS scores, severe patients were greater than moderate patients, and moderate patients were greater than mild patients (P<0.05). The T2 value in NP area and AF area was negatively correlated with the severity of LDH and VAS score, and positively correlated with JOA score (P<0.05). The ΔT2 value of NP area, the ΔT2 value of AF area, and the area under the curve (AUC) of combined evaluation of poor efficacy before treatment and after 2 weeks of treatment were 0.753, 0.814, and 0.931, respectively. The T2 values of NP area and AF area of MRI parameters are related to the severity of LDH, and have good application value in the evaluation of curative effect.

Key words: swimmers, lumbar disc herniation, MRI, condition, curative effect