From left, sagittal T1, sagittal T2, off midline sagittal image, and axial T1 (bottom)
and T2 (top) images of the lumbar spine demonstrate replacement of the intervertebral
discs with high signal material. Similar high T1/T2 signal material is seen extending
across, and bridging, the facet joints. Flowing syndesmophytes are seen fusing the
adjacent vertebral bodies. Vertebral body height and disc space height are preserved.
Key words: mri degenerative inflammatory