see also Aneurysm neck.

The neck is the part of the body, on many terrestrial or secondarily aquatic vertebrates, that distinguishes the head from the torso or trunk. The adjective (from Latin) signifying “of the neck” is cervical (though in non-technical contexts, this is more frequently used to describe the cervix).

see Zones of the neck.

The posture of the neck has a significant effect on the degree of cord compression demonstrated on both CTM and MRI. With the neck extended, the degree of compression correlates with that shown by conventional myelography. Neck extension comparable to that achieved in the prone position for plain myelography and CTM can be achieved with the patient supine in a standard 1.5 T MRI scanner.

Until 20 or so years ago, CTM was the primary modality for investigating cervical cord compression and therefore the imaging on which clinical management was largely based. Most studies comparing MRI and CTM.

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