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Spatial geometric and magnetic resonance signal intensity changes with advancing stages of nucleus pulposus degeneration

  • Shu-Hua Yang1, 2,
  • Alejandro A. Espinoza Orías1,
  • Chien-Chou Pan1, 3,
  • Issei Senoo1, 4,
  • Gunnar B. J. Andersson1,
  • Howard S. An1 and
  • Nozomu Inoue1Email author
BMC Musculoskeletal DisordersBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:473

Received: 18 July 2017

Accepted: 14 November 2017

Published: 21 November 2017

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Original Submission
18 Jul 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
18 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Mohamed Jarraya
12 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Bruno Law-ye
27 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Shu-Hua Yang
Resubmission - Version 2
27 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Shu-Hua Yang
Resubmission - Version 3
10 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
14 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
21 Nov 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12891-017-1838-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA
Department of Orthopedics, National Taiwan University College of Medicine and National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Orthopedic Surgery, Taichung, Taiwan
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan