This article is the first in a series of three that organizes the complex anatomy of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal ligaments. It describes and color-codes the anatomy and nomenclature of the dorsal ligaments. The following articles will describe the ventral ligaments, and the capsular membranes and minor ligaments.
Department of Radiology (L. A. Hayman, L. M. Fahr, K. H. Taber), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, Department of Radiology (L. R. Kuhns), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (L. A. Hayman, K. H. Taber), Herbert J. Frensley Center for Imaging Research (L. A. Hayman, K. H. Taber), Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and Medford Radiological Group (P. F. Benedetti), Medford, Oregon, U.S.A. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr. L. A. Hayman, Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, Rm. 150H, Houston, TX 77030-3498, U.S.A. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org