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Table 2 Inter-rater reliability in coding MRI findings from narrative reports

From: Prevalence of MRI findings in the cervical spine in patients with persistent neck pain based on quantification of narrative MRI reports

MRI finding Kappa coefficient 95% CI
Modic changes type 1 0.97 0.92–1.00
Modic changes type 2 0.96 0.87–1.00
Disc degeneration 0.96 0.93–0.98
Disc herniation 0.91 0.80–0.98
Disc bulge 0.94 0.90–0.97
Nerve root compromise 0.78 0.33–1.00
Foraminal stenosis 0.97 0.95–0.99
Central stenosis 0.94 0.88–0.97
Facet joint arthrosis 0.98 0.95–1.00
Uncovertebral arthrosis 0.96 0.93–0.98