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Robert F. Heary, Naresh K. Parvathreddy, Zainab S. Qayumi, Naiim S. Ali and Nitin Agarwal

radiolucent carbon fiber and PEEK implants, such evaluations are limited when using radiopaque, or titanium, implants (given the artifacts produced by the titanium). 9 Diedrich et al. have indicated that with MRI analysis, it is possible to differentiate between atrophic tissue and bony fusion within PEEK and carbon fiber cages, while such differentiation is impossible within metal cages. 14 FIG. 6. Conventional radiograph, lateral view, showing CFRP cage implanted at the T-2 vertebral level. Morselized bone graft was packed into the cage prior to implantation