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What does an mri of the cervical spine show

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Pediatrics - Pulmonology 29 years experience
Unlikely: You will need ct chest i would guess.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 47 years experience
Absolutely: While not all mris are of the same quality, in general they are used to determine if there is a pinched or compressed nerve or spinal cord in the cerv... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Milam
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
MRI: A typical MRI of cervical spine does not show the circulation. That type is called in mra. Even if MRI is done with contrast, you cannot see the circu... Read More
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Neck vessels: A carotid ultrasound is the standard method of evaluating the cervical circulation. An MRI of cervical spine may show abnormal distortions of the ve... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum
Radiation Oncology 32 years experience
It can.: Yes. The field of view (fov) of a spine image is often not complete so if one suspects this, a better MRI and perhaps a ct or pet/ct is general used. ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
MRI of spine: With your clinical symptoms an mr would likely not be helpful. You might want to be evaluated for blood pressure problems or even inner ear issues.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
It should: Mri is the test of choice to evaluate for nerve impingement.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Not usually: There are a number of symptoms that can arise from abnormalities of the cervical spine, but tremors are pretty rarely associated with cervical spine a... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Need more info: Need more information - more history (acute vs chronic injury) -- especially your symptoms and your neurological examination to provide an more detail... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Addison Stone
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine 18 years experience
See below...: With age we all unfortunately lose water and cartilage in our discs. This can cause the discs to bulge and is commonly seen on mri. Disc bulges and bo... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Tromanhauser
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 36 years experience
Swelling may persist: Swelling within the cord is unusual. Not sure what you mean by that. Changes can occur in the cord from injury, either trauma, disc herniation or sten... Read More