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White round blob on spinal mri

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Depends entirely: upon your symptoms and physical findings on examination.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Stockmann
Radiology 18 years experience
Packed full of info: A spinal MR is done to look at the spine and its surrounding structures. It is most commonly used in the work up of back pain, but it is also used to ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Contrast: Gadolinium is used when there is a desire to exclude or further define processes that may show increased enhancement (contrast accumulation). Such pr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
29 years experience
Yes: Spinal instrumentation used for fusions is titanium and is MRI compatible.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
Pain Management 30 years experience
Maybe: Depends on how severe the damage is. MRI with contrast may show more.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Unless you: have surgical hardware in your back, it was likely a subjective sensation not related to the MRI per se.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Need a spinal tap: For evaluating spinal fluid a spinal tap is necessary. This is the only way to evaluate the fluid for any problems. An MRI would only be able to eval... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Not at this time: A far better test is a PET scan with an appropriate chemical tag for dopamine transporter function.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
It may: Indicate that you have a spinal curvature or scoliosis. Not enough info to take it much further here. Talk to your doc about the results, or feel fr... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
No. Need biopsy.: The ONLY way to know if it's a tumor is to undergo a biopsy. An MRI cannot tell you, nor can any other "scan". Undergoing a biopsy is a major decision... Read More
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