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A 54-year-old female asked:

An x-ray has shown spondylosis of the spine involving all levels with disk space narrowing which is most prominent at l5/s1. mri has been advised ?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
That is: basically degenerative arthritis of the spine. Not sure what the question is exactly. If they are recommending an MRI, it might be because the X-ray findings do not explain your symptoms
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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
NOT: without a specific CLINICAL reason....never just for radiologic findings (The exception is when the RADIOLOGIST suggests that MRI scanning is indicated for specific question or finding on routine films!)
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Last updated Jan 2, 2019

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