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Atypical Hemangioma Spine Mri
Atypical hemangioma on spine MRI. Why spine MRI can't determine cancer? Full-body scan recommended but how about whole-body MRI to avoid radiation?
Not performed.: Contrary to what you might have been told, a "whole body MRI" is almost NEVER performed - it's too expensive, & the technology doesn't work to make it easier. A PET or PET/CT scan is a better test for detecting cancer, but unless you have SYMPTOMS indicating cancer, the chance of picking something up is remote. It wastes your time, worry, & money. Hemangiomas are common. TTYD or use HealthTap Prim ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Vertebral: Hemangiomas are common incidental findings on spine MRIs. They are generally of no concern, so much so that some radiologists might not bother mentioning them on the report. From a radiologist's point of view, calling a hemangioma atypical would indicate that the hemangioma doesn't completely fulfill all of the classic imaging criteria, but is still likely a hemangioma. ...Read more
Extreme pain in rt t spine. Mri shows hemangioma from t3–8. No spinal or foraminal stenosis. What kind of surgeon can do ethanol injections?
Radiologist: Ethanol injections for hemangiomas are usually done by an interventional radiologist. ...Read more
Had MRI spine. Showed small T 2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemangioma. Is this concerning?
Scared. Had MRI of cervical spine in 2009 and 2010.Incidental finding of large hemangioma. No action evet taken. Recent back pains. Ref. To neurodurgeon.
Patience: Hemangiomas are discovered often on mris and are usually incidental (not the cause of the problem, just found coicidentally). If you have changing or worsening symptoms, then repeat MRI is indicated along with follow up with an orthopaedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. It looks like you are already on track for that. Remain calm and wait until you can discuss this with the neurosurgeon. ...Read more
MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?
Not too much: The area of fatty replacements and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine are not significant, and pose no future problem for you. However, the chronic wedge deformities may be due to prior trauma with injury to the vertebral bodies, or possible osteopenic compression fractures. Discuss with you doctor about possibly osteoporosis or other bone abnormality, and how to limit further injury. ...Read more
I have an MRI from a year ago showing a bulging disk in my lumbar spine as well as signs of a spinal hemangiomas. Prior to the MRI, I experienced 4 years of Chronic Pain that no one could figure out the cause of. I am still in pain on a daily basis and it
Trying to locate the cheapest but best quality location to get a spine MRI done in central Indiana. Closer to Indianapolis the better. Any suggestions?
MRI: Varies with the technique, but may take about an hour. ...Read more
My lumber spine MRI shows conus medullaris terminates at lower L2. Is it normal or low lying conus medullaris? Signal morphology is normal though.
Pretty much: The conus medullaris does usually terminate between the L 1 and 2 vertebrae, so the finding you are describing is not likely significant or causing symptoms. ...Read more
Can you see the right shoulder in a t spine mri? When I bend my shoulder a certain way I have a area on top of shoulder that hurts when pressed deeply
Depends: Spine MRI can be done without contrast because disks and soft tissues can be distinguished from the nerves and bones. We order MRI with and without contrast in patients with previous back surgery to distinguish scar tissue (which changes signal intensity on the MRI with the contrast) from disk material (which doesn't). We also order contrast if there is concern for possible infection or tumors. ...Read more
Hi. I have had a spine mri and the receptionist says my results say satisfactory. Does this mean there is nothing wrong with me?
Speak to physician: Or nurse: generally speaking, a satisfactory report is benign; however, get your information from a medical professional, not the receptionist. ...Read more
Yes: It images the entire cervical spine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not the cause: Usually bed rest helps relieve some of the sciatic symptoms, and hard to conceive how it could cause such issues. On the other hand, piriformis syndrome can compress the nerve in the buttock (peripheral sciatica), and sacro-iliac issues might be considered. Best bet for diagnosis and help is an experienced osteopathic physician. ...Read more
Pain in the upper back and shoulders since 2 years. Spine MRI is normal. Can it be nerve damage.?
Unlikely: It's probably musculoskeletal, and may be due to how you sleep, and your sleeping surface or type of mattress. Also could be due to activity your perform frequently at work, or for leisure. Doesn't sound serious, but if it prevents pub from normal activity, try changing the things mentioned above one at a time and look for improvement. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Could you look at my cervical spine MRI and give your opinion? (Not to be taken for medical advice.)
Sure: You can try concierge I'd be happy fo what symproms are you having? I can also interpret the reading just need symptoms and reading ...Read more
Is it normal for my 57 year old mother's spine MRI to have every disc completely black? (every disc)
Yes: As discs age, they lose moisture content (desiccate). This shows up as loss of the normally bright signal on t2 images of an MRI scan -- they get dark. When the discs bulge, or worse, herniate posteriorly into the spinal canal, then problems such as spinal stenosis or nerve root compression can arise. This can cause pain and/or nerve injury in the lumbar spine. ...Read more
At what disc segment does a spine MRI stop and where does coccyx region start? Will the s4 & s5 be included with the coccyx, it wasn't for the spine?
Lumbar spine MRI: Typically includes images from the 11th or 12th thoracic vertebra through the mid sacrum. Unless specifically requested, a lumbar spine MRI will not include the lower part of the sacrum or coccyx. If an MRI of the "sacrum" or "pelvis" is requested, the coccyx is included. ...Read more
Your radiologist: Your radiologist. Your orthopod (if you were referred and he ordered the study) will probably take a look as well, for any surgical planning, etc. But ultimately a radiologist will make the final read and is responsible for the findings. ...Read more
Found multiple lesions on spine mri? Neurologist said perineural cysts. Could this be cancer or mets?
If noted on MR.. .: ...The appearance of mets=u have a primary tumor, an mr is very good at recognizing benign from malignant, so trust ur neurologist ; ask 2 have a second interpretation from another radiologist. Usually most departments have neuro radiologists, ; if not ask 4 it 2 b sent out 2 one. Very easy 2 do as all is digital. Example mayo clinic images r read in any 1 of their venues, not the 1 images wr done. ...Read more