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Who reads the lumbosacral spine mri?

Who reads the lumbosacral spine mri?

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

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Lumbar (Definition)

Refers to something related to the area about the lower part of the ...Read more


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Can cervical spine MRI or full spinal MRI with contrast detect tracea or windpipe tumours?

Can cervical spine MRI or full spinal MRI with contrast detect tracea or windpipe tumours?

Maybe: Mri's are very focused exams. To get the best quality imaging of the area of interest, the field of view is limited as much as possible. The trachea may have been included, but not necessarily. You should speak with your doctor or the radiologist that read the study and ask them to look at the trachea. If it is seen, they can answer your question and if not they can recommend another test. ...Read more

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Benefits of MRI with contrast for lumbosacral injuries?

Benefits of MRI with contrast for lumbosacral injuries?

Not needed: Acute lumbosacral injuries do not require MRI with contrast. ...Read more

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Can lumbar spine Mri without dye detect ovarian cyst?

Can lumbar spine Mri without dye detect ovarian cyst?

NO: If MRI is done for spine focus will be on spine , speak to your doctor , if you think you have ovarian cyst problem , must be seen by gyn doctor and tests are to be done appropriately for correct diagnosis ...Read more

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MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?

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

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Lumbar spine MRI says epidural fat attenuation. What is this?

Not sure: Epidural fat is common and it can get thickened. We call this epidural lipomatosis and it can narrow the spinal canal where the nerve roots run. It is somewhat controversial as to whether this is clinically significant. ...Read more

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Why would neurologist order thoracic MRI with contrast?

Why would neurologist order thoracic MRI with contrast?

Confirming diagnosis: The MRI is in response to symptoms and exam findings suggesting a problem in your thoracic spine. The contrast can reveal presence of inflammation, but also demonstrate abnormal blood vessels such as an epidural ateriovenous malformation. ...Read more

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Can a lumbosacral MRI without contrast show an abdominal hernia?

Can a lumbosacral MRI without contrast show an abdominal hernia?

Maybe: It may, but it probably won't be on the report. May need to call and ask the radiologist to review the study again to be sure. ...Read more

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Will a CT scan of the lumbar spine post fusion without contrast show pinched nerves or just bone structure and hardware?

Will a CT scan of the lumbar spine post fusion without contrast show pinched nerves or just bone structure and hardware?

Limitations: No, a better view of nerve compression will be available if MRI is chosen, but the CAT does reveal nice images of fusion integrity, and surrounding vertebral bodies and foramina. ...Read more

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Who's best to read lumbosacral spine mri?

Radiologist and: Your ordering doctor, some doctors are trained how to read MRI and some are not. ...Read more

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Does a CT guided injection help posterolateral disc herniation?

Does a CT guided injection help posterolateral disc herniation?

Yes, very accurate: Ct guided procedure gives excellent "accuracy" in guiding the needle to the exact location to be injected. The process involves highly trained docs/technicians to get incredible pin-point accuracy. Best of luck if you are undergoing the procedure. ...Read more

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Mri on neck shows increased uptake with c5-6 disc space and rt sided c3-4 facet joint discogenic and facet degeneration. T3-4 facet joint uptake? Help

Mri on neck shows increased uptake with c5-6 disc space and rt sided c3-4 facet joint discogenic and facet degeneration. T3-4 facet joint uptake? Help

A grain of salt...: There is not a very good correlation between MRI findings and symptoms. 'Uptake' suggests the use of contrast that highlights inflammation. I suggest you consult with a psiatrist or practicing osteopath experienced in both MRI interpretation and physical medicine. ...Read more

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Can MRI of the lumbosacral spine show infection without contrast?

Can MRI of the lumbosacral spine show infection without contrast?

Yes. MRI does not : Need contrast enhancement and is a great imaging device for making a diagnosis of infection inthe spine whether it involves bone ( osteomyelitis ), disc ( discitis) or an epidural abscess. ...Read more

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I have a low GFR Stage 3. MRI has been suggested for me. Would I definitely need contrast for lumbar spine issue?

I have a low GFR Stage 3. MRI has been suggested for me. Would I definitely need contrast for lumbar spine issue?

It depends: on the "issue" in question. If it is simply a workup for back paiin, contrast is probably not needed. If it is a workup for tumor/metastatic disease, or postoperative spine, contrast would be very useful. ...Read more

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How long will an MRI with and without contrast take for the area of the brain, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine?

How long will an MRI  with and without contrast take for the area of the brain, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine?

MRI Time: The actual procedure for the MRI could take up to approx 45 minutes for each level. A ct scan takes less time but does expose you to radiation. The MRI does not expose you to radiation. ...Read more

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Will a CT scan of the lumbar spine post fusion without contrast show pinched nerves or just bone structure and hardware?

Limitations: No, a better view of nerve compression will be available if MRI is chosen, but the CAT does reveal nice images of fusion integrity, and surrounding vertebral bodies and foramina. ...Read more

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I had a fusion L3-S1 in Dec. my nerve pain came back & is worse & my lumbar spine pops. My PCP ordered a ct scan w/o contrast.What could be going on??

I had a fusion L3-S1 in Dec. my nerve pain came back & is worse & my lumbar spine pops. My PCP ordered a ct scan w/o contrast.What could be going on??

Need follow up: Looks like surgical complication fom your recent surgery. Ask your PCP re benefit CT vs MRI but surgeons like to do their own imaging if they need to intervene, for which you should schedule a follow up with them ASAP. Feel better! ...Read more

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I am scheduled to have a ct-myelogram w/contrast. I had a reaction to the contrast material previously. I had a prior reaction. I have a charite artificial disc in my lumbar spine. I have a spinal fusion above and below the disc. L3-l4 are fused with the

I am scheduled to have a ct-myelogram w/contrast. I had a reaction to the contrast material previously. I had a prior reaction. I have a charite artificial disc in my lumbar spine. I have a spinal fusion above and below the disc. L3-l4 are fused with the

"Contrast" : "contrast" is a preparation that is used in medical imaging to increase the visual difference between similar or adjacent tissues. Contrast can be as simple as frothy salt solution, which is useful in some ultrasound studies, or much more complex, such as the gadolinium-containing molecules used for contrast in MRI studies. Ct contrast contains iodine, an element whose properties block x-rays that are used in the ct scanner. Common benign responses to iodine-containing contrast includes flushing (a pretty noticeable sense of warmth) and a metallic taste in the mouth. More profound responses include itching, hives, and swelling in the throat. These are called "anaphylactoid" reactions. The risk of anaphylactoid reactions can be reduced with medications like Diphenhydramine and corticosteroids. These sorts of reactions are common enough that radiologists and radiology technicians can spot them quickly, and all ct scanning suites are equipped to deal with them. Seafood and topical iodine allergies are not predictors of who will develop an anaphylactoid reaction to ct contrast (although this is a widely-held erroneous belief). Another response to ct contrast is kidney injury. The risk of kidney injury might be reduced by things including avoiding certain medications and keeping well-hydrated prior to the procedure. Concerns regarding reactions to ct contrast are valid, and should be addressed with the physician who orders the test as well as the physician who is responsible for performing the test. ...Read more

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Any care tips for Lumbar spine?

Any care tips for Lumbar spine?

Paraspinal Muscles?: Paraspinal muscles position the spine. Keeping these healthy reduces arthritis, disc and nerve (radiculopathy) problems. I have severe lumbar arthritis, Not getting surgery. I do core strengthening and flexibility exercises every day. Google exercises on core muscular strengthening, low back mobility, hamstring stretching. Then do the exercises as often as needed. Every day is not too often. ...Read more

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What is lumbar spine straightening?

Decrease in : The normal curvature of the lower back which places disproportionate amount of force on the lower lumbar disks and joints leading to accelerated degeneration of these structures compared to ones with a normal curvature. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your lumbar spine is overlapped ?

Overlapped ??: An "overlapping" lumbar spine is not a recognized diagnosis. Whomever suggested this is likely not a physician. If you have a symptomatic problem with your lumbar spine see an orthopaedic surgeon or start by seeing your pcp. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some tips or info on lumbar spine disc problems?

Can you tell me some tips or info on lumbar spine disc problems?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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Please answer! what possible diagnoses would be related to straightening of the lumbar spine?

A few diagnosis can: Relate to lumbar spine straightening. The most common is paraspinal or ilipsoas spasms are the most common cause. Other issues can be related as well, including postural issues, inflammatory issues such as ankylosing spondylitis, or sacral issues that can lead to lumbar straitening. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is spondylosis lumbar spine like?

What is spondylosis lumbar spine like?

It varies: For many folks it is painless. It is simply part of the aging process. Depending on your genes, some degeneration begins during the teen years; everyone has some by the mid 60s. In other folks, spondylosis can be associated with pain, stiffness, nerve compression and symptoms like leg pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, trouble walking, even trouble controlling the bladder or bowels. ...Read more

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Diagnosis code for hnp lumbar spine ?

Diagnosis code for hnp lumbar spine ?

722.10: In icd-9 which is still the standard it is 722.10. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery of lumbar spine fusion?

Physical therapy: After a lumbar spine fusion with instrumentation, most patients are mobilized within a day or two. They progress with physical therapy. The incisions are usually healed within a week. Ultimately, the fusion needs to become solid. This may take about 3 months. During that time physical therapy is key in getting the patient moving and overcoming the pain from surgery which can be significant. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the facets in the lumbar spine?

I was wondering what are the facets in the lumbar spine?

Spine Joints: Facet joints are places on the spinal bones where two bones actually meet and articulate, therefore a facet joint injection is into that place where they meet. Many times arthritis or inflammation can arise here and cause pain. ...Read more

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What can I used for pinched nerve in the lumbar spine ?

What can I used for pinched nerve in the lumbar spine
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Pinched nerve: The answer depends on the meaning of the pinched nerve. I need further information to comment on this. A complete neurological exam is necessary to make sure there is no ruptured disc or other symptoms like pain radiating to legs. If it means simple low back due to muscle spasm, then simple stretches, ibuprofen, and moist heat may help. But i need further medical information regarding pinch nerve. ...Read more

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Buldging disks in my lumbar spine, should I be concerned?

Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no issues. You may want to be more careful and work on core strengthening to help support those discs. Exercise, hydrate, and keep in shape and as long as you don't notice symptoms, you may just be part of that 40%! ...Read more

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Can lumbar spine epidural injections really work for anyone?

Yes: For the type of patient who after getting an epidural will take the initiative toward rehabilitation with the help of a competent physical therapist. ...Read more

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What do I do about an injury from lumbar spine hyperextension?

What do I do about an injury from lumbar spine hyperextension?

Rehabiliatation: Most hyper-extension lumbar injuries respond with conservative measures, including anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, and time. Sometimes bone injury, such as spondylolysis, can occur which may require more aggressive treatments sometimes years after the initial injury. ...Read more

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Please explain simply what Facet Syndrome of Lumbar Spine means?

Pain: There is a left and right facet at each vertebral level of the spine. These joints allow motion of the spine. If they get injured or get diseased with aging they can become painful giving someone back pain. Injections and blocks can help this kind of facet pain syndrome. ...Read more

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