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Mri Of Spine
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
Same term: I believe they mean the same thing. That tissue adjacent to one that is being evaluated is the same density/color as the tissue being evaluated. ...Read more
Having an MRI of spine. Does it matter if its done without contrast? Should I make sure its done with and without? What's the difference?
Depends...: For looking at degenerative changes, like disc herniations and degree of spinal canal or neural foramen narrowing, no contrast is needed. If the exam is to look for any mass, infection, or if you have had back surgery before, then contrast would help. ...Read more
Possibly: Magnetic resonance imaging, is a non-invasive, non-radiation method of cross section imaging. It is used to look at soft tissues, blood vessels and bone. Mri spine imaging will look at bone and the spinal cord with spinal nerves cords. An aneurysm is a blood vessel defect, usually of an artery such as the aorta, which lies in front of the spine. Whether this is seen depends on the image window. ...Read more
Depends: This would depend on the state and country, but in general, licensed chiroprators in most states in the U.S. Can order mris of the spine. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Cervical MRI is usually interpreted by a radiologist, and the report sent to the doctor that requested the exam (the referring doctor). The referring doctor then establishes a diagnosis and treatment plan based on your complaint, the physical exam, the MRI results, and other test results. ...Read more
Can I message a Neurologist regarding my MRI's of spine. Need interpretation please. See if they are of any neurological significance? Thank you.
Second opinion?: I am not sure what you question is. In the US, when an MRI is done, it is always read by a radiologist affiliated with the imaging center. Do you want someone else to review the images you have had in the past? If it was the neurologist who read the study, I recommend that you get a second opinion from a neuroradiologist. ...Read more
Causes of hip and leg paim shooting down to calf most (both sides) the day not severe MRI of spine and blood wok clear!?
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MRI lumbar spine for pain result said Small paraspinal soft tissue. What does that mean? Thoracic said normal paraspinal soft tissue.
Might be an error.: Sometimes, radiology reports have typographical errors in them. "Small paraspinal soft tissue" doesn't make a lot of medical sense, unless your muscles are small because you have small stature or not much muscle mass. It's possible that the report is missing a word or phrase describing some "small" finding. If you would like a second opinion on the MRI, let me know. ...Read more
In noncontrast mri-cervical spine with cvj " early degenerative changes in c2-3, c3-4 and c4-5 has noted"what disease I am suffering from?
U need to see: An orthopedic physician for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Upper and middle back pain on the right side only. It's a year total since the pain began. X-RAY/MRI on spine-nothing. Min. Bladder control loss?
Ache in upper right back for 2 plus years now. Mri throastic spine ok. Is this more related to my cervical stenosis or 9% function of gallbladder or?
Upper back pain: The symptoms you describe are vague but persistent for two years requires an evaluation with a specialist. The treatment varies based on the source of pain but musculoskeletal type pain is often treated with anti-inflammatory medication, neuropathic pain medicine, physical therapy and pain management. ...Read more
What does "mri neck spine w/o dye" image or cover? Does above image or look for c5/c6 disc herniation? If it does, is MRI dye used for better accuracy?
MRI lumbar spine showed increased # retroperitoneal nodes largest 1.6 CM and multiple smaller ones.? significance have history disc disease. Night sweat
What can cause severe pain through sacral & coccyx for over a year? Pelvic MRI only shows edema through area, would pelvic MRI show spine/nerve roots?
Several causes: Was there any trauma to area prior to onset? If so, a dystonia would be one of the things to consider. This could be confirmed with an EMG of pelvic floor muscles. You would need to consult with an EMG guru, and botox could potentially be a treatment. Other things to consider: coccydinia if pain when cleaning up after having a bowel movement. Physical therapy could be tried or a nerve block. ...Read more
Have symptoms of MS. Neuro did MRI of brain and neck which were clear and said no MS. Is this true with no MRI of spine?
Symptoms??: No, with normal MRI's, it's unlikely to have MS. Why don't you tell us your symptoms??? ...Read more
Would sacrolilitis or SI joint dysfuncation cause sciatica? Or is Piriformis syndrome more likely, Had MRI of spine and no disk problems found.
Yes: An abnormality of the SI joint such as an inflammatory condition, for example can cause a "sciatica". This is because the L5 nerve, which forms part of the sciatic nerve, runs right over the SI joint. Piriformis syndrome is another example of a condition that is not spine related but can cause sciatica. A detailed exam can usually destinguish the cause. ...Read more
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
Radiology. Can stress loading MRI of spine show up how the c-t-l spine really work under normal movement and affect head brain and movement?
Possibly: Weight bearing MRI can give a glimpse into what happens with loading stresses however these are typically more uncomfortable for the patient and sometimes insurance companies do not pay for this added service. Often times, using flexion/extension based spine x-rays can augment the static image of the MRI and provide more info as well. ...Read more
I had MRI cervical spine w&w/o contrast. Impression says: c6-7 protrusion & spondylosis w/mild left neural foraminal compromise & c5-6. Pls explain?
Cervical Spine MRI: The findings identify degeneration of the discs in the cervical spine causing compression of two hole in your spine (c5-6, c6-7). If you are having left arm pain, this may be the cause. Otherwise the findings are a normal progression of spinal wear and tear of a 56 yo spine. Please review the findings with the physician who ordered the MRI or a surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. ...Read more
Mri c spine & brachial plexus showed minor disc bulge c6/c7, should I be worried and/or long-term? Also is this the base of the neck area? And what affects could this have.
Depends: The effect of "minor disc bulge" would depend on if the bulge contributes to neural foramenal narrowing or central canal stenosis. The neural foramen are the passage ways for the nerves on their way to the arm. If foramenal stenosis becomes symptomatic then you would feel tingling in your arm. The disc bulge could retract or get bigger. C6/c7 is near the base of neck. ...Read more
Hello details are my brother MRI result. I need to know the risk fator of a surgery and options he has. Mri cervical spine: findings: - normal alignment with straightening of the cervical curve. - c4/c5 & c6/c7 posterioc disc herniator with marginal osteo
There: There is compression of the cervical spinal cord and neural foraminae, therefore the patient most likely needs surgery. Once there is compression on the spinal cord, there can be catastrophic consequences without surgery. Please be sure that the patient sees a neurosurgeon or spinal orthopedic surgeon immediately. If the patient had numbness or weakness then they must go to the er. ...Read more
March-calf went numb. August MRI on spine and emg- both were fine. Began having to tingles in my back. Sept-burning toes as extreme fatigue?
Nerve damage: Your symptoms seem classical of Neuropathy which is generalized nerve damage and can be acquired or genetic. Common causes are Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Alcoholism and lupus. EMG is the definitive diagnostic tool for this condition and MRI is normally negative. Burning sensation responds to certain antiseizure meds and tricyclics, but treatment of the underlying cause is of up-most importance. ...Read more
Mri lumbar spine... There is mild facet hypertrophy of l4- L5 and l5-s1 bilaterally. Impression: mild facet of l4-l5 and l5-s1. Pkease explain..
Normal: Nothing to worry about. Essentially normal finding. Usually won't cause big problems. ...Read more
Had MRI of spine in June 2014 lumber spine fine, now got buzzing in foot and calf with some pain in thigh, can a disk bulge develop in 6 months?
Yes: Disc herniation and bulges can occur in an instant. ...Read more
Heel tingle when I get hot. Brain mri norm. Spine show stenosis, but why the heat sens? Trying 2 research&everything suggests ms which has been ruled out
Mri c-spine w/o contrast on 02-14-2013. Impression: mild left foraminal narrowing c2-c3. Disc ridge complexes c3-c4 through c6-c7 without central stenosis as described. Mild disc bulge c7-t1.
Spondylosis: The report describes cervical spondylosis, degeneration of the neck portion of the spine. The abnormalities may or may not be causing symptoms. Your doctor should see if those findings correlate with your story (the history) and your examination. From the description I might think you have neck pain or stiffness without symptoms in your arms. ...Read more
Mri cervical spine states patchy T1 hypointensity within the marrow. Blood tests shows large platelets and 91 platelet count What does this mean?
Needs medical attent: I assume you have a doctor taking care of you. If not seek one, you may actually need to see a hematologist provided a repeat Platelet count shows low platelet count. Platlet counts under 150, 000 are considered low. There can be many causes for it. You need to do a CBC (complete blood count) and send us the results. This might give a clue. But further testing will be required if platelets remain lo ...Read more