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Mri Of Spine With Or Without Contrast
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
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
My lower lumbar MRI spine without contrast says on the impression part. 1. Straightening of the normal lumbar lordosis. 2. L5-S1 diffuse disc bulging with endplate osteophytes abutting the dural sac in the central canal and bilateral L5 nerve roots in the
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
MRI of spine: posterior central protrusion&compressn of right root in L5-S1.I have pain and weakness in both legs. Y doesn't MRI show left root issue?
Wife's Mri of spine shows C2 C3 demonstrate T1 T2 bright signal along right lower aspect disc space. L3 small vertebral hemangimo. Minor facet hypertrophy at L4 L5 encroaching on the foramina. PLEASE explain these findings. Thank you Drs.
Some findings OK:
In general, small hemangiomas in vertebral bodies are not clinically significant, sort of like fingerprints.
Narrowed foramina from arthritis in the facets can be symptomatic and treated conservatively with anti inflammatories, steroid injections or rarely (sometimes micro) surgery.
Disc lesions with T1 and T2 abnormalities need to be seen to opine on. ...Read more
8years ago I did ct for head 5years ago kidney radiography (don't know type) now Xray, bone density, Mri of spine I'm worry about this amount of rays
The amount of radiation in an xray and BMD is minimal.
radiation doses from CT may be highly variable between institutions.
CT head = 2mSv
radiation doses from 0.1 to 1.0 mSv carry an additional risk of death from cancer comparable to the risk of death associated with a flight of 4500 miles, whereas doses in the range of 1 to 10 mSv have a higher risk, comparable to driving 2000 miles. ...Read more
Sometimes feel cold spot in lower back and legs. Do have herniations and bulges in lumbar and thoracic area. Cause? Otherwise norm mri of spine/brain
If the disk bulges: ...or herniations are putting pressure on the nerves as they exit the spinal cord, they could cause your symptoms. However, there are other causes as well. Sciatica, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, spinal stenosis and meralgia paresthetica (LFCN) are some other causes. I recommend that you follow up with your doctor if your symptoms persist or worsen. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
10 day history of altered sensation in legs/hands, tingling/numbness. My calves have become tight, MRI of spine clear, EMG tests good. Any ideas?
Nerve disease: Now you know there is no compression of the spine, or nerve entrapment that can be measured, but overuse of nerves in The forearms is common with repetitive activity, such as typing. Peripheral neuropathic pain- numbness also can look, like this, as does fibromyalgia, and Lyme disease? Evaluation by neurologist is indicated. You can start a vit b complex with folate (folic acid) in the meantime. ...Read more
Having numbness in my left hand palm for several months. Am 72. Recent MRI of spine show cervical spondylitis. Had taken pain killers, traction.?
I have upper back pain one year. I have had CT of chest and MRI of spine. I do have elevated sed and positive ana. Suggest cancer?
I have intermittent tingling in my toes (bilateral) l heel, and l shoulder. Mri of spine was clear. All lab tests wnl (thyroid, b12, a1c, etc) ideas?
Local factors: Inflamed muscle or tendons leading to those extremities can still be intermittently compressing the nerve. Sometimes it could be simply the way you are shifting or moving. Knowing that the roots at the spine are clear is good. Because the pain is intermittent, consider a local factor. See if a stretch or massage makes a difference. ...Read more
8years ago I did ct scan for head 5years Xray for kidney 2months panoramic Xray for teeth 2week Xray of spine 2days mri of spine Can this cause cancer?
No: All x-ray exposure is cumulative, but doses are minimized as much as possible. Your Panoramic x-ray, for example, is less radiation than you would receive spending a day in the mountains, or two on the beach. If you are concerned, schedule an appointment with your General Physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Have upper back pain present for over a yr and CT of chest was clear 6 months ago &mri of spine was ok would it be safe to say I don't have lung cancer?
Yes: Without risk factors, at present there is no evidence for lung ca. If you have risk factors there are radiologic parameters that suggest appropriate follow up that your doctor should follow. ...Read more
Cash brace, no fracture found by the radiologist. Told leave brace on until MRI, of spine and cervical. Could it be MS flare, low grade fever this wk.
Ans: Well you must follow your advice and await the Neil. You still could have a hairline fracture. So wait to see what Mir shows ...Read more
MRI of back also showed exophytic T2 bright lobulated focus involving superior medial Rt kidney measuring 2.1 cm. What could this be?
LLegNumbnes, xray n MRI of back show no nerve pressing, showed hemogliates, MRI w/out brain shows Few foci flair hypersensitivity 2 month MRI with c?
Leg numbness: I am not sure what you mean by the term hemogliates in reference to the MRI of the lumbar spine. Also, the brain MRI study is nonspecific in regard to the location of hyperintense foci. Discuss the MRI findings with your neurologist to determine if they have clinical relevance. ...Read more
I've been having debilitating right leg pain for 2+ weeks, mostly spasms, some numbness. Mri of back was normal, emg showed significant nerve damage?
Your question?: I'm not sure what your question is here. Please try to ask what you are thinking or worrying about and we'll try to help you out. ...Read more