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How do I interpret MRI cervical spine scan and now facing surgery?

How do I interpret MRI cervical spine scan and now facing surgery?

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

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Mri (Definition)

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


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What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

Depends on where: In the spine they could be a hemangioma or a lipoma, benign bone lesions... In the spinal cord.......Multiple sclerosis, tumor, or cord trauma. To name a few.... ...Read more

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How long will an MRI scan on the spine take?

How long will an MRI scan on the spine take?

.5 hr.: about half an hour. MRI takes longer and is noisy than CT Scan, but gives more valuable info. After CT scan, may have to do MRI but not vice versa. ...Read more

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What do dark spots on my MRI bone scan on my spine mean?

Unable to answer: T1 images will show water, air, and cortical bone as dark. T2 images will show air, cortical bone, and other hydrophobic substances as dark. So depends on image acquisition and anatomy. ...Read more

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A MRI of the brain and spine it's only one scan or it's two separated scans?

A MRI of the brain and spine it's only one scan or it's two separated scans?

Usually two: There are rules imposed by Medicare and Medicaid. Usually these will be billed as two separate scans. ...Read more

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I had an MRI scan of my back n they said me tht I have a joint spine prob so what type of prob is ths?is ths serus?n they will put 4injections a day.

I had an MRI scan of my back n they said me tht I have a joint spine prob so what type of prob is ths?is ths serus?n they will put 4injections a day.

Painful, not serious: First possibility: the joint referred to is an intervertebral disc. This is not as likely as this would usually require only one injection. The second possibility is the zygapophysial (or "facet") joints. If the L4-L5 & L5-S1 facet joints appear arthritic on imaging, both levels may be injected, sometimes bilaterally, accounting for four injections. The underlying problem? Arthritis. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lesion growing in my spine which had been there for 8 years or so. I have an MRI scan once a year to keep track of it. I need answers plz?

Talk to your Doctor,: Apparently you have a benign lesion in your spine, which has been monitored for last 8 yrs. No one but your treating doctor would be able to give you answers. Check with your doctor, as none of us would be able to shed any light on it. ...Read more

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I did an MRI scan on my lumbar spine and report said 'two non significant disc bulges'. What does that means?

I did an MRI scan on my lumbar spine and report said 'two non significant disc bulges'. What does that means?

Non-significant: This usually will mean that there is bulging of the lumbar disks, but you should not have and clinical symptoms as its very small. In other words, its not pressing on anything. ...Read more