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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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Had deep ache in up back in one spot for over 2 yrs, I have had right breast ultrasound it was ok, mam ok. Spine MRI ok. Shoud I get MRI of breast?

Had deep ache in up back in one spot for over 2 yrs, I have had right breast ultrasound it was ok, mam ok. Spine MRI ok. Shoud I get MRI of breast?

Not necessary: It is unlikely the pain in your back is related to your breasts as long as other tests were normal. Hope the MRI of the spine was your neck. If not you might consider that. But you should talk to your doctors ad always to help find the cause ...Read more

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Have had a deep ache in upper back over two years same spot. Had spine MRI it was ok. Chest xray ok. If I had lung cancer would it have shown itself?

Have had a deep ache in upper back over two years same spot. Had spine MRI it was ok. Chest xray ok. If I had lung cancer would it have shown itself?

We cannot help you!: We have done the best we can do for you via emails! . It is now time that you go seek help from a doctor who can examine you and test you till you are satisfied. Once one doctor gets tired, you can seek a second opinion. After that you have to begin trusting your doctors more than your own mind. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a MRI to show white spots on spine not the spinal cord but by the discs in between them

Is it normal for a MRI to show white spots on spine not the spinal cord but by the discs in between them

It can be: It is difficult to answer this without seeing the MRI or at least knowing more about the MRI. There are two main types of pictures taken in an MRI, they are labelled as "T1" and "T2" images. Also, sometimes contrast (a compound injected intravenously for the MRI) is given. A white area in the center of the discs on a T2 image is normally suggestive of healthy (well hydrated) discs and is normal ...Read more

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Symptoms: swollen lymph nodes for 2+years, spots on spine (mri), sudden weight loss, severe pain starts from back no doctors here know what it is?

Symptoms: swollen lymph nodes for 2+years, spots on spine (mri), sudden weight loss, severe pain starts from back no doctors here know what it is?

We need more informa: There is no way we can tell you what is wrong with you without a comprehensive history and physical examination, and review of all the reports including comprehensive blood test and reports of all the imaging including xrays, cat scans, mris done and if that is not conclusive you may need more tests to find out what your diagnosis is and what treatment you may need. Apparently you have a undiagnosed c. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lymph nodes for 2 years, night sweats, spots on spine mri, severe pain in back chest legs, rash on stomach, liver probs unrelated?

What causes swollen lymph nodes for 2 years, night sweats, spots on spine mri, severe pain in back chest legs, rash on stomach, liver probs unrelated?

It might be a Lympho: A lymphoma is one likely diagnosis. But it requires a biopsy of the lymph node and also of the bone marrow before we can be certain. You need to see a hematologist or medical oncologist to help you arrive at a proper diagnosis and then treatment for your problem which is likely to be a lymph node cancer /lymphoma. ...Read more

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Would cancer show up in a full spine mri?

Would cancer show up in a full spine mri?

Spinal cancer: If the cancer is in the spine, then a post contrast MRI would like demonstrate the cancer. ...Read more

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Does a herniated disk always show up on a spine mri?

Does a herniated disk always show up on a spine mri?

Yes: A good quality MRI should demonstrate all herniated discs. ...Read more

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What it mean atypical hemangioma found in Spine MRI?

What it mean atypical hemangioma found in Spine MRI?

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

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Does a t spine MRI look at the lungs?

Does a t spine MRI look at the lungs?

Not well: A thoracic spine MRI is set up to visualize the anatomy of the thoracic spine. Some parts of your lung will be seen but not the entire lung and not with protocols that are designed to be diagnostic for lung disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spine mri?

What is the definition or description of: spine mri?

Imaging study: Mri is a non invasive study that allows the evaluation of soft and none tissue. No none side effects at this time. ...Read more

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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?

You can try: Calling your insurance company, they may have a list of preferred providers with lower cost. If not, acr. Org has a list of MRI accredited facilities sortable by geographic location, you can start there and then call around for pricing. ...Read more

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My lumber spine MRI shows conus medullaris terminates at lower L2. Is it normal or low lying conus medullaris? Signal morphology is normal though.

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

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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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Found multiple lesions on spine mri? Neurologist said perineural cysts. Could this be cancer or mets?

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

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Can spine MRI preformed with and without contrast? Why it's done this way?

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

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I would like help to understand MRI report. Had a l-spine MRI done received results today.?

I would like help to understand MRI report. Had a l-spine MRI done received results today.?

See provider.: The best source for understanding your MRI report would be the physician or health care provider who ordered the examination. ...Read more

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Hi. I have had a spine mri and the receptionist says my results say satisfactory. Does this mean there is nothing wrong with me?

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

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What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI normal, lumber spine fine.

What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI normal, lumber spine fine.

See pain management: Impingement of the S1 nerve can lead to weakness and erratic nerve pain down one leg. The interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage nerve impingement pain. Ask your PCP for the specialist referral. ...Read more

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Can lying in bed for 13-16 hours a day cause sciatic nerve compression spine MRI clear?

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

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the thoracic spine MRI without dye?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the thoracic spine MRI without dye?

You can drive: Without contrast, you can drive after mri. If contrast is used, it is best to bring a driver in case there are any problems (very rare). ...Read more

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Pain in the upper back and shoulders since 2 years. Spine MRI is normal. Can it be nerve damage.?

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

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Could you look at my cervical spine MRI and give your opinion? (Not to be taken for medical advice.)

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

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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

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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?

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

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What can you see on a lumbosacral spine mri?

What can you see on a lumbosacral spine mri?

Many things: An MRI of the lumbosacral spine allows the radiologist to evaluate the bones, ligaments, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, CSF (fluid around the spinal cord and nerves).

One can see fractures, tumors, spinal cord disease, herniated discs, and arthritis to name a few things. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lumbosacral spine mri?

What is the definition or description of: lumbosacral spine mri?

Lumbar spine MR: A particular imaging technique that allows a physician to view the nerves in the lower back in reference to the disc spaces, joints, ligaments at the respective lumbar and sacral vertebral levels. ...Read more