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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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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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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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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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Bright white circle in cpangle on cerv spine MRI - what could it be? Neck/carotid mri/a were ok. Have pulsatile tinnitus+other sx.Wht shld nxt test b?

Bright white circle in cpangle on cerv spine MRI - what could it be? Neck/carotid mri/a were ok. Have pulsatile tinnitus+other sx.Wht shld nxt test b?

I am unable to help: As this is not my field of expertise. I have referred your question to our ENT surgeons, and I am hopeful one or more would be getting back to you with an answer. Good luck, and stay fit. ...Read more

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If I have a big white viscera pouch bulging against one of the muscles adjacent my back muscles on a lumbar spine mri, is it diverticulitis ?

If I have a big white viscera pouch bulging against one of the muscles adjacent my back muscles on a lumbar spine mri, is it diverticulitis ?

Unknowable: Ask the radiology department for a report. Diverticula are small outpouchings on the colon and can be multiple. There are some other less common bowel diverticula. None of these are big white viscera. ...Read more

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Patient is small entire cross section abdomen seen on lumbar spine mri. Fasting. Why is the colon intensely white in 2nd MRI when was gray in 1st?

Patient is small entire cross section abdomen seen on lumbar spine mri. Fasting. Why is the colon intensely white in 2nd MRI when was gray in 1st?

T-1 VS T2 images : T-2 will show h2o & it appears white. It is in the way the mr looks @ things. That's a simple explanation. In aback the t-2 will show h2o content of disks & spinal fluid is white. It's all in the way the system was programmed. Do some googling and c what u find. It's complicated. ...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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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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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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