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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Is the lumbar MRI with dye a risky thing to do?

Is the lumbar MRI with dye a risky thing to do?

No: If you have any allergies to dye or shellfish, you may have an allergic reaction to the dye. Otherwise, there is no risk in this procedure. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a lumbar MRI without dye?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a lumbar MRI without dye?

No: There is no need for blood tests before a non-contrast mri. However, if there is a chance that contrast might be used during the test, then it's easier to have a simple kidney function blood test before the MRI scan rather than having to get out of the scanner, have the test and then have to reschedule a scan with contrast. ...Read more

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Do I have to get some blood tests before doing a lumbar MRI without dye?

Do I have to get some blood tests before doing  a lumbar MRI without dye?

No: Not unless you need anesthesia. Then you will need a full history and physical, and whatever pre-anesthetic testing your anesthesiologist sees fit to ensure your safety. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a lumbar MRI that looks "terrible"-trefoil canael, degenerated discs and herniation- but be not pathological at all?

Is it possible to have a lumbar MRI that looks "terrible"-trefoil canael, degenerated discs and herniation- but be not pathological at all?

Yes: Doctors treat patients not mris. Asymptomatic degenerative problems or disc herniations are very common on mris. Your doctor can use your imaging results along with your history and physical to guide your medical treatment. ...Read more

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What wording would i look for on a cervical/lumbar MRI that would indicate a pinched nerve?

What wording would i look for on a cervical/lumbar MRI that would indicate a pinched nerve?

Herniated disc: There are different causes of a "pinched" nerve. The most common and most readily treated is a herniated disc (or hnp-herniated nucleus pulposis). This means that there is a protrusion of disc material from its usual status so that it impinges on a nerve root. Other terms include "stenosis"-this means narrowing of the canals where the nerves travel. ...Read more

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Does gait disturbance qualify for obtaining a lumbar mri?

Does gait disturbance qualify for obtaining a lumbar mri?

Gait: There are many things that impact gait. Before getting a lumbar MRI you should see a physician for a physical examination to determine possible causes and necessary imaging studies. ...Read more

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Lumbar MRI, what does "T2 STIR signal abnormality is appreciated" mean?? Help!!

Lumbar MRI, what does "T2 STIR signal abnormality is appreciated" mean?? Help!!

The phrase: refers to a certain type of bright spot seen on MRI. Usually it indicates inflammation in the muscles, but it can mean many things, most of which are harmless. If you had a recent injury as the reason for the MRI, it could mean that the muscles are inflamed. Without further information, it would be impossible to tell. Discuss it with the doctor who ordered the MRI. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Extremly anxious about my up coming lumbar mri, what can I do to relive some of my anxiety before my mri?

Extremly anxious about my up coming lumbar mri, what can I do to relive some of my anxiety before my mri?

Anxious about..?: I wonder what ur actually anxious about - being in the MRI machine? What u fear MRI will show? If u fear having the scan-like if u're claustrophobic-let ur doc know. S/he may prescribe something 2 help u relax. As far as the results... Most ppl get anxious waiting. Various things can help. In this case u might try thinking about what u would say 2 ur young child if s/he were waiting 4 this mri. ...Read more

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Please explain lumbar MRI -there is a narrowing of the lateral recesses, particularly on the right but without displacement of traversing nerve roots.

Lumbar MRI findings: The explanation means early degeneration is causing compression of the spinal fluid sack, but is not putting pressure on the nerves. The results would not explain leg pain, but may cause back pain. Please review with the ordering physician to correlate your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more