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.
Fine structures. Fine structures including bone, bone marrow, nerves, nerve roots, discs, structures of discs and their pathologies spinal cord, epidural space and other anatomical structures of the back.
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.
Radiologist and. Your ordering doctor, some doctors are trained how to read MRI and some are not.
Neuro radiologist. Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology specializing in performing and interpreting diagnostic images of the head and spine and requires a special certificate from the american board of radiology. Your treating physician can use the information from the MRI report along with other information from your history and physical exam to arrive at the best diagnosis.
Treating Physician. Spine mris should be done with a specific question in mind that will guide future treatment decisions. The ordering physician is the one with this perspective and is in the best position to clinically correlate the results for the patient. A spine MRI report, without clinical correlation, has extremely limited value. Clinical correlation can best be offered by the doctor who decides treatment.
MRI. Typically a radiologist will provide a formal report. However, your spine specialist will also review the imaging and make treatment recommendations.
Magnetic resonance. Mri (magnetic resonance imaging) is an imaging modality that does not use x-rays. It allows for detailed examination of the lumbo-sacral spine in three-dimensions. This modality is particularly useful for examining the spine for herniated discs, spinal stenosis (narrowing), or spinal tumors. This information is particularly useful if surgery is necessary. These studies are done as an outpatient.
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.
What is the different between one series of Spine MRI pictures to Cervical, Thoracic, or lumbosacral Spine Mri (each separate)?
Being able to. Optimize MRI technical parameters to specific regions of the spine allows for a more detailed examination than when attempting to image the entire spine in a single field of view.
How likely is lumbosacral radiculopathy at the onset of MS? (no issues detected after spine MRI with no contrast)
Radiculopathy. Unlikely to be anything to worry about but please set up an appointment with the doctor that ordered this study and have him/her give you all the details of the study in a manner you will understand.
Not as likely. As slightly mis-stating the type of pain. MS can have lesions at any spot and they show up eventually but usually not right at the start of symptoms (BUT the spinal fluid often has characteristic inflammatory findings of broken spinal stuff--myelin basic protein). BUT, a classic finding is pain along the spine http://www. Healthline. Com/health/multiple-sclerosis/lhermittes-sign#Causes3.
Yes. MRI does not. Need contrast enhancement and is a great imaging device for making a diagnosis of infection inthe spine whether it involves bone (osteomyelitis), disc (discitis) or an epidural abscess.