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Will a single MRI of the spine detect a ruptured disc?
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Dr. Vikas Patel
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Mri of the spine is the best way to visualize a ruptured disc.
Remember "ruptured disc" is a generic term for when the gelatinous center/nucleus of the disc gets squeezed out through an opening in the annulus. A good quality MRI will pick this up. However, some of the findings on an MRI might be more subtle such as a dark disc or an annular tear.

In brief: Yes
Mri of the spine is the best way to visualize a ruptured disc.
Remember "ruptured disc" is a generic term for when the gelatinous center/nucleus of the disc gets squeezed out through an opening in the annulus. A good quality MRI will pick this up. However, some of the findings on an MRI might be more subtle such as a dark disc or an annular tear.
Dr. Vikas Patel
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Disc herniations.

In brief: Yes
Disc herniations.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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