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Can diverticulitis be seen on a lumbar spine MRI especially if the diverticulitis bulges into one of the back muscles?

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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

If you suspect you have diverticulitis, talk to your doctor he or she will have to order a different test.

In brief: No

If you suspect you have diverticulitis, talk to your doctor he or she will have to order a different test.
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Dr. Daniel Solomon
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Prob not

A lumbar MRI may not have the field of view to show the abdomen clearly.
It is possible, but the radiologist needs to be looking for it, especially if it is subtle, as diverticuli usually are.

In brief: Prob not

A lumbar MRI may not have the field of view to show the abdomen clearly.
It is possible, but the radiologist needs to be looking for it, especially if it is subtle, as diverticuli usually are.
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