MRI for Cervical Spine Pain

miklJuly 24, 2016
9 images
Most neck pain is due to degenerative changes that occur in the intervertebral discs of the cervical spine and the joints between each vertebra. Perhaps the most serious of the problems caused by degeneration of the spinal segment in the cervical spine is the condition of spinal stenosis. In the late stages of spinal degeneration, […]

MRI for Cervical Spine Clearance

miklJuly 24, 2016
6 images
Clearance of cervical spine injury (CSI) in the obtunded or comatose blunt trauma patient remains controversial. In patients with unreliable physical examination and no evidence of CSI on computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine (CS-MRI) is the typical follow-up study. There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that CS-MRI is […]

MRI Features of TB Spine

miklJuly 24, 2016
10 images
The spine is involved due an hematogenous spread via the venous plexus of Batson 2. There is usually a slow collapse of one or usually more vertebral bodies, which spreads underneath the longitudinal ligaments. This results in an acute kyphotic or “gibbus” deformity. This angulation, coupled with epidural granulation tissue and bony fragments, can lead […]

MRI Dye Injection Spine

miklJuly 24, 2016
5 images
Regular x-rays of the spine only give a clear picture of bones. The dye (contrast agent) used in a myelogram shows up white on the x-ray allowing the doctor to view the spinal cord, exiting nerves, and canal in detail (Fig. 1). The doctor inserts a hollow needle through your skin into the spinal canal […]

MRI Dorsal Spine with Contrast

miklJuly 24, 2016
9 images
An MRI exam causes no pain. You will need to lie still as too much movement can blur MRI images and cause errors. The table may be hard or cold, but you can ask for a blanket or pillow. The machine makes loud thumping and humming noises when turned on. You can wear ear plugs […]

MRI Disc Bulge Cervical Spine

miklJuly 24, 2016
9 images
A physician’s clinical diagnosis focuses on determining the source of a patient’s pain. For this reason, the clinical diagnosis of pain from a herniated disc is based on more than just the findings from a diagnostic test, such as an MRI scan or CT scan. Instead, the spine care professional arrives at a clinical diagnosis […]

MRI Diffusion Spine

miklJuly 24, 2016
10 images
The first article to describe the use of DW imaging for differentiating benign from malignant vertebral compression fractures was written by Baur et al (4) in 1998 and elicited controversy. In that article, 22 benign and 17 pathologic fractures were correctly diagnosed and showed low and high signal intensity on DW images, respectively, when compared […]

MRI Diagnosis Spine

miklJuly 24, 2016
8 images
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the lumbar spine is a safe and painless test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed pictures of the lumbar spine (the bones, disks, and other structures in the lower back). An MRI differs from a CAT scan (also called a CT scan or a computed […]

MRI Cross Sectional Anatomy of the Spine

miklJuly 24, 2016
5 images
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was first used to visualize multiple sclerosis (MS) in the upper cervical spine in the late 1980s.[1] Spinal MS is often associated with concomitant brain lesions; however, as many as 20% of patients with spinal lesions do not have intracranial plaques. Contrary to the brain, white and gray matter can both […]

MRI Chest Spine

miklJuly 23, 2016
8 images
I hurt my upper back almost 6years ago in the persian gulf by trying to swing my mobility bag up onto my back to carry it. It hurt like hell but i just let it go since I was in a war zone and i didn’t want to complain about my back while people were […]