MRI Cervical Spine wo Infusion

miklJuly 23, 2016
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Degenerative cervical spine disorders will affect up to two-thirds of the population in their lifetime. While often benign and episodic in nature, cervical disorders may become debilitating resulting in severe pain and possibly neurologic sequelae. Non-operative treatment continues to play an important role in treating these patients, with medications, therapy and interventional pain injections playing […]

MRI Cervical Spine With Flexion and Extension

miklJuly 23, 2016
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Using flexion/extension magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a dedicated positioning device, our purpose was to analyze pathologic cranio-vertebral joint anatomy and motion in patients with rheumatoid arthritis in comparison to normal patients, and to compare flexion/extension MRI with conventional radiographs (CRs) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The 31 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 20 healthy […]

MRI Cervical Spine When to Use Contrast

miklJuly 23, 2016
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Consensus criteria are needed to define and classify spinal stenosis. The means by which spinal stenosis is diagnosed is also changing. Recent concerns related to radiation risk of CT scans and the recognized limitations of spinal radiography suggest that MRI represents the best imaging modality in many cases. MRI helps to avoid myelography and the […]

MRI Cervical Spine Thoracic Spine

miklJuly 23, 2016
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Fractures of the thoracic spine can occur whenever the spinal column is subjected to forces that exceed its strength and stability. Common causes of thoracic spinal fractures include falling from a height, motor vehicle accidents, violent weather, military and civilian blast injury, and penetrating trauma. Less common injury patterns may be related to athletic accidents. […]

MRI Cervical Spine Side Effects

miklJuly 23, 2016
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A cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive method to create detailed pictures of the part of the spine that runs through the neck area. This area is called the cervical spine. It consists of seven vertebrae and eight pairs of spinal nerves (called C1 to C8). Unlike x-rays and computed tomographic (CT) […]

MRI Cervical Spine Sequences

miklJuly 23, 2016
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Cervical spine MRI is a suitable tool in the assessment of all cervical spine (vertebrae C1 – C7) segments (computed tomography (CT) images may be unsatisfactory close to the thoracic spine due to shoulder artifacts). The cervical spine is particularly susceptible to degenerative problems caused by the complex anatomy and its large range of motion. […]

MRI Cervical Spine S

miklJuly 23, 2016
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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cervical spine is a safe and painless test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the cervical spine (the bones in the back of the neck). An MRI differs from a CAT scan (also called CT scan or a a computed axial tomography […]

MRI Cervical Spine Lumbar Spine

miklJuly 23, 2016
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An MRI uses magnets and radio waves to capture images inside your body without making a surgical incision. The scan allows your doctor to see the soft tissue of the body, like muscles and organs, in addition to your bones. An MRI can be performed on any part of your body. However, a lumbar MRI […]

MRI Cervical Spine Indications

miklJuly 23, 2016
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In regards to this last point, if stainless steel was used for the fusion, the artifact is much more of a problem than if titanium was used. Recently, titanium has been used for most fusions, and stainless steel has largely fallen out of favor because of the inability to get a postoperative MRI scan. If […]

MRI Cervical Spine Fracture

miklJuly 23, 2016
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The cervical spine is susceptible to injury because it is highly mobile with relatively small vertebral bodies and supports the head which is both heavy and acts as a lever. Fulcrum of movement is different in children than adults, C2/3 compared to C5/6, respectively; hence, in children cervical fractures are more common in upper vertebrae. […]