Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine uses radio waves, a magnetic field and a computer to produce detailed pictures of the spine and surrounding tissues that are clearer and more detailed than other imaging methods. The exam does not use ionizing radiation and may require an injection of a contrast material called gadolinium, which […]
All initial evaluations of cervical spine injuries should begin with plain radiographs. A variety of other imaging modalities may also be used, such as conventional tomography, CT, and MRI. An appropriate choice has to be made quickly to make a diagnosis of cervical trauma. When cervical trauma exists, it may be at multiple levels, justifying […]
While the MRI scan represents a very sensitive and accurate assessment of spinal anatomy, it cannot distinguish between painful and non-painful structures in the spine. In fact, a patient may have severe back pain and an MRI scan that shows a relatively normal-looking spine, or conversely may have no back pain but the MRI scan […]
An MRI scan uses a powerful magnetic field and radio waves to take detailed, 3-D pictures of the body. The human body is 80 percent water, so it contains millions of hydrogen atoms. When these atoms come into contact with the MRI’s magnetic field, they all line up in the same direction. The radio waves […]
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was first used to visualize multiple sclerosis (MS) in the upper cervical spine in the late 1980s. 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 […]
On this page, you will learn the basics of how to read your MRI for some of the more common causes of lumbar spine pain (low back pain or lumbago) and radicular pain (sciatica or lower extremity pain). First, I will go over the pertinent lumbar anatomical structures as visualized on both sagittal (view from […]
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What Is a Lumbar MRI? 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 […]