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 Side Effects

miklJuly 23, 2016
9 images
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 Lumbar Spine

miklJuly 23, 2016
9 images
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 Bulging Disk

miklJuly 23, 2016
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You may think a bulging disc is the same as a herniated disc, but there is a difference. With a herniated disc, a crack occurs in the outer layer of the disc, called the annulus. The crack usually affects a small part of the disc, and it allows the soft inner material of the nucleus […]

MRI Cervical Spine Bone Spurs

miklJuly 23, 2016
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The term “bone spurs” is really a bit of a misnomer, as the word “spurs” implies that these bony growths are spurring or poking some part of the spinal anatomy and causing pain. However, contrary to this implication, bone spurs are in fact smooth structures that form over a prolonged period of time. The medical […]

MRI Cervical Spine and Whiplash

miklJuly 23, 2016
7 images
An acute whiplash injury follows sudden or excessive hyperextension, hyperflexion, or rotation of the neck and causes neck pain and other symptoms.[1] Whiplash injury is common in road traffic accidents and may also be caused by sports injuries, falls or assaults. Most cases of whiplash injury occur as the result of rear-end vehicle collisions at […]