MRI Imaging Spine Guidelines

miklJuly 24, 2016
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Studies show that a large proportion of healthcare offered may be inappropriate or unnecessary. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a new and expensive diagnostic technology which has been increasingly used all over the world. Moreover, this trend has been more rapidly increasing in Iran. Low back pain is a common disorder all over the world […]

MRI Images Hemangioma Spine

miklJuly 24, 2016
10 images
The incidence of vertebral haemangiomas is about 10% at autopsy 1. The majority of haemangiomas are incidentally noted on routine radiographs of the spine. Often, small haemangiomas cannot be visualized on radiographs and are found with more advanced imaging such as CT or MRI, or upon gross dissection. The occurrence of vertebral haemangiomas are seen […]

MRI Gallery Cervical Spine

miklJuly 24, 2016
9 images
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning has led to a tidal wave of referrals of cervical spine problems to neurosurgeons. However, in many cases, the problem is more apparent on the scan than clinical assessment. MRI scanning cannot replace thoughtful history taking and clinical examination, and does not provide the necessary information for diagnosis and treatment. […]

MRI Fracture Spine

miklJuly 24, 2016
10 images
It is important to accurately diagnose vertebral compression fractures due to osteoporosis, as there are a number of potential adverse effects if a diagnosis is missed and there is no treatment. In general, vertebral fractures are associated with both increased morbidity (unwanted side effects) and mortality (death). Morbidity (side effects) associated with vertebral fractures often […]

MRI for Spine Problems

miklJuly 24, 2016
10 images
The MRI (Magnetic resonance Imaging) was developed in the 1980’s and has revolutionized treatment for patients with low back pain. An MRI scan is generally considered to be the single best imaging study of the spine to help plan treatment for back pain. Physicians usually have a good idea of what they are looking for […]

MRI for Spine Lumbosacral

miklJuly 24, 2016
8 images
Image courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All rights reserved. A side view of the lumbar spine shows normal discs, spinal canal, and nerve roots (see figure 1). Nerve roots normally float in the fluid-filled canal. Figure 2 shows a small herniated disc pushing into the canal toward nerve roots.

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 […]