What is MRI Lumbar Spine?

Category: Procedures

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used to visualize the structure and function of the body providing greater contrast between the different soft tissues of the body than does computed tomography scans (CT Scan). It is especially useful for the musculoskeletal system.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Moderate
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Mild
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None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with MRI Lumbar Spine

Hospitalization 17
Panic attacks 2
No new leasions others shrinking 1
Pain in lower back 1

Dosages

Adherence
Always
10 83%
Usually
0 0%
Sometimes
1 8%
Never
1 8%
Burden
Very
1 8%
Somewhat
2 17%
A little
2 17%
Not at all
7 58%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
1 17%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
5 83%
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2 patient evaluations for MRI Lumbar Spine

KatB
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KatB
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: Dermatomyositis 42 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: vb
I have:
Dermatomyositis

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Nov 18, 2011 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bulging disc: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: 11/18/2011 - MRI, L-Spine w/wo contrast. Clinical indication: Bilateral leg radiculopathy. Comparison: Lumbas spine MRI dated 5/11/2010 and lumbar spine radiographdated 5/11/2010. Technique: Noncontrast enhanced MRI of the lumbar spine with axial T1, axial T2, sagittal T1 and sagittal T2 sequences. Findings: Vertebral body stature is mantained. Disc desiccation is present at L4/5 and L5-S1. Bone marrow signal intensity is normal. The conusterminates normally at L1. Levels: L5-S1: No significant central canal stenosis or neural forminal narrowing. There is broad base disc bulge with facet hypertrophy. There is abutment of the left transitioning L5 nerve root. L4-L%: Borad base disc bulge eccentric to the left with moederate left neuralforaminal narrowing. There is no evidence for impingement of the transiting nerve root. Central canal is patent. L3-L4: Mild broad base disc bulge with no significant central canalstenosis. There is a mild facet hypertrophy. There is no neural foraminalstenosis. L2-L3: No significant central canal stenosis or neural foraminal narrowing. T12-L1: No significant central canal stenosis or neural foraminal narrowing. Impression: Multi-level degenerative disc disease. Detailed above, with abutment of the transitioning L5 nerve root on the left and mile to moderate left L4 neuralforaminal narrowing.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 11, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bulging disc: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative Disc Disease: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: 5/11/2010: MRI, Lumbar spine with and w/o contrast indication: History of lumbar disc procedures with recent flare of pain and progressive weakness od the left leg and paresthesias. Comparison: None., Technique: standard pre and post-contrast-enhanced MRI protocol o the lumbar spine was performed. Findings: Limited evaluation of the retroperitoneal structures is unremarkable. There is preserveration of the vertebral body height as well as alignment. There is possible partial laminectomies at the L4 and L5 levels. However, this is highly questionable. Disk desiccation and disk space narrowing was seen at both L4-5 and L5-S1 levels. Additional lytic type I changes are seen at the endplates about the left lateral L%-S! disk space. The T12-L1 disk space is unremarkable. At L1-L2 there is a normal diffuse disk bulge without evidence of neuralforaminal or central canal stenosis. A similiar finding is seen at L2-L3 as well as L3-L4 levels. At L4-L5 there is a loss of disk height and disk foraminabilaterally. This results in mild bilateral inferior neural foraminalstenosis without evidencce of nerve root impingements identified. At L5-S1 there is a broad based diffuse disk bulge which is essentric into the neural foramina where there is a disk spur complex. Mild inferior neuralforaminal stenosis is seen bilaterally. No definite nerve root impingement is identified. After tge administration of contrast there is slight enhancement of the right posterior aspect of the disk at this level, likely representing postoperative granulation tissue. There is no involvement orextension into the neural formina. Impression: 1. Postoperative changes at L4and L5 levels as above with evidence ofenhancing granulation tissue within the L5-S1 disk space. 2. Multi-level disk disease without evidence of significant neural forminalor central canal stenosis or nerve root impingement.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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mark61
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Sep 2, 2008 (Started Feb 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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