MRI Dorsal Spine
What is MRI Dorsal Spine?
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a type of scan that uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to capture detailed images of different parts of the body. The MRI of dorsal spine is used to see middle part of spine to detect various disorders such as congential deformities of dorsal spine, disesaes of intervertebral discs, nerve compression, infections of spine & tumors of the spine. The physician can recommend this test if you have severe back pain from a very long period of time, severe pain around chest or post-surgery to record the changes.
Why is MRI Dorsal Spine done?
- To find the cause of the back pain that lasts for a long time
- To look for any injury or fracture of the spinal bones (vertebrae)
- To diagnose any suspected tumors (abnormal growth), arthritis, osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) or infections of the spine
- To detect suspected disc problems like spondylolisthesis (dislocation or slipping of one vertebra over the other) or degeneration of the disc
- To look for any abnormalities in the curvature of the spine like lordosis (excessive inward curve of spine), kyphosis (excessive outward curve of spine also known as hunch back), scoliosis (side to side abnormal curvature) or birth defects