MRI Dorso-Lumbar Spine With Contrast
What is MRI Dorso-Lumbar Spine With Contrast?
The Dorso-Lumbar Spine MRI creates detailed cross-sectional pictures of the various parts of your spine. Magnetic fields, radio waves, and computers are utilized in this process. The dorsal spine (T1-T12) is made up of 12 vertebrae in the thoracic area, while the lumbar spine (L1-L5) begins at the spinal cord's end. A contrast dye is used in MRI studies to aid and detect internal tissues and blood vessels on the final images, which might cause allergies.
The MRI scan produces clear soft-tissue images and allows the doctor to check a wide range of biological tissue, including the spinal cord, vertebral discs, surrounding tissues, and nerves, as well as distinguish between normal and diseased tissue. MRI scans might last anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
Why is MRI Dorso-Lumbar Spine With Contrast done?
- To find the cause of the lower 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), degeneration of the disc or herniated 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