MRI Cv Junction
What is MRI Cv Junction?
A Brain Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) with CV (craniovertebral) junction with Contrast creates a picture of the back of the head, the foramen magnum (hole in the base of the skull), the first two cervical vertebrae, and surrounding soft tissues.
This test is prescribed by the doctor to diagnose cranial nerve and vertebral arteries problems and to detect causes of congenital abnormalities from childhood.
Why is MRI Cv Junction done?
- To assess the integrity of the craniovertebral junction
- To locate and diagnose fractures of the bones of this joint
- To detect and diagnose damage to the tendons and ligaments
- To perform the evaluation of a surgical procedure before and after the surgery
- To diagnose any suspected inflammation or infection of the craniovertebral junction
- To detect any congenital developmental anomalies of this joint
- To diagnose other conditions like Paget’s Disease, Down’s Syndrome, etc. in combination with other tests