MRI Dorsolumbar Spine
What is MRI Dorsolumbar 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 dorsolumbar spine is used to visualize lower thoracic & upper lumbar region of spine. The test is used to detect various disorders such as sponydylitis, spinal stenosis, tumours or infections of the spine. You may need this test if you have sever low back pain, history or signs of cancer, low back injury & multiple sclerosis. The procedure is painless and safe as it radiationless.
Why is MRI Dorsolumbar Spine 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