MRI Cervico-Dorsal Spine
What is MRI Cervico-Dorsal Spine?
An MRI of the Cervico-Dorsal Spine creates pictures of the spine that goes up through the neck area and the upper back using energy from powerful magnets. The scan creates detailed and crisp 3D images to identify disorders in the muscles, soft tissues, nerves, and disks of the vertebral section. The scan usually takes 30-60 minutes.
It is a painless and safe medical procedure that detects inflammation, injury in the ligaments and bones, hernia, fractures, and genetic defects in the vertebral column. The pictures from the scan diagnose tumors or cysts in the region and can determine the causes of backache, neck pain or severe pain in the shoulder. Abnormal test results may indicate multiple sclerosis, injury or infection in spine, slip disk, osteoporosis or spinal tumor.
Why is MRI Cervico-Dorsal Spine done?
- To detect fractures, inflammations, or infections of the vertebral bones not visible on a simple X-ray
- To detect and diagnose herniated disk, which is the commonest cause of back pain
- To detect malformations or genetic defects (birth defects) during spinal development in children
- To detect any infection, injury or inflammation of the soft tissues like muscle, and ligaments of the spine
- To diagnose any suspected osteoporosis, deformities or abnormal growth of the bones and arthritis (inflammation of the joints)
- To diagnose cervical degenerative disc disease, neck pain, stiff neck
- To find out upper neck bones wear and tear or compression of intervertebral discs
- To detect any dislocation of the craniovertebral junction (CVJ) or fracture of the upper cervical vertebral bones
- To determine presence of tumor/cyst/abnormal mass growth originating from cervical bones or its surrounding soft tissues.