MRI Dorsal Spine With Contrast
What is MRI Dorsal Spine With Contrast?
With the use of a magnetic field, radio waves, and a computer, the Dorsal Spine MRI with Contrast creates comprehensive picture slices (cross-sectional images) of the various portions of your spine. The dorsal spine is made up of 12 vertebrae (T1-T12) in the chest area. This scan utilises a contrast dye to help visualise interior tissues and blood arteries more clearly.
The MRI scan creates good soft-tissue pictures and enables the doctor to assess many types of bodily tissue, such as the spinal cord, vertebral disks, surrounding tissues, and back nerves, as well as separate normal, healthy tissue from unhealthy or infected tissue. MRI scans may take 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete.
Why is MRI Dorsal Spine With Contrast 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