MRI c v Junction
What is MRI c v Junction?
A Brain Magnetic Resonance Imagining (MRI) with CV (craniovertebral) junction 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 c v Junction done?
- To diagnose vertebral artery compression, cranial (brainbox) nerve compression and obstructive hydrocephalus (blockage of Cerebrospinal fluid) and syringomyelia
- To detect stenosis (narrowing of the foramen magnum), compression of the brain stem/spinal cord which leads to neckaches, headaches, neck aches
- To analyze neuron palsy (neuro-degenerative disease which leads to death of brain cells and decrease in brain volume
- To find out cancers like osteofibroma and chordoma