MRI of the spine

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Spinal MRI is a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine, a diagnostic method used to visualize the structures of the spine. This technique enables a detailed depiction of the spine, its discs, spinal cord, nerves, and surrounding tissues. Spinal MRI can help diagnose various conditions such as spinal injuries, disc herniations, inflammatory or degenerative changes, tumors, and infections.



Individuals experiencing symptoms or having conditions such as back pain, neck pain, spinal injuries, neurological symptoms, or suspected spinal disorders are often recommended for a spinal MRI.


It is common to remove all metal objects that might interfere with the MRI procedure, such as jewelry, buckles, or metal clothing fasteners. It is also important to inform the medical staff about any metal implants or medical devices within the body.


During the procedure, the patient lies on a movable table that is slowly inserted into the MRI scanner tunnel. It is crucial for the patient to remain still during the procedure to ensure a high-quality image of the spine. The procedure is painless, although some patients may experience mild claustrophobia due to the enclosed space of the scanner.


Spinal MRI provides detailed images of the spinal structures and surrounding tissues, enabling doctors to identify various pathologies, injuries, or other problems. The results of the spinal MRI help in establishing an accurate diagnosis and determining the appropriate treatment, which may involve medications, physical therapy, injections, or even surgical interventions.


Since strong magnets are used during an MRI, it is important to remove all metal objects before the procedure to avoid injuries or complications. Individuals with metal implants such as pacemakers, neurostimulators, or other surgical implants may require additional precautions or even be excluded from the procedure.

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