MRI Scan of the Spine

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                      MRI Scan of the Spine
Spine MRI helps physicians assess the spinal
anatomy and alignment, detect medical issues,
and diagnose and plan treatment.
Spine MRI is the most trusted method when it
comes to finding out the root cause of debilitating
spinal disorders.     The
MRI scan of the spine
offers high resolution
images of the anatomy
of the vertebrae, the
spaces    between      the
vertebrae through which
the nerves pass, the
disks, and the spinal cord. A lumbar spine MRI
gives a clear view of the lower part of the spine.

MRI of the spine can help

    • detect congenital issues related to the
      vertebrae or the spinal cord
    • assess intervertebral disk and joint diseases
      which can cause severe
    • lower back pain and sciatica
    • evaluate the compression of the spinal cord
      and nerves
    • detect causes of back pain such as a
      compression fracture

    • assess spinal cord inflammation

Cervical spine MRI creates images that are part of
the spine in the area of the neck. This can help
detect spinal infection, bleeding, swelling, or
tumors and the extent to which they have spread.

This sensitive imaging test of the spine is currently
used in routine clinical practice. The results help
surgeons plan spinal decompression therapy,
monitor results, and administer treatment to
relieve pain.

How MRI Identifies Spinal Ailment

MRI does not depend on ionizing radiation like X-
rays and CT (computed tomography) scans. Spine
MRI can display more than 250 distinct shades of
grey. What this means is it can capture even a
slight variation in tissue density or water content.
These subtle differences in shades can help detect
abnormalities of the soft tissue which have
resulted in issues such as a sprain, strain,
herniated disc, or other spinal problems. MRI
scanning can be performed on the elderly,
handicapped, obese, or pediatric patients.

Modern Technology for a Superior                                                                                    and
Comfortable Scanning Experience

Modern MRI technology makes possible precise
results in the least possible time. For instance,
Hitachi’s open AIRIS II system is a high
performance open MRI system that offers superior
image quality in quick time. It provides three-
dimensional images that the user can manipulate
for a close viewing of the spine. This innovative
open MRI scanner with ample airflow and lighting
also features noiseless operation, and is ideal for
obese and claustrophobic patients.

Where to Get an MRI Scan of the Spine

The best place to get a spine MRI is at an
established healthcare center with ACR (American
College of Radiology) accreditation. This would the
services of professionally qualified radiologists and
the latest technology for precise results. This will
ensure a stress-free MRI scanning experience is a
comfortable environment.

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