Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzai Ylmn / F / 45 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzhtekar.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache radiating to the LLE since 1 year.
M.R.I of the lumbo-sacral spine was performed using the following parameters :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted axial images.
There is loss of water content of the L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs.
Small, postero-central protruded discs are noted at the L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels.
Type II degenerative marrow changes are seen in the L5 vertebra adjacent to the L4-L5 disc, anteriorly.
The rest of the lumbar vertebral bodies and the remaining intervertebral discs reveal normal signal intensity. The facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The conus medullaris terminates at the L1-L2 level and the thecal sac terminates at the S2 level.
The antero-posterior dimensions of the lumbar canal at the level of the intervertebral discs are as follows :
19.0 mm at L1-L2
19.0 mm at L2-L3
16.0 mm at L3-L4
15.0 mm at L4-L5
12.0 mm at L5-S1.
Degenerated L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs with small, postero-central protruded discs at these levels.