Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz lmn / M / 20 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyz. Patel.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Dorso-lumbar Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O fall 6 months back with low back pain since then.
M.R.I of the dorso-lumbar spine was performed using the following parameters :
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted axial images.
The D12 vertebral body is as marked on the film.
There is slight anterior wedging of the D10, D11 and D12 bodies. These vertebrae show spotty fatty marrow changes. Subtle hyperintense signal is seen in the D10 vertebral body along the inferior cortical endplate on the T2 Weighted images and is hypointense on the T1 Weighted images suggestive of Type I degenerative changes. Schmorls nodes are noted over the D10 to L1 vertebrae. The intervening discs, however, show normal signal.
The rest of the visualized dorso-lumbar vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs reveal normal signal intensity. The facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The visualized dorso-lumbar spinal cord reveals normal signal intensity. There is no cord compression.
The conus medullaris terminates at the L1 level.
Anterior wedging of the D10, D11 and D12 vertebral bodies with spotty fatty marrow changes and Type I degenerative changes in the inferior cortical endplate of D10 vertebrae may be the sequelae of previous trauma. No compressive lesion is identified. Visualized lower dorsal cord shows normal signal.