Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzo M. Unlmn / M / 29 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzrekh.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache since 1-2 months.
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 wedging of the L2 vertebral body.
The lumbar vertebrae show slightly hypointense marrow signal on the T1 Weighted images (when compared to normal fatty marrow) which may represent a hematopoeitic marrow.
Small posterior disc bulges with posterior peridiscal osteophytes are seen in the lumbar region. Schmorls nodes are also noted. Bulging of the lumbar discs into the bodies of the lumbar vertebrae is also noted.
The L2-L3 and L3-L4 intervertebral discs show loss of water content.
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 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 :
13.0 mm at L1-L2
11.0 mm at L2-L3
11.0 mm at L3-L4
14.0 mm at L4-L5
15.0 mm at L5-S1.
1. Wedging of the L2 vertebral body.
2. Altered signal in the lumbar vertebrae could be due to hematopoeitic marrow.
3. Small posterior disc bulges with posterior peridiscal osteophytes in the lumbar region with Schmorls nodes.