Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzraya B. Dlmn / M / 52 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzhtekar.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Cervical Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O neckpain radiating to BUE (left more than right) with paresthesias since 15 days.
M.R.I of the cervical spine was performed using the following parameters :
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and Fast Scan (T2 *) axial images.
There are small posterior disc bulges at the C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6 and the C6-C7 levels with anterior indentation of the thecal sac. The cervical intervertebral discs show loss of water content.
Posterior peridiscal osteophytes are noted at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels.
The C4-C5 and C5-C6 facet joints show degenerative changes.
Focal fatty changes are seen in the upper cervical vertebral bodies.
The rest of the cervical vertebral bodies show normal signal intensity. The joints of Luschka and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The cervical spinal cord reveals normal signal intensity.
The atlanto-axial region and the cervico-medullary junction are unremarkable.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Small posterior disc bulges at the C3-C4, C4-C5, C5-C6 and the C6-C7 levels.
2. Posterior peridiscal osteophytes at the C5-C6 and C6-C7 levels.
3. Facetal arthropathy at the C4-C5 and C5-C6 levels.