Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc XyzChlmn / M / 27 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzhari.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
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 appears to be sacralization of the L5 vertebra and it is as marked on the film. Please correlate with plain radiographs.
There are mild posterior disc bulges at the L3-L4 and L4-L5 levels. The L4-L5 facet joints show mild degenerative changes.
Mild right far lateral (extraforaminal) disc bulges are noted at the L2-L3 and L3-L4 levels.
The lumbar vertebral bodies and the intervertebral discs reveal normal signal intensity. The remaining facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The conus medullaris terminates at the D12-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 :
17.0 mm at L1-L2
16.0 mm at L2-L3
18.0 mm at L3-L4
17.0 mm at L4-L5
15.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Sacralization of the L5 vertebra. Please correlate with plain radiographs.
2. Small posterior disc bulges at the L3-L4 and L4-L5 levels.
3. Mild facetal arthropathy at the L4-L5 level.