Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzj Bhlmn / M / 39 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzr Archik/Dr. Abc Xyzrude.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
After administration of contrast the following parameters were used :
5 mm thick T1 Weighted sagittal images (with fat saturation).
6 mm thick T1 Weighted axial images.
6 mm thick T1 Weighted axial images with fat saturation through the region of interest.
There is sacralization of the L5 vertebra.
After administration of contrast, there is diffuse, ill-defined, enhancement in the posterior soft tissues in the lumbar region at the L3, L4, L5 and S1 regions. Enhancement is also noted in the superior half of the L5 vertebral body which my be due to previous surgery. There is also enhancement in the right lateral epidural space at the L5 vertebral level and in epidural space at the L4-L5 disc level and may represent scar tissue. There is also enhancement of the intrathecal nerve roots at the L4 and L5 vertebral levels.
A fairly large, posteriorly extruded disc at the L4-L5 level is still well identified.