Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz M. Motilmn / F / 29 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzapadia.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache with radiation of pain to the RLE since 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.
Small posterior disc herniations are seen at the L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels.
The lumbar facet joints show mild degenerative changes.
The L2-L3 to L5-S1 intervertebral discs show loss of water content.
The lumbar vertebral bodies and the L1-L2 intervertebral disc reveal normal signal intensity. The visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The dorsal spine was screened with 4 mm thick T1 Weighted sagittal images and does not reveal any significant feature of note.
The conus medullaris terminates at the D12 level and the thecal sac terminates at the S1 level.
The antero-posterior dimensions of the lumbar canal at the level of the intervertebral discs are as follows :
16.0 mm at L1-L2
16.0 mm at L2-L3
14.0 mm at L3-L4
14.0 mm at L4-L5
12.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Small posterior disc herniations at the L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5 and L5-S1 levels.
2. Mild facetal arthropathy in the lumbar region.