Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzben Shlmn / F / 67 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzh.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Dorso-lumbar Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache with fever since 1 month.
M.R.I of the dorso-lumbar 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 anterior wedging of the D8 vertebral body.
Hypointense signal is noted on all the pulse sequences along the inferior aspect of the D8 vertebra which suggests sclerosis/ compressed trabeculae. Hypointense signal is identified in the D8-D9 disc on all the pulse sequences suggesting calcification/vacuum phenomenon.
Focal fatty changes are noted in the lower dorsal vertebral body.
The visualized dorso-lumbar intervertebral discs show loss of water content.
The rest of the dorso-lumbar vertebral bodies reveal normal signal intensity. The facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The visualized dorso-lumbar spinal cord reveals normal signal intensity.
The conus medullaris terminates at the L1 level.
The lumbar spine shows mild degenerative changes with Schmorls nodes along the superior aspect of the L5 vertebra and a small posterior disc herniation at the L5-S1 level.
The MRI features are suggestive of fracture with anterior wedging of the D8 vertebral body, probably traumatic in origin, the sequelae of osteoporosis.