Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzi Chlmn / F / 29 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzngsarkar.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
C/O backache with radiation of pain to BLE.
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 the L1 vertebra is as marked on the film.
Mild posterior disc bulges are noted at the L3-L4 and L4-L5 levels.
The L4-L5 facet joints show mild degenerative changes. Mild facetal hypertrophy is seen at the L3-L4 level.
The lumbar vertebral bodies and the intervertebral discs reveal normal signal intensity. The rest of the facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The conus medullaris terminates at the 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 :
15.0 mm at L1-L2
16.0 mm at L2-L3
18.0 mm at L3-L4
13.0 mm at L4-L5
7.0 mm at L5-S1.
The MRI features are suggestive of :
1. Mild posterior disc bulges at the L3-L4 and L4-L5 levels.
2. Mild facetal arthropathy at the L4-L5 level.