Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyzlmn / M / 62 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzwadia.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Cervical Spine.
CLINICAL PROFILE :
No complaints at present.
For follow up.
M.R.I of the cervical spine was performed using the following parameters :
4 mm thick T1 Weighted and T2 Weighted sagittal images.
5 mm thick T1 Weighted and Fast Scan (T2 *) axial images.
There is loss of normal cervical lordosis and loss of water content of the cervical intervertebral discs and reduction in height of the C6-C7 intervertebral disc. There is replacement of the normal marrow of the C6 and C7 vertebral bodies by a hyperintense signal on the T1 Weighted images which turns isointense on the T2 Weighted images. There is irregularity of the adjacent cortical endplates. Postero-central protruded discs are seen at the C3-C4 and C4-C5 levels. Right postero-lateral peridiscal osteophytes are noted at the C5-C6 level with right neural foraminal narrowing. A posteriorly bulging disc with a posterior peridiscal osteophyte is noted at the C6-C7 level.
The rest of the cervical vertebral bodies reveal normal signal intensity. The joints of Luschka at the C5-C6 level show slight degenerative changes bilaterally (right more than left). The visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable. The cervical spinal cord reveals normal signal intensity.The atlanto-axial region and the cervico-medullary junction are unremarkable. IMPRESSION :As compared to the previous MRI (Study No.0000) dated 00.00.00, fatty changes are visualized within the C6 and C7 vertebral bodies representing healing, the result of previous infection.