Date : 00.00.00
Name of the Patient : Abc Xyz. Nlmn / F / 24 yrs.
Referred by : Dr. Abc Xyzathak.
Examination : M.R.I. of the Lumbo-sacral Spine.
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.
3 mm thick T1 Weighted axial images through the region of interest.
There appears to be sacralization of the L5 vertebra and the L2 vertebral body is as marked on the film.
There is loss of water content of the L4-L5 intervertebral disc. Also seen is mild retroplacement of the L4 vertebra over the L5 vertebra.
There is a small left paracentral disc herniation with peridiscal osteophytes at the L4-L5 level indenting the traversing left L5 nerve root.
A minimal posterior disc bulge is noted at the L3-L4 level.
The lumbar vertebral bodies and the remaining intervertebral discs reveal normal signal intensity. The facet joints and the visualized pre and paravertebral soft tissues are unremarkable.
The conus medullaris terminates at the D12-L1 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 D12-L1
17.0 mm at L1-L2
15.0 mm at L2-L3
12.0 mm at L3-L4
9.0 mm at L4-L5
7.0 mm at L5-S1.
1. Sacralization of the L5 vertebra and the L2 vertebral body is as marked on the film. Please correlate with plain radiographs.
2. A small left paracentral disc herniation with peridiscal osteophytes at the L4-L5 level indenting the traversing left L5 nerve root.