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MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine is an examination to determine the causes of pain and other symptoms of the dorsal Lumbar spine.

What is MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine?

MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine can diagnose various problems related to the lumbar region or the back region of the body.

  • Injury pain, birth defects, multiple sclerosis, persisting back pain are some of the reasons why the doctors may suggest an MRI.
  • It is also done to help the doctors plan ahead of surgery.

Unlike an x-ray, MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine provides with almost all the details of bones, spinal cord space between the vertebral bones in the lumbar region.

How is MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine performed?

MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine is performed as follows:

  • The table on which the patient is lying glides into the MRI machine.
  • If contrast is used then it would be given through IV.
  • The patient may need to wait for an hour for the contrast to get into the bloodstream.
  • At all times, technicians communicate with the patient and also control the moveable table.
  • Once the images are taken, the patient can move out of the room.

Usually, it gets completed in 60 to 90 minutes.

Side effects/risks of MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine

The side effects of MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine are:

  • Drowsiness due to anesthesia.
  • Claustrophobia due to the tunnel-like structure of the MRI unit.

Preparation before performing MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine

Preparation for MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine needs:

  • Putting away all the jewelry or metal ornaments.
  • Informing the doctor about the metal implants

Post-care after MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine

Post care for MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine can be taken care of by:

  • Having someone to drive the patient home.
  • Providing the patient with fluids after the MRI.

All the concerns regarding MRI Screening Dorsal Lumbar Spine shall be addressed by the mfine team on call or through the app via online consultations.

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