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MRI Screening of Whole Spine

Overview Brief

MRI Screening of Whole Spine is a very sensitive investigation, and it not only provides minute images of the entire spinal column, but also adjoining spinal regions and paravertebral organ systems.

What is MRI Screening of Whole Spine?

MRI Screening of Whole Spine is a test done to get a clearer picture of the spinal anatomy, and check the reason of a patient’s back pain.

The MRI Screening of Whole Spine can detect the changes in the spine. MRI scan is a must, when other imaging tests fails to give out any serious information. Also if other test treatments that are given is not responding positively.

MRI Screening of Whole Spine also detects, if there is an infection or a tumour.

How is MRI Screening of Whole Spine performed?

MRI Screening of Whole Spine is done by a technologist and the radiologist often reads the pictures.

  • You will be asked to lie on a table with your stomach facing downwards.
  • If you are a bit nervous, you might be given a mild sedative.
  • You just have to lie still and your technologist will take care of everything.

The entire MRI Screening of Whole Spine will take around 30 to 90 minutes.

Side effects/risks of MRI Screening of Whole Spine

There is not much risk for an average patient, if the safety guidelines are followed after an MRI Screening of Whole Spine.

  • There are risks of excessive sedation. But technologist monitor your signs to minimize the risk.
  • Implanted medical devices containing metal may have a risk of malfunctioning during an MRI exam.
  • There might be a slight risk of any allergic reaction, but this can be controlled by medication.

Preparation before performing MRI Screening of Whole Spine

Before an MRI Screening of Whole Spine make sure that you talk with your doctor.

Make sure you wear loose fitting clothes and don’t wear jewellery. Go on an empty stomach or eat very light food before an MRI Screening of Whole Spine.

Post-care after MRI Screening of Whole Spine

After an MRI Screening of Whole Spine, it is recommended to move slowly.

  • If any sedatives were taken during an MRI Screening of Whole Spine, you may have to take rest for sometime.
  • Your doctor will provide you with the right information after your MRI Screening of Whole Spine.

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