... Did the orthopod look at the images or just read the report? ... (4 replies)
... You appear to have a significant problem at C5-6. Your case strikes me (an amateur) as a little unusual in that the levels immediately above and below don't seem all that bad. I had guessed that you might have a herniation of the C5-6 disk, but the radiologist doesn't say so.
6mm is pretty narrow. I have seen worse (including my own), but 6mm is definitely legitimate cause... (6 replies)
... in my first MRI the radiologist 'misnumbered' the vertebrae, and wrote the entire report one level 'off'. ... (2 replies)
... may be worse than of "probable" concern. Reading these images is an art, and the radiologist may have called it severe if he'd had another cup of coffee. Or another radiologist might have called it severe. ... (2 replies)
... years I've been reading MRI reports on this board, I have never seen anything like it. ... (3 replies)
... I am including MRI results from 2010 and 2012 as well as symptoms I have now. ... (16 replies)
... So I'm a little at a loss. Maybe the radiologist is understating the severity of what he sees. Maybe he just isn't good at reading cervical MRI's. ... (10 replies)
... ut of the reports I've read here I'd say maybe only 1 in 5 includes measurements. I have to say, though, that the radiologist and the surgeon appear to have been reading two different sets of images. You're down to 3. ... (3 replies)
... t even bother with the radiologist reports. I think that makes sense. If you are a surgeon specializing in, say, cervical spinal issues, you SHOULD be better at reading those images that some radiologist who probably spends most of his time looking for cancer or other things. ... (5 replies)
... for the "service" but they must give you the radiologist's report on paper, and the MRI images on CD. You can take that CD to most specialists these days and they will have the software to read it. ... (6 replies)
... I am not expert but I do know reading MRI images is not a simple process. Out of all the images they take, the ones that a patient might actually be able to understand are only 1 or 2 sets of the series. Are you reading T2 weighted images? ... (7 replies)
... Thanks. I Got a call from the nurse at my dr. office shortly after I posted this and she said that my results were normal.
I am furstrated because all my xrays and MRI's have come back normal but I know there is something wrong. I am always in pain with my back and it goes numb (like pins and needles.) also I pulled a muscle in my shoulder a year ago and anytime I use my... (3 replies)
... If you don't have a "severe", or even a "moderate" finding on your MRI, then someone just reading the report will see no need to go further. ... (3 replies)
... Part of the problem with just reading the report is that a given word may have a range of meaning, both between radiologists and even for a single radiologist. ... (5 replies)
... Get another radiologist's reading of the MRI images. I thought you got a good reading before, but if another guy backs up what the first one said about myelomalacia, then that would certainly be a spur for action. ... (9 replies)
... did not respond well to stimulation but my legs were perfect. He suggested that I might have a herniated disk at T5. He prescribed hydrocodone and he ordered an MRI which I had done about a month ago. The hydrocodone killed my pain effectively for the first time in almost 3 years. I couldn't be happier. ... (14 replies)
... When I see the neurosurgeon, will he his own reading of the MRI? ... (10 replies)
... ncomplete to me. Keep in mind that the ortho surgeon will have looked at the images, not just the report, and surgeons SHOULD be even better than radiologists at reading images that pertain to their own specialty. ... (9 replies)
... I'll definitely report back when I see the Neurosurgeon.
The first Neurosurgeon I saw was a quick appointment to just review and briefly explain what chiari and hydrocephalus can cause but he didn't explain much of anything to be honest. He did though refer me on to a specialist centre, as it was another Dr who ordered the MRI (he was looking for possible MS) but I won't... (3 replies)
... Lisa - Get that new MRI. Let us know exactly what it says, if you want any help with it. Don't be making decisions based on - or adking opinions about - three-year-old images. (6 replies)