Magnetic resonance imaging - spine; Nuclear magnetic resonance - spine; MRI of the spine; NMR - spine
What abnormal results mean
Spine MRI may reveal disorders such as:
Spinal cord compression Syringomyelia Cervical disk disorders Lumbar disk disorders Tumors of the spine
Enlarged lymph nodesnear the spine
- Degenerative lesions of the spinal cord
Herniated disk Multiple sclerosis Myelomeningocele (children)
The sensitivity of MRI depends, in part, on the experience of the radiologist.
Review Date: 01/24/2007
Reviewed By: Stuart Bentley-Hibbert, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.