The spine is the backbone of the whole organism, and modern diagnosis of its diseases is becoming an integral part of the treatment. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar department of one of the most advanced and the best methods of diagnosis, especially if it is damaged, a variety of injuries or spine malformations.
More traumatic and serious examination methods were used in the past, such as airmyelography and the spine discography. But MRI diagnosis, which is used in recent years, does not cause almost any harm since no adverse effects of X-rays.
Magnetic resonance imaging of the back allows to obtain layered three-dimensional images, which in its current effects of 3D-images, provide an accurate picture of the ongoing processes in the lumbar spine and surrounding soft tissues.
For the further treatment plan and the treatment method of choice, it is crucial, especially when it comes to surgery in the lumbosacral spine area. This analysis is particularly necessary in cases where the patient is receiving radiation therapy, as well as the evaluation result after treatment.
Indications for MRI of the lumbar spine
- Congenital anomalies and malformations of the spine.
- Osteochondrosis, osteoporosis and other diseases of the spine.
- Degenerative-dystrophic changes of intervertebral discs and the presence of a hernia.
- Injuries of the spine and post-traumatic control.
- Tumors and other neoplasms of the spine.
- Drawing of the operation plan for the spine and the postoperative control.
- The presence of infectious diseases.
- Pain syndrome of unknown etiology.
With timely study of the lumbosacral department of a backbone many serious diseases that can lead to disability and disability of patients can be prevented. This is especially true of older people, pregnant women and the administrative office workers, because these people fall into the risk group of diseases of the lumbosacral department of a backbone.