Cervical Spine MRI Results

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Macs Mum
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 7/25/2009 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All

I just thought I would share my cervical spine MRI results wit you:

'There is a 14 mm x 6 mm x 7 mm volume of increased T2 signal in the cervical cord at the C6/7 level wihtout alteration in the cord morphology. There is also no associated enhancement following IV contrast adminstration. There is a similar, smaller non-enchaining abnormality at the C1 level. The study is ohterwise unremarkabke.

Conclusion: appearances are suggestive of small volumes of demyelination.' Well, that explains my Lhermitte's phenomenon.

My question is: what exactly are they looking for when they give you the IV contrast?

They're not brain lesions, they're 'BRIGHT IDEAS'

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   Posted 7/25/2009 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mac's Mum,
What they are look for is current inflammation.  It seems from your report that you have two lesions on your cervical spine area but that neither one is actively flaring.  The dye is meant to cross the blood/brain barrier and will find active demyelination.
I no longer do the dye now that I am diagnosed.  It is sorta not so good for you.
Gretchen  ~  diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.

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