MRI of the Cervical Spine
A doctor or physician may order an MRI scan of the cervical spine to take pictures of the soft tissues of the neck and cervical spine. An MRI is useful because it shows healthcare providers what tissue is normal, and what tissue is not.
A quality MRI scan can show radiologists what may be causing your signs and symptoms and it’s important that you find the best machines and radiologists possible to receive the best imaging.
Reasons for a Cervical MRI:
A cervical spine MRI scan may be done to check for certain cancers or other illness. The MRI may show tissue that has cancer cells and tissue that does not have cancer cells.
A cervical spine MRI can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. An MRI scan may be used if surgery is needed to remove a growth or lump.
A MRI scan of the cervical spine can show healthcare providers how well a treatment for a disease is working and the results of a quality MRI scan can help in the plan for the best treatment forward.
A Cervical MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of the spine can identify the cause for severe neck or arm pain.
A MRI of the spine may show birth defects of the spine, or injury or traumas to the spine do to a severe accident.
Causes for neck pain in addition to pain in the legs including weakness, numbness, or shooting pain running up the leg can be determined with a MRI of the cervical spine.
A cervical spine MRI can show diseases such as multiple sclerosis or severe scoliosis.
A MRI of the spine can find tumors, growths or lumps in the spine.
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