MRI of the Thoracic Spine
A doctor or physician may order an MRI scan of the spine to take pictures of the thoracic spine. The thoracic spine is comprised of twelve vertebral bodies that make up the mid-region of the spine.
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 Thoracic Spine MRI:
A thoracic 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 thoracic 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 thoracic 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 Thoracic Spine MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of the thoracic spine can diagnose thoracic disc herniation.
A MRI of the thoracic spine may show areas of the spine where the canal is abnormally narrowed.
A MRI of the thoracic spine can find tumors, growths or lumps in the spine.
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