Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently the most accurate, informative, reliable and safe method for the examination of the spine and adjacent tissues, including the spinal cord. This research method does not require instrumental interventions (non-invasive). In addition, MRI on the patient's body affects only the magnetic field - any other types of radiation are missing, this is associated with a high security method.
Using MRI, the doctor-diagnostician receives a series of slice images of the study area in different projections, mutually perpendicular. MRI of the spine allows you to visualize the body of the vertebrae, joints, spinal cord, intervertebral discs, nerve roots.
MRI is widely used today in cancer, neurological and neurosurgical practice. MRI allows not only to diagnose the disease at an early stage, but also to clarify the severity of the pathological process, to choose the proper treatment to resolve the issue of the need for surgery. In the postoperative period magnetic resonance imaging allows you to monitor the recovery process, to monitor the effectiveness of the intervention, to identify possible complications. Invaluable MRI for the detection of malignant tumors.
MRI of the cervical and thoracic spine appointed experts often enough. Diseases of the cervical spine are identified by experts as the most common.
Indications for performing magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine can be:
Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic spine assigned to patients with: