MRI of the thoracic section of the spine
Magneto -resonant thoracic spine is used to determine degenerative diseases that area pathologies ligament apparatus and the spinal canal. MRI also reveals tumor-like formations, inflammatory processes and various developmental anomalies. The safety of the technique allows it to be repeated many times, to make comparative images and to control the entire treatment process.
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Thoracic MRI capabilities
MRI diagnostics of different parts of the spine allows examining not only the vertebrae, but also nearby soft tissues. With the help of such an integrated method, it is possible to improve the quality of therapeutic measures and reduce the percentage of complications after injuries, accidents and suffered destructive disorders.
This technique is irreplaceable for oncologists. Tumors of the spinal canal are quite common and timely and high-quality diagnosis is important for their successful treatment. The patient's life sometimes depends on this. MRI helps to determine the inflammatory processes of the vertebral structures, intervertebral hernias, pathologies of the spinal cord and blood vessels.
Indications for MRI of the thoracic region:
- chest pains not associated with heart disease;
- weakening of the muscle strength of the hands, "goose bumps", tingling in the fingers and other signs of osteochondrosis of the spine;
- spinal injury;
- spinal cord abscess;
- radicular syndrome;
- anomalies in the structure and development of the vertebrae of the thoracic spine;
- preparation for spinal surgery;
- tumors, diagnosis of metastases;
- postoperative monitoring of the spine.
Contraindications to MRI of the thoracic region
Magnetic resonance imaging of the thoracic region is usually carried out without the use of contrast agents and does not require any preparation. With the introduction of contrast, the diagnosis is carried out on an empty stomach or 5-6 hours after the last meal. MRI is not performed on people with metal structures in their bodies. Claustrophobia is a relative contraindication, as today there are open types of tomographs that solve the problem of fear of confined spaces.
Contrast-enhanced CTM is prohibited for pregnant women. The usual technique is possible, but undesirable in case of a threat of miscarriage, cases of a frozen pregnancy in history. The contrast agent can provoke allergic reactions, deterioration of the kidneys in patients with chronic renal failure. This is certainly taken into account before the MRI.