Thoracic spine meningioma MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the thoracic spine is a non-invasive layer-by-layer diagnosis of lesions of the lungs, bone tissues, circulatory system, and spinal cord in this area. The method is safe due to the absence of harmful radiation, as in other examinations. Diagnostics is used to determine degenerative diseases that strike the muscles pathology, ligamentous apparatus and spinal canal. Thoracic spine MRI helps to detect various diseases:
- ganglion cyst;
- tumors and metastasis;
- herniated disc;
- epidural lipomatosis;
In the clinic JSC «Medicine» the procedure of magnetic resonance imaging is carried out around the clock. The power of the MRI machine in the radiology department is 3 Tesla. This allows to get clear-layered images of the vertebrae, adjacent tissues and internal organs with a 1 mm step.
To improve the quality of images and study the blood circulation of the thoracic spine meningioma, a contrast agent is used. The medication is administered intravenously before the procedure on an empty stomach or 5-6 hours after eating.
|Computed tomography of the thoracic spine meningioma||11640|
|Computed tomography of the thoracic spine meningioma with intravenous contrast||22490|
|Computed tomography of the thoracic cavity organs||18440|
|Computed tomography of the thoracic cavity with contrast||29790|
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|CT aortography (thoracic and ventral segment)||30390|
|Magnetic resonance angiography of the thoracic aorta with contrast||36290|
|Magnetic resonance imaging of the spinal cord of the thoracic spine with contrast (one segment)||34490|
|Magnetic resonance imaging of the spinal cord of the thoracic spine||16890|
|Printout of CT scan, x-ray study||1960|
Indications and contraindications for the procedure
Indications for thoracic spine MRI are the following cases:
- appearing of the chest pains not connected with heart diseases;
- weakening of the hand muscles, goosebumps, tingling in the fingers for no reason;
- getting injured;
- anomalies in the structure and development of the spine;
- presence of tumors, diagnosis of metastases.
Also, the procedure is carried out during the preparation for surgical intervention or for assessing the dynamics of treatment.
Despite the safety of diagnosis, the MRI machine is a big magnet. For this reason, the doctor will prohibit such an examination for patients with implanted metal structures in the body or tattoos. There are other contraindications to magnetic resonance imaging:
- period of pregnancy and lactation;
- mental illnesses that prevent you from staying still;
- epileptic seizures;
- allergic reactions to the contrast agent.
Tell the doctor about the specificities of your organism, so that it would possible to select the necessary method of examination.
Make an appointment for a thoracic spine MRI at the «Medicine» clinic by phone in Moscow: +7(495) 775-73-60