Thursday, December 3, 2009

MRI Results

Don't know what this means yet:

[HST]: Buttock pain on the right and right ankle pain

[SAS]: As aboveTechnique: Nonenhanced MRI of the lumbar spine. Comparison: None available.
Correlation: October 15, 2009.
Findings: The lumbar spine shows a smooth lordotic curvature within normal promontory angle. The vertebral bodies are normal in number, shape and interrelationships.There is minimal to mild degenerative T2 signal loss and intervertebral discs with moderate loss of normal disc height at L5/S1. There are mild, multilevel degenerative facet and ligamentum flavum hypertrophic changes.Conus medullaris terminates the level of L1.

Limited, visualized soft tissue structures are grossly unremarkable.

L3/4: No focal disc herniation, central canal or neural foraminal narrowing.
L4/5: No focal disc herniation, central canal or neural foraminal narrowing.
L5/S1: Large, central disc protrusion contributing to moderate to severe central canal and proximal bilateral moderate neural foraminal narrowing, left greater than right.

Impression: Central disc protrusion contributing into central canal and neural foraminal narrowing. L5/S1.

POSITIVE ALERT COMMENT: Radiology significant finding alert system has been activated.


  1. Whoa, there's some techie stuff. Although "grossly unremarkable" can't be all bad. Can it?

  2. It's kind of a funny phrase - "grossly" is anything but "unremarkable."