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The official report included this: T 1 coronal SE (spin echo) sequence that shows an area of infarction in the left parietal lobe. Also enlargement of the ventricular system is observed.This patient had syncopes every other day...he is a 50 year old male without any important background...MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography) was performed due to the fact that he has a short neck and because of that was a bad candidate to check the entire carotid and vertebral arteries. So, MRA was chosen. it turn out to have a normal appearance. A Holter (24 hours monitoring of the heart rythm) disclosed the cause...an unusual arrytmia was the reason of the sudden loss of blood supply to the brain.
The official report included this: GE (gradient echo) refocused sequence that shows normal blood flow from the carotid and vertebral arteries. MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography) DOES NOT USE CONTRAST INJECTION to obtain this images since the flow of blood (with its water component) gives enough signal to display the vessels. Is an extraordinary and non-invasive method to evaluate medium and big vessels of the body.A 39 year old male came due to lower back pain after moving stuff from his home to a depot. MRI shows a bulging disk, that means that there is no herniation of the diskal content. This is very important since the managment does not require surgery. Only an MRI can tell with such accuracy the status of the disks, vertebral bodies, ligaments and nerve roots.
The official report included this: T1 sagital SE (spin echo) sequence of the spine shows a "bulging" disk at L4-L5 level. The vertebral bodies, disk spaces and spine area clearlya observed.A 30 year old male that after a soccer game came with swelling of the knee. A meniscal tear was suspected. The MRI confirmed the lesion and also showed important swelling within the knee. The appearance of any structure is easily disclosed in MRI. Here you can actually see the bones, ligaments, soft tissues and the fluid collections that appears bright and at surrounds the knee.
The official report included this: T2 coronal Se (spin echo) sequence of the knee. The bright (white) rounded images that surround the knee is fluid related to synovitis or inflamation of the bursaes of the knee in a patient with a sport-related injury.Powered by Disqus
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