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    Old 12-07-2018, 06:59 AM   #1
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    Help understanding something on MRI

    Hello,
    I have just had a call from my Doctor's surgery saying the Doctor would like to speak to me about my recent Lumbar spine MRI, I have an appointment now for next week... but I am able to access the results online from the surgery and all looks ok to me, apart from one bit which says..
    Focus of low T1 and low T2 signal
    change within the L2, T12 vertebral bodies are likely to represent
    bony islands.

    I just wondered if anyone knew what that meant?
    Thank you in advance xx

     
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    Old 12-11-2018, 07:12 PM   #2
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    Re: Help understanding something on MRI

    I am in the US and it seems medical protocol is different between the two countries...so bear that in mind when reading comments! I think the doctor has seen something in the imaging that he feels needs to be investigated further. Sometimes what is called an “incidental finding” requires further investigation to determine exactly what “it” is. In this case...the bone island.

    In non medical terms, this is a little spot found in the bone...usually insignificant...but the doctor wants to be sure it is a bone island and not some other lesion.

    Another term for bone island is an enostosis. You can look up that term and read all about it, if you wish to know more.

     
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    Old 12-21-2018, 08:46 AM   #3
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    Re: Help understanding something on MRI

    What did you learn at your appointment?

     
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    Old 12-21-2018, 03:11 PM   #4
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    Re: Help understanding something on MRI

    [QUOTE=teteri66;5491015]What did you learn at your appointment?[/QUOTE]

    Hi,
    I have been referred for physio.

     
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    Old 12-23-2018, 05:49 PM   #5
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    Are they investigating the “spots” further or were they not concerned?

     
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    Old 12-24-2018, 12:37 AM   #6
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    Re: Help understanding something on MRI

    [QUOTE=teteri66;5491041]Are they investigating the “spots” further or were they not concerned?[/QUOTE]

    He just said it is arthritis..

     
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