Distance: 25 KM
Actual Price: $22.00
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MRI Thoracic Spine without Contrast


About Test

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is an imaging modality that uses a magnetic field, the energy of radio waves, and a computer to create images of internal body organs, bones, and soft tissues. There are small bones in your body called vertebrae that are joined together to form the “spine.” The thoracic spine refers to the part of the spine located in the upper and middle parts of your back. It consists of 12 vertebrae named T-1 to T-12. The spine encloses your spinal cord, and in between each vertebra, there is an opening for the nerves to exit and supply the surrounding muscles and organs. With the help of an MRI thoracic spine, your doctor can see the vertebrae, spinal disks, spinal canal, and spinal cord.

No contrast material is used in MRI without contrast.

Why and when do you need this test?

Some of the indications for an MRI thoracic spine include the following;

  • Mid-spinal or Lower back pain
  • Pain that radiates to arms and chest
  • Pain that radiates to legs
  • Lower back stiffness and limited mobility
  • Inability to control bladder or bowels
  • Tingling or Numbness in fingers, hands, feet, or toes
  • Paralysis or Weakness in arms and legs 
  • Problems with walking and maintaining posture or balance

Do you need to prepare for the test?

It is a special test that may need some preparation.

  • You may eat or drink according to your doctor’s advice
  • Since the test uses a magnetic field, you may need to tell the doctor if you have any metal implants, pacemakers, or prostheses in your body and bring detailed information about them.
  • You would be asked not to wear jewelry or watches or bring keys, credit cards, or ATM cards.

What can you expect?

  • You will be asked to lie down on the table that will slide into the MRI machine that looks like a large tunnel
  • You need to lie down still and not move to prevent the images from getting blurry.
  • Inside the machine, you will hear tapping or snapping noises.
  • You will be alone in the room but under the constant care of a technician across the glass window who will be talking to you.
  • It is a painless procedure that lasts for about 30-60 minutes but may take longer.


Are there any risks to this test?

It is a non-invasive test that usually has no risks. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, have kidney disease, or have metallic implants or prostheses in your body.

What do the test results mean?

The abnormal results may include;

  • Vertebral fractures
  • Injuries of the surrounding ligaments
  • Infection
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Slipped or Bulging spinal disks
  • Pressing of your nerves or spinal cord
  • Tumors
  • Unusual curves in the spine

Related Tests:

Other related tests may include:

  • CT scan of the spine
  • X-ray of the spine


Distance: 25 KM
Actual Price: $22.00
Your Price: $22.00