What is a Thoracic MRI of the back?
Thoracic Spine MRI is a painless radiology exam which may be performed to help visualize the middle back area in a non-invasive manner. It aids doctors in visualizing tumors, infection, inflammation, spinal stenosis, multiple sclerosis and other disc diseases.
Who should get a Thoracic Spine MRI?
A Thoracic MRI of the back is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:
- Cancer or mets
- Surgery to t-spine within past 10 years
- Multiple myeloma
- Infection / abscess
- MS (multiple sclerosis)
- Transverse myelitis
Is there radiation involved?
No. An MRI is a painless radiology technique that has the advantages of avoiding radiation exposure.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.