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Old 09-07-2017, 08:50 AM
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Default Question about visibility of artifficial disks on mri?

Have a question are m6 visible on mri scan...and what are posobility to do diagnostic ih you have adr done?
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:14 PM
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Not that great, but you can kind of make out stuff too. I prefer the top down axial loaded view on MRI with M6. Lateral view isn't great.
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:27 AM
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On axial visibility is possible if i understand you, do you have any records to screenshot and poste them here if is not problem pls?
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:50 PM
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Couple of articles on this subject...

http://ijssurgery.com/10.14444/2030

https://pssjournal.biomedcentral.com...1754-9493-3-15

I have also heard that lower power than normal should be used to reduce the artifact, but I could not find information on those levels.
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:33 AM
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Thank you for sharing, but it is maybe a little outdated.......
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Old 09-26-2017, 10:34 AM
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Could you post some pics of axial mri findigs if you poses one...
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Old 10-09-2017, 03:44 PM
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Default Mri

I was under the impression MRI won't work near metal implants whether or not they are magnetic
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Old 10-09-2017, 05:09 PM
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Both MRIs and CT scans are distorted nearby the metal object. MRIs are more distorted by something that is magnetic but both imaging techniques show distortion around an ADR
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:56 PM
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That's what I was told also I guess they use an X-ray to see the adrs are installed correct after or and flouroscope during surgery?
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:43 PM
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That's what I was told also I guess they use an X-ray to see the adrs are installed correct after or and flouroscope during surgery?
Flat x-rays don't get distorted. They can be used to show placement, detect subsidence and, with flexion/extension x-rays, can show the function of the ADR or, for that matter, natural disk.
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