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Artifact on CT Myelogram and MRI
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Artifact on CT Myelogram and MRI 12 years ago #514

  • Claudia
I sent my films to a neurosurgeon in Baltimore requesting he review them to see if I had arachnoiditis. I have almost every symptom that I've ever read about. His answer was \"yes\" - mild. Suggested treatment was spinal cord stimulator trial. As I live out of the state, I won't see him till May when I expect to get some of my questions answered. One question I have is: If it is impossible to see certain areas of the spine with CT Myelogram or MRI due to extensive artifact from rods & pins, is it possible to see arachnoiditis if it is in that same area? For many years, tests I had revealed oil based dye residual from a myelogram. Now, this dye does not show up. Would it be possible that the dye droplets and the worst part of the arachnoiditis is in the area obscured by artifact? Thank you.

Re:Artifact on CT Myelogram and MRI 11 years, 11 months ago #521

  • DocSarah
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HI, in brief, artifacts can obscure evidence of arachnoiditis and residual dye in the affected areas.

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