Normal lumbar spine MRI
MRI Lumbar spine
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The alignment of the lumbar spine is normal with vertebral bodies keeping their normal height and bone marrow signal.
The intervertebral discs keep their normal signal and height.
The conus terminates at the inferior aspect of L1 and has a normal appearance.
The paraspinal tissues are unremarkable.
This case demonstrates the normal appearance of the lumbar spine in a young adult. This exam is a standard protocol for radiculopathy, including: Sagittal T1, T2, and STIR, and axial T2. For more examples of normal exams, please refer to the article on normal spine imaging examples.