Normal MRI cervical spine (infection protocol)

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


IVDU on bacteremia and lung septic emboli. Persistent neck tenderness.

Patient Data

Age: 44 years
Gender: Male

MRI cervical spine

The cervical spine vertebral bodies have normal height, alignment, and marrow signal. The intervertebral disc spaces appear normal, with no protrusions. The spinal canal and intervertebral foramina are capacious. The cord has normal morphology and signal intensity. No areas of restricted diffusion or abnormal contrast enhancement. Pre and paravertebral soft tissues appear normal.

Case Discussion

This case demonstrates a normal MRI of the cervical spine with sequences compounding a dedicated infection protocol

For more examples of normal imaging, please refer to the article on normal spine imaging examples.

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Case information

rID: 53916
Published: 7th Jul 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Spine
Tag: rmh
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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