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MRI results


Hi, I recently had an MRI for back pain. Results are as attached, but they’re now

recommending a Nuclear Bone whole body scan to see if the new lesion is MBC that’s spread or something else. I will have that soon. In the mean time, I’m not sure if I should be concerned or not 🤔 please let me know if this isn’t the right place or not to ask. Thanks in advance!


  • cookie54
    cookie54 Member Posts: 701

    @kringle12 Hi So besides the mild enhancing lesion that will be evaluated on the Bone Scan you have other findings on your MR that cause back pain. We all wind up with degenerative changes as we age that cayuse back aches. The disc that's bulging and pressing on the S1 nerve root can definitely give you some pain. Depending on exactly where your pain is for instance , just in the lower back or runnning down one leg or both etc. gives a clue as to what is causing your pain.

    Since this lesion is a new finding since last scan it deserves some investigation and the Bone Scan is a good place to start. Depending on how the radioisotope interacts with the bone will help the radiologist better determine what it is. I know it's nerve wrecking but remember there are many other things that show up on scans that are benign findings.

    So take a breath and take it one step at a time. Fingers crossed that it's benign and then you can move on and see a specialist regarding your back pain. Wishing you all the best sending good vibes your way.

  • kringle12
    kringle12 Member Posts: 14

    thank you for your insight! All great points. It’s so nerve racking. I am hoping it is degenerative issues only as well. I have an appointment for that at the end of August. Good vibes to you as well!