Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
180 Doctors are Online

Advised MRI for spine for checking comprssion in C5 C6. Is superficial scan enough? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 10-Jun-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1773 Questions
Doctor:Good morning
Doctor:xxxxxx here
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:i was advised a MRI scan by a doctor for my spine
User:i have lost the prescription
User:there are 2 types of MRIS i am told
User:superficial and detailed
User:superficia costs 3500 and detailed 6000
User:i remeber showing the prescription to lab technician and he told me it will cost around 3k.
User:the doctor wanted to check if i have compression n C5 C6
User:which MRI would you recomed because i dont want to go to doctor and pay him 500 rs just to confirm?
Doctor:You can go in for a plain MRI of the spinal region
User:you mean the superficial, cheaper one?
Doctor:That which costs you 3500
Doctor:Yes, that is right
User:ok thanks, but just curiuos any main difference?
Doctor:There are basically two types of MRI
Doctor:Plain and contrast enhanced
Doctor:The detailed one at 6000 will take more sections and more detailed view and yes, more time consumed in the process
Doctor:The detailed one will be more specific
Doctor:You do not need it at this point
User:ok this will be central spine right?
Doctor:It will be cervical spine
Doctor:C5 C6 level
User:i mean what should i tell them? which area of back to scan?
Doctor:The cervical area C5 and C6 levels
User:ok thanks
Doctor:You should say the above
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Please log in again to chat with our doctors
Doctor:Bye for now
Question is related to
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor