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What does my bilateral hip MRI scan report indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015
Question: What does this mean? I just got back the results of bilateral hip MRI: 10 mm focus of T1 hypo intense/STIR intermediate signal within left sacral body, considered nonspecific.
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (54 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is a benign finding in the tail bone that is not a concern

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. The MRI hip result shows a small 10 mm area in the tail bone or sacrum on left side which shows slight signal changes described as dark on T1 sequence and intermediate on STIR.

2. In MRI we see pictures in different settings called sequences. I confirm that the result in your hip MRI is not a serious concern and is acceptable at your age.

3. These are usually benign findings due to bone mineral deposition. The term non specific is used to convey that this finding is not related to any particular serious cause and do not require any intervention.

Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
Dr.Vivek
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What does my bilateral hip MRI scan report indicate?

Brief Answer: It is a benign finding in the tail bone that is not a concern Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Thanks for writing in to us. I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. 1. The MRI hip result shows a small 10 mm area in the tail bone or sacrum on left side which shows slight signal changes described as dark on T1 sequence and intermediate on STIR. 2. In MRI we see pictures in different settings called sequences. I confirm that the result in your hip MRI is not a serious concern and is acceptable at your age. 3. These are usually benign findings due to bone mineral deposition. The term non specific is used to convey that this finding is not related to any particular serious cause and do not require any intervention. Please feel free to correct any oversight in my interpretation of your problems and discuss them in detail as per your requirements. Hope your query is answered. Do write back if you have any doubts. Regards, Dr.Vivek