I had an MRI 9 months ago and I was told about several ruptured discs that I had in the middle of my back. However I recently requested to see all my reports over the last couple of years and I saw on this MRI that besides my ruptured discs (T7 T8 T9 T10 T11) there was mention of a small focus of altered signal intensity in the left T8 lamina...bone scan may be necessary to evaluate the metabolic activity of this finding. No other osseous abnormalities. The impression just said small nonspecific lesion in the left T8 lamina. Can anyone give me any idea what this means? I'm just wondering why my doctor didn't mention this to me months ago and why he didn't feel the need to do a bone scan. I remember that visit and how they at first had my results mixed up and had to have them faxed over and I wonder if he even read the whole thing thoroughly. Of course my mind is worrying about the worst. I do plan on calling his office but I don't think he is in the office tomorrow so just wanted to know if anyone knew what this meant in the meantime.