I know we are not allowed to interpret Radiology Reports, but I just have a question. I recently had a CT scan of my Lumbar Spine. I am post A/P Lumbar fusion at L4/5 with cage. rods and screws. The Radiologist stated that I had multi- level Central Canal Stenosis and moderate Lateral Recess Stenosis. Most of the levels were called, " Moderate." Some were called, " Upwards From Moderate," What exactly is upwards from moderate? Is there a standard which Radiologists determine, mild, moderate, severe stenosis? Or is it just the Radiologist's call?
Also, on this report, It was stated that I had vacuum phenomena at the L4/5 disc space. I think this must be a typing error. I have the cage/spacer and had the A/P fusion with all the hardware done at this level. The fusion was done in 2012, although, I never obtained pain relief from the surgery.
Just asking if anyone has any knowledge of how they make their determination. Thanks.
Take care and God Bless,