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Please help with a few questions on my Cat scan ( Neck surgery )

i had a catscan last week. got the results today via email. i had surgery last year on my neck.well i started to get neck pain again and these are my results.does anyone hear know what this means and does it sound like i might need another surgery ? i have an appointment at the end of January, but kinda want to know a little bit now on what might be going on. thanks :)

CLINICAL HISTORY:
M54.2 Cervicalgia Z98.1 Arthrodesis status M79.603 Pain in arm,
unspecified .

COMPARISON:
MRI 03/24/2015, x-rays 06/16/2014

TECHNIQUE:
Thin section helical images were obtained and reconstructed into the
coronal and sagittal planes.

FINDINGS:
No acute fracture or dislocation is identified. Spinal alignment is
within normal limits. Patient is status post fusion, internal
fixation and placement of disc spacers at C4-C5 and C5-C6. There is
diffuse sclerosis of the inferior aspect of C4, superior aspect of C6
and all of C5. There is moderate beam hardening artifact at these
levels. C2-C3 is within normal limits. There is minimal disc space
narrowing, disc bulging and hypertrophic change at C3-C4 but without
any foraminal or spinal canal narrowing. Postsurgical changes present
from C4 through C6 without any gross foraminal or spinal canal
narrowing. There is loss of detail due to the streak artifact. No
disc herniation or foraminal narrowing is seen at C6-C7. Facets are
unremarkable.

Impression
IMPRESSION:
Degenerative and postoperative change as described above. No change
from the prior MRI study.

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Comments

  • Firstly, of course no one here is qualified to interpret your results. But looking at it, the most important part is "No change from previous study" So there is nothing new identified since your last MRI, essentially to the radiologist, your study looks pretty much the same as it did before.
  • thank you
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