Anybody out there know something about the presentation of bone in MRIs?
I posted this in the Back and Neck Forum, but this is a very active forum and I am more likely to get replies here. Also, many of you have had MRIs of the spine, so I may hear back from some of you that you too had dark spots show up on your bones. Or I may hear "Never heard of it".
I have been dx'd with DDD in both the C and L spine. I also have numerous brain lesions, that cannot be explained by DDD, but are not typical of MS. My MRIs of the spine show dark spots on the bone, yet my research comes up empty handed. All of the images I see online show more or less uniform bone color, but not mine. Yeah, I always like to be different! Can't fit this girl into a mold.
Attached are some images of the recent C spine. An older MRI of the lumbar spine (on old fashioned film) showed the same kind of V shaped discoloration on several vertebrae. There was nothing of note in the radiologists report on this.
I had lead poisoning back in 1991 (from dump burning 2 to 3x/week of toxic materials- like can you say lead based paint and marine batteries?- from 1/90 to 10/91) and wonder if some of the non-motor neuro sx are due to lead leaching out from my bones after menopause, which is when my sx began.