Can someone please explain my cat scan? This is what the report read:
FINDINGS: The lumbar spine demonstrates osteopenia. No fractures or dislocations.
L5-S1 and L4-5 demonstrates shallow mixed spondylotic disc protrusions, abutment of the thecal sac, abutment of the exiting L5 and descending S1 nerve root as well as exiting L4 and descending L5 nerve roots. Facet arthropathy. Mild acquired central canal stenosis.
L3-4, L2-3, L1-2, T12-L1: No soft disc displacement. Mild facet arthropathy.
The retroperitoneum demonstrate no retroperitoneal mass or periaortic adenopathy. Atherosclerotic disease of the abdominal aorta. The visualized adrenals and kidneys are unremarkable. The visualized liver is unremarkable. The lower lobes appear unremarkable.
Sacroiliac joint demonstrate degenerative changes. Vascular calcifications. No discrete pelvic mass.
IMPRESSION: L5-S1 and L4-5 demonstrates shallow mixed spondylotic disc protrusion with abutment of the thecal sac, abutment od exiting L5 and descending S1 nerve roots as well as exiting L4 and descending L5 nerve roots. Incidental note made of mild levoscoliosis of the lumbar spine.