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differences of, "mild","moderate" or "severe" regarding cervical MRI images?

i've had recent cervical MRI images and over the years. one center writes, "mild", while another imaging center writes "severe". even the surgeons i've met with say "severe", "dangerous" & candidate for fusion surgery.

i find it odd, one place writes "mild" which to me means little problem, and the other places writes, "severe" which certainly explains the symptoms i've had for years.

there must be some criteria radiologists use to write their impressions as either "mild, "moderate", or "severe", yes?
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Some but not all things in radiology have standardized nomenclature. Out of all the subspecialties, women's imaging is the most structured with the BI-RADS lexicon. In your case, mild, moderate, and severe sound more like subjective terms. You should obtain a copy of your radiology images on a disc in DICOM format, bring it to your main facility, then have a radiologist and/or neurosurgeon compare the images to see if there is any interval change.
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