Around 12% of the population has LSTV (Lumbosacral Transient Vertebra). Defining the exact vertebrae can pose a challenge to the surgeon if there are anomalies. Manual spine vertebral and intervertebral disc labeling is time consuming. The Spine Dot Engine optimizes cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine imaging for a wide range of patients and conditions.
The MRI restrictions (if any) of the metal implant must be considered prior to patient undergoing MRI exam. MR imaging of patients with metallic implants brings specific risks. However, certain implants are approved by the governing regulatory bodies to be MR conditionally safe. For such implants, the previously mentioned warning may not be applicable. Please contact the implant manufacturer for the specific conditional information. The conditions for MR safety are the responsibility of the implant manufacturer, not of Siemens.