What is a Cervical Spine MRI with Contrast?
A cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is used to form a detailed picture of your spine in the neck area. This section of the spine is made up of seven vertebrae and eight pairs of spinal nerves.
This is a non-invasive imaging procedure that uses a magnetic field and radio waves. Unlike procedures that use radiation, MRI is a safe and effective alternative.
Sometimes an MRI is performed after administration of a contrast material. The contrast is given intravenously before or during the procedure. Its purpose is to add information to the pictures.