BayCare offers convenient online scheduling for mammograms, X-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, and more.
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the spine, also known as a lumbar MRI scan, does not use X-ray radiation. It instead uses a powerful magnetic system to make images of the lower spine. It can create dozens or sometimes hundreds of images in a short time.
Spine MRIs are conducted for low back pain, leg weakness and numbness, spine injury, trauma, herniated discs, multiple sclerosis or bladder problems.