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MRI Diameter

Postby syri » Sun May 18, 2014 11:12 am

What does it mean for the maximal diameter to be 6 x 5mm?

My question is about the notation. In some reports, there is only one number (e.g., 2.5mm) without an "x".

But in another report it has these two numbers: 6 and 5 separated by an "x".
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Re: MRI Diameter

Postby syrinx48 » Tue May 20, 2014 4:19 am

It could mean everything. It can be the diameter of the syrinx, but also the diameter plus length of the syrinx. You can only ask your doctor or radiologist for that matter.

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Re: MRI Diameter

Postby reedy » Tue May 20, 2014 4:53 am

An 'x' means 'by' and a '-' (hyphen) means to.

6x5 is 6 long by 5 wide, its two measures. 6-5 is an estimate of 6-5 wide, its one measurement, with some uncertainty.
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Re: MRI Diameter

Postby syri » Tue May 20, 2014 7:22 am

I thought that it could mean length, but that doesn't make sense in this case. 6x5 would mean the width is almost as much as the length when in fact the length of the syrinx is greater than its width. 6x5 would be boxy; this thing is long.
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Re: MRI Diameter

Postby reedy » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:55 pm

I've found a fairly surprising number of typos in my medical records, so definitely interpret the readings so that they match what you see on your scans.
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