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carotid artery doesnt show in the mri

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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Instructions: I suggest to discuss this result with Doctor who prescribe this test for you because all MRI result requires correlation with clinical presentation. A ... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Low value finding.: Why? 2 reasons: 1. Spacial resolution of MRI (even more so than CT) is very low compared to the complexity of the anatomic structures named & 2. A ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: No the MRI will not show the carotid arteries. It evaluates brain matter, not vasculature. MRA of head and neck will evaluate vasculature. US of the c ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, I would say so.: Especially w/loss of peripheral vision. Get to an Ophthalmologist ASAP,even if you have to go to ER.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Need CT angiogram: Flow void on MRI means that in flow is not seen with MRI technique this could be artefact. Ct angiogram or angiogram can help to make sure that arter ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Not yet!: Follow up with pcp about diet, statins, ; frequency of follow ups.
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience Radiology
Movement: “The term “flow void” generally refers to blood that is moving within a vessel. Produces a dark appearance which is normal and expected. Considered ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience General Surgery
Not necessarily: It would be easier and cheaper to see a surgeon experienced in evaluating neck masses. He or she may be able to tell you that you don't need anything ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arterial wall: To see detail in an arterial wall you need to have an arteriographic study. A regular MRI would not likely show this.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pat ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Maybe: Depends on the technique they employ. It is certainly entirely possible to accurately see the carotids if they include it in the field of view.

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