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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Limitations: No, a better view of nerve compression will be available if MRI is chosen, but the CAT does reveal nice images of fusion integrity, and surrounding ve ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Need follow up: Looks like surgical complication fom your recent surgery. Ask your PCP re benefit CT vs MRI but surgeons like to do their own imaging if they need to ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
28 years experience in Neurology
"Contrast" : "contrast" is a preparation that is used in medical imaging to increase the visual difference between similar or adjacent tissues. Contrast can be as ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes. : If you don't have a pacemaker or other contraindications, MRI can demonstrate caused of a pinched net r they ct scans miss.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
L4 and L5 discs: The disc between l4-l5 is consider to be the lumbar disc L4 and the one between l5-s1 is the L5 disc.
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
You need diagnosis: The left leg issues may be peripheral nerve or due to lumbar nerve compression, but would wonder about prior stoke or even spinal cord compression in ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: The radiation exposure form these studies is not likely to measurably increase your risk of cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegeta ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Radiation: That amount of radiation will not increase risk of breast cancer, it can affect the fetus if you are pregnant.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the "issue" in question. If it is simply a workup for back paiin, contrast is probably not needed. If it is a workup for tumor/metastatic disease ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience in Family Medicine
MRI Time: The actual procedure for the MRI could take up to approx 45 minutes for each level. A ct scan takes less time but does expose you to radiation. The M ... Read More
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