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Doctor suspects avm or narrowing of vessels in brain from mri have upcoming angiogram can they be wrong im told this is strictly for exploration

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Diamond
44 years experience Family Medicine
Probably correct: Probably correct to do further studies for brain MRI findings. It is for evaluation (not "exploration"), and if there is a problem it may be addressed ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
MRI can have: False positive findings. Angiogram good idea. See radiologyinfo.Org to see about the agram.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: Mris are good screening tests for the avm. The final test is the angiogram. That is because this is a dynamic test, meaning that one can see the flow ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Perhaps: The angiogram will be the gold standard to determine if you have an avm. It is better at visualizing this condition than the mri.
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: An MRI is a screening tool that can detect an avm. The cerebral angiogram provides a more detailed view of the vessels in the brain. It is true that t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Prematurity: No. Premature babies are fragile medically and often will not stay still without sedation. Sedating a premature baby for an elective MRI study could l ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Ultrasound not MRI: The normal treatment of premis in 1989 may have includes a screening cranial ultrasound to look for bleeds or other anomalies. MRI was just starting t ... Read More
Dr. Aimee Barton
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Depends: On what decade they were born and their course. Extremely premature infants born these days DO get MRIs to look for white matter damage related to the ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Symptoms: The symptoms could be quite varied for an aneursym or avm, but would include headache, changes in vision (spots, blurring, transient loss of vision, e ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Not likely: Hi. Every measurement has limits of resolution, so in theory, a small enough AVM below the limits of resolution on the MRI would be missed. But I woul ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Rosin
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Sort of: An MRI is very sensitive but not always as specific. It picks up images that appear abnormal. They may require further studies to determine whether i ... Read More
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Chest pain: Description of the pain including duration ,frquency,aggravating and relieving factors may be helpful. chest pain with normal coronaries could be due ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Way too small: There may be some SLIGHTLY YOUNGER...eagle eyed colleagues out there who can see the details of your photo...but not I young lady. If you'd like to p ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Safe: MRI will not affect lattice degeneration.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
It's possible: usually the testing would pick that up. If concerned, the Dr. would order possibly a CT Angiography or an MRA. Discuss these concerns with your Neur ... Read More
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