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does mri show cancer

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
MRI provides an: Anatomic image. It shows normal and unexpected things characterizing make up and behavior. Suggests benign or malignant, but need biopsy to prove..
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: The most common pituitary tumor is an adenoma which is benign. Cancer is very rare in the pituitary gland.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harry Zegel
49 years experience Radiology
See answer: Endoscopy is the best exam for identifying an esophageal cancer! a barium esophogram may also help in detection. Chest ct or MRI may have benefit in s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
MRI: Without having MRI report sent over for review, no telling what it may be.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Sometimes: Mris can show cancer in the brain, spinal cord, liver, muscle, and breast. . But mris aren't usually done to "screen" for cancer. The MRI must be done ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal cancer: If the cancer is in the spine, then a post contrast MRI would like demonstrate the cancer.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: If it reached a certain size and the specific type of cancer. X-ray will show calcification and bone mostly.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Sometimes: Certain tumors of bone and soft tissue have appearance and characteristics that may be visible on radiographic studies.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Not definitively: Advanced imaging can reveal abnormalities in the bone and soft tissue. The gold standard in identifying if the abnormality is in fact a cancer, is to ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Hope non cancer: There are many causes of back pain , not just cancer like arthritis, herniated disc presessing on nerves or spinal cord , muscle spasam etc , your do ... Read More

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