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effects of mri on the body

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
36 years experience Family Medicine
MRI and SideEffects: MRI does not use Ionizing radiation like X-rays and CT scan. There are no known harmful side-effects associated with temporary exposure to the strong ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
39 years experience Radiology
Not much: For an MRI without contrast, there is little known risk or complication, as long as the patient is pre-screened for wires and metal. MRI studies are m ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Fernando Mesta Carrillo
Specializes in Medicina Ocupacional
Yes it is safe...: Very small amounts of some forms of gadolinium contrast (about 1% of the injected dose) are retained in the tissues, mostly in the bones, with tiny am ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
No: The contrast is removed from your body by the kidneys. Menstruation should have no effect on this process.
Dr. Larry Grissom
43 years experience Radiology
No: Mri contrast is excreted through the kidneys and should not be related to the menstrual cycle.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Both very safe: However, MRI is likely safer because it does not use ionizing radiation like ct. Mri is essentially a very fancy radio, and ct is a very fancy x-ra ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: No.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
Call around: Cost can vary significantly between hospitals and free-standing imaging centers.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
14 years experience Radiology
Yes: Mri exams can be done for essentially all body parts, unless there is a contraindication such as implanted metal not compatible with the mr scanner.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
20 years experience Interventional Radiology
Most every part: MRI can be used virtually from head to toe. It can be used to evaluate the brain/spine, bones/joints, muscles, the heart, abdominal organs and pelvic ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It would: show the enlarged lymph nodes and other abnormalities that might be associated with lymphoma, but definitive diagnosis would probably require a biopsy ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Approximately.: Human body is never perfectly symmetric. The radiologist knows when something is amiss and when something is attributable to genetics or injury.
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