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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
MRI doesn't explain: "No mass, no lesion detected" in a Radiology report usually means a normal brain MRI scan. I assume that the scan was ordered for a reason (i.e., symp ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Maybe safer in some: Gadolinium contrast could potentially cause kidney complications on rare occasion. Mri without contrast will reveal areas of atrophy, stroke, bleedin ... Read More
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Lots of symptoms: Are you stating that you have symptoms of fatigue, weakness, frequent headaches, etc. And you would like to know if MRI w/o contrast is test to be don ... Read More
Dr. Michael Khoury
22 years experience Radiology
Www.usradreivew.com: If you would like a second opinion on your MRI study, visit www.usradreview.com
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience Psychiatry
Examples: Some nice MRI pictures and case examples here: http://ucbraintumorcenter.Com/files/conference-2011/4_gaskill_how%20to%20read%20your%20mri.Pdf.
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
It depends: There are many different types of brain tumors with variable appearances on a brain mri. Most appear as an abnormal mass of tissue often with edema ( ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
Atrophy: 'volume loss' means that the brain has a smaller overall volume than normal. This is usually due to atrophy, which can be caused by small vessel ather ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience Radiology
Read more here: Please see this articles (and its related articles) for a good summary of info on the actual MRI procedure: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/mri ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Get the report: A radiologist has already read your brain MRI and dictated the findings. You should be able to get a copy of the report. If you are simply curious ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not likely: An MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field rather than conventional radiation and so is real safe. The largest contraindication/risk is if you have ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Something Different: An abnormal MRI can mean many things. In general, it means that there is something there that the radiologist does not normally find. It could indic ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe, maybe not: Of course, anything can happen in life. However, in order to live a normal life, we humans cannot worry about the unpredictable rare events. So, one s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
?CTA: Suspect advice to have CT angiogram, to evaluate large vessels in neck and base of brain. You could ask whether your MRI showed some suspicious area, ... Read More
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