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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Analysis: A test, image, biopsy, examination, x-ray, MRI, CT Scan, etc., does not diagnose. Diagnostic aids provide information so that a health care practition ... Read More

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Do not worry: It is very rare for a 19 year-old to have pancreatic cancer and if an MRI did not show it, there is no reason to worry about it.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes,: but not just any MRI. The MRI should be specifically tailored to evaluate pancreatic masses.
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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Tissue for diagnosis: Mri can give anatomic detail that will guide your health care team in making an opinion about pancreatic cancer. A piece of tissue from your pancreas, ... Read More
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Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Not reliably : In patients that have portions of the pancreas removed for chronic pancreatitis, a certain percentage will have cancer cells there. It would be imposs ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Dominant mass?: If there seems to be a dominant mass in pancreas that seems abnormal, you deserve to have tissue obtained and sent to the pathology team for diagnosis ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: it's quite possible. I had a patient with abdominal pain who incidentally had a CT done, indicating a pancreatic mass, and follow up MRI confirmed th ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Highly unlikely: That said there is never a never or an always in medicine. Given your age doubtful
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Stop worrying, Steve! I'm glad you're okay. Maybe there's an organic cause, or maybe it's nerves. Really happy for you.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Every lesion seen doesn't mean its cancer. A biopsy would make sense if you would do something different with either a positive, negative, or non-diag ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
PET/MRI is: an emerging application. Theoretically PET/MRI should be at least as good as PET/CT, but the availability of PET/MRI is currently very limited.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Why worry: In answer to your question, i don't believe an MRI has any advantage over ct for pancreas lesions. You've had a normal u/s and a normal ct, so why ar ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. J Roberts
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26 years experience Vascular Surgery
CT, ERCP, MRCP: Thin-slice (3 mm) ct abdomen yields fine detail of pancreatic structures... Blood tests including tumor markers: ca-19-9, ca-15-3, and CEA can alert ... Read More
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