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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corinne Deurdulian
21 years experience in Radiology
Review with your doc: Your doctor who ordered this study can review it with you and help explain anatomy and findings. If you are just reading the report, it will be diffi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
41 years experience in Neurology
Dr. Alain Hyman: You can send it to dr. Alain hyman. Call 212-535-9770 to make arrangements.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zeyad Morcos
21 years experience in Neurology
See neurologist: you are reporting 39 total, you need to see a neurologist.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
MRI : Do you have a specific question you could post? The general question of how to interpret an MRI is beyond the scope of the HealthTap forum.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in 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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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Usually: The standard MRI of brain takes images from the frontal lobes to the bottom of the brainstem, the medulla.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience in Radiology
No: The x ray radiation in a CT has no measurable or known effect on neural tissues. 1) dose is way too low and 2) nerves are relatively radioresistant si ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Merely technical: Looking directly at base of brain and pituitary requires slightly different cuts and angles, as the focus is directed to a small area of brain, but th ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it can.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: It is possible to see brain swelling from tumor on non contrast CT. FYI there are better modalities to test for this such as MRI.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Yes.: A noncontrast brain MRI can detect MS lesions. However, the addition of contrast can increase the sensitivity of detecting smaller and more active le ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Migraine Workup: In atypical migraine headaches, MRI venogram is sometimes performed to rule out clots in the sagittal sinuses which could be causing the problem.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Phillips
25 years experience in Neurology
Bright stuff !!: A ct of the brain is really good at visualizing highly calcified objects (think x-rays) such as bone. Blood can be visualized in areas where it shoul ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
This is a: nonspecific abnormality that can be associated with a variety of demyelinating processes including MS. There are usually changes in the brain as well ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
25 years experience in Radiology
Depends: I believe you are asking which is better, MRI of the brain or mr angiography. An MRI of the brain details the structure and morphology of the brain a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Nope: Sometimes you can see evedence of bleeding. With traumatic brain injury sufficient to cause changes on ct typically survival is markedly reduced. Cert ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
YES: YES.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar
24 years experience in Neurosurgery
Good question: Ct scan with contrast are quite sensitive to lesions about ).5-1cm in diameter. Mri brain +/- contrast is even more sensitive.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience in Neurology
Very safe in general: A plain ct scan really only caries the risk of a fairly modest radiation exposure, so we typically only start to worry about this for people who get m ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience in Psychiatry
Stimulants: Stimulants such as Cocaine and amphetamine exert their effects on the user's nervous system and change the user's emotions, behavior, and affects cogn ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Pituitary: This is a very good question. If the radiologist is not aware that the pituitary gland is of concern things in this small gland may be missed. I under ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
MRA for h/a: MRA would show even small aneurysms, so if you are concerned it may add some additional information about the vessels, including small or stenotic ves ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Depends: On size, location and symptoms. Your neurosurgeon should help devise a plan of follow up imaging to meet your needs.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience in Rheumatology
Depends: As the tumor grow in size, it will compress areas of brain that control movement, or it could cause headaches or visual symptoms.

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