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mri of lumbar spine with contrast

A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It depends: on the "issue" in question. If it is simply a workup for back paiin, contrast is probably not needed. If it is a workup for tumor/metastatic disease ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience Family Medicine
MRI Time: The actual procedure for the MRI could take up to approx 45 minutes for each level. A ct scan takes less time but does expose you to radiation. The M ... Read More
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Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
MRI: Based on the time required for each anatomical region, the quality and number of MRI sequences may be short changed if more than two regions are exami ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Normal: Likely you are seeing fluid in the bowel on the t2 (fluid signal) images.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Nefcy
38 years experience Radiology
Not too much: The area of fatty replacements and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine are not significant, and pose no future problem for you. However, the chron ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: That is normal. Radiologists usually report the level as part of their regular reporting.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goodman
26 years experience Radiology
Gas or calcification: Dark spots ( low signal intensity) can be many things depending on location and MRI pulse sequence. The most common reasons would be gas or calcificat ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Not worried, no. It could have simply been a misread by the radiologist; sometimes the findings of surgery can be subtle and so a radiologist may hav ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: Steroids greatly reduce pain from many causes. You still need to see what is causing your pain.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Can cause pain: however what it is is another matter. What you describe could be an abscess. Dorsal places it at a location of synovial cyst. It is best to discuss th ... Read More
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