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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: There is a big variety and it is definitely worth calling around for different prices, make sure you ask for full payment cash discount. Hospitals are ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Talk to the office: There is no standard fee for MRI and if you are inquiring what an out of pocket expense would be (for a cash pay patient or even with insurance) your ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Chuba
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes the test should include the Achilles' tendon
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Rosenthal
43 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Depending on the person doing ultrasound, his or her technical ability on utilizing ultrasound. I would prefer MRI and done by a experienced radiologi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Jefferson
24 years experience Podiatry
Need more info: Is there any pain or stiffness? Is this associated with any sport/fitness activity or trauma?
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Zuckman
41 years experience Podiatry
It is odd: That nothing would show on the mri! was the MRI performed with and without contrast. Soft tissues are usually very well defined on an mri. Any type of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Achilles: Swelling can occur/remain with injury or chronic problem. Probably bone issue is chronic, likely years in the making, from chronic tightness.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Tendon tear.: The MRI will help with isolating the problem, but in the meantime, it might be prudent to avoid using the foot in the same manner you are accustomed t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Not usually: Mri will show muscles changes if the nerve to a muscle has been severely damaged. However, this is not common. The nerves themselves can sometimes swe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No and yes: An ultrasound is not as accurate as an mri.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Mri may not show it: MRi primarily identifies soft tissue problems, muscle, tendon, fascia, etc. Calcifications are more difficult to identify. Plain radiographs and CT sh ... Read More
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