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Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience in General Surgery
No: There is no pain involved. You just need to lie still for approximately one hour.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Nice pictres...: A very hi-tech, no radiation way of taking pictures of our bodies to aid doctors in helping pinpoint what is going on in a particular area of our body ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Freedman
37 years experience in Radiology
Best for soft tissu: Pro: you can see soft tissue better, some things , just can't see with ct especially useful in brain, spine, liver, any joint disorder.Uses no ionizin ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends: Length of an MRI study depends on what area(s) of the body is/are being imaged, whether the study is done without & with contrast, whether any complic ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Explanation.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_magnetic_resonance_spectroscopy
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Schmidt
36 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
MRS or MRI: MRI is magnetic resonance imaging a type of medical imaging MRS is MR spectroscopy a rarer medical type of exam based on the science behind MRIs in p ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience in Cardiology
Same: Those are equivalent terms for the same type of imaging. No x-rays or iodine containing contrast is used for MRI studies. Here is a helpful link. ht ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Less radiation: MR has no radiation whereas CT does. In that regard, yes. Imaging should be fairly equivalent too.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
45 years experience in Radiology
No: Only adverse effect of MRI is heat deposition which is inconsequential provided patient has no metallic foreign bodies or pacemakers.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
No, CT spacial image: detail quality (partially older technology with more improvements over time) remains much superior to MRI. Yet CT is radiation, MRI (actually NMRI) no ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Quite different: Ct involves xray type radiation with cross sectional imaging in transaxial, sagittal, and coronal projections. Nuclear medicine, internal irradiation ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience in Family Medicine
MRV advantages: "Contrast media-enhanced MRV, however, is more reproducible and less susceptible to artifacts." "...MRV to have both high sensitivity (range, 87.5%–94 ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Herskovits
39 years experience in Dentistry
YES MANY: Wisdom teeth, seeing fractures, before implant surgery, TMJ etc.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience in Pathology
No known association: Mri relies on changing nuclear atomic spin, and does not change the chemical bonds of molecules, which can alter dna and cause cancer. However, the u ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience in Psychiatry
Treats Depression: The brain is an electric organ as much as it is a chemical one. Tms "activates" a specific part of the brain which relieves depression. It is safe an ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
34 years experience in Phlebology
?body part?: Mr venography can give us a noninvasive assessment of veins - often including te direction of flow. The major use in the female pelvis is to evaluate ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience in Cardiology
Ventrivculography: Both are different tests with different techniques. Contrast ventriculography is a cardiac catheterization procedures used to assess heart pumping fun ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience in Cardiology
UltraSOUND: I think you mean cardiac ultrasound (also known as echocardiography). They look at different things. Echo sees over all function, wall thickness, cham ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Not usually: Not usually nuclear medicine affecting ct but the opposite. However ct scan with intravenous iodine contrast materials can affect thyroid scans and th ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Both are accurate: in the hands of a skilled sonographer ultrasound is also a good method. All three techniques are useful to map the veins
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Sometimes same dose: Background radiation at sea level: 3 msv per year, denver residents get: 6 msv per year, cross country flight: 0.02 msv, x ray chest: 0.06 msv, ct he ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Friedman
45 years experience in Radiology
Yes: College of radiology was afraid the word nuclear in NMR would scare people away. Know what else MRI stands for?
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