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shadow on the spine following mri scan

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Dr. Amrit Singh
50 years experience Cardiology
.5 hr.: about half an hour. MRI takes longer and is noisy than CT Scan, but gives more valuable info. After CT scan, may have to do MRI but not vice versa.

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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marina Glibicky
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MRI: There are too many, you should ask your doctor what he/she is suggesting. It depends on clinical presentation, symptoms and previous tests.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rothfeld
36 years experience Radiology
Depends on where: In the spine they could be a hemangioma or a lipoma, benign bone lesions... In the spinal cord.......Multiple sclerosis, tumor, or cord trauma. T ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
MRI: Varies with the technique, but may take about an hour.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Too vague...: I'm sorry, but without the specific diagnosis that was given to you it is impossible to be able to determine the type or severity of your problem. I ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Talk to your Doctor,: Apparently you have a benign lesion in your spine, which has been monitored for last 8 yrs. No one but your treating doctor would be able to give you ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
See a specialist: If you have not been to a spine or pain specialist, now is the time. You are already requiring opioids to adequately manage you pain. Therapy, injec ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
ComplexQuestion.B12?: The answer has a lot of subtlety & will depend heavily on SYMPTOMS that you are experiencing. So use HealthTap Prime or talk to the doctor who ord ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vikas Patel
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on if you have nerve symptoms. If you have only back pain or sciatica type pain but no weakness or numbness or bowel or bladder problems, the ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simant Shah
11 years experience Emergency Medicine
Non-significant: This usually will mean that there is bulging of the lumbar disks, but you should not have and clinical symptoms as its very small. In other words, it ... Read More
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