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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on image: Magnetic resonance imaging with and without gadolinium contrast shows hyperintensity depending on type of images, T1, T2, diffusing weighted or flair ... Read More

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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Green
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
It depends.....: Usually MRI results are read by the radiologist early on... Within a day and usually right away. However, the results must usually be given to your ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Hyperintensity: refers to the how a spot looks on a particular MRI sequence (usually a FLAIR or T2 weighted image.) Quite often we see tiny white spots in the white m ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually : Read by radiologist the same day. Your doctor or doctors associate can call with results as soon as they are back. Should be back 48-72 hours after ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Aitchison
25 years experience 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
MRA report: Post a specific question about the report on HealthTap.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Possibly: There are variants of multiple sclerosis that preferentially involve the white matter of the spinal cord. In order to make a diagnosis of multiple scl ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
NO: Mri is an imaging device that is independent of function. Think of your car mechanic and a problem with your car. Lifting the hood and looking is li ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Not likely: Traditional MRI cannot diagnosis depression, nor other "functional" problems, such as dementia, etc. Imaging such as MRI can only assess anatomy. Th ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ramkaransingh
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Contact your doctor: Contact your doctor or the Radiologist who interpreted your MRI for an interpretation.
A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Try CONCIERGE: HealthTap CONCIERGE doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Certain medications (not all) can be prescribed. They can see photos ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Imaging studies do not show "everything". For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
That's what a : Radiologist is for..
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: I know it can be very frustrating sometimes, but brain-damaged does not always show up on any of the imaging studies that we have. Usually memory and ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience 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 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: The radiologist looks for any abnormal anatomical variation whether it be atrophy, malformation, infarction, hemorrhage, tumor or mass effect. Thanks.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: To evaluate for possible causes.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Spinal vs. MRI: These are different types of tests looking for different types of information. WE don't even know what the symptoms or the working diagnosis were.

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