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what does an mri of the neck show

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Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Do a proper study: If even part of a neck mass is on the head study, it should be noted in the report. If it is not mentioned, it likely wasn't covered. MRI images are ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Depends: An MRI of the neck can either be targeted to look at the cervical spine and discs or can be targeted to look at everything in front of those (ie lymph ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Head MR: A typical mr of the "head" shows only the head and not the neck region. To see the neck that would have to be ordered in request for the study.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Many things: Mri of the neck is performed without or with intravenous contrast and allows us to evaluate the muscles, soft tissues, bones, glands (parotid, submand ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lotfi Hacein-Bey
39 years experience Radiology
Spine or ENT spaces: Mri of the neck could mean a study of the cervical spine, and therefore would show disc herniations, vertebral problems and spinal cord problems. It c ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
A 3d image: Of the ankle showing all of its anatomy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Quite a bit: The MRI will show the disks between the vertebrae, the vertebrae themselves, the spinal canal, the spinal cord (if the study is of the cervical or tho ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See below: This depends on what you are looking for. Ultrasound does a very good job of evaluating soft tissue structures such as muscle, nerves, blood vessels, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Magnetic resonance : An MRI of the brain shows the blood vessels indirectly because the moving blood creates a "signal void". A magnetic resonance angiogram of the brain s ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
MRI: Yes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Need more info: "spots" can mean a lot of things. Most commonly, there are small areas of increased signal on t2 or flair MRI sequences which generally represent sma ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Castleman
14 years experience Internal Medicine
CT brain: One of the most common reasons to order CT brain without contrast is to rule out a cerebral hemorrhage - new blood shows up better, and can be obscure ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
Major abnormalities: Ct is typically used in the acute setting to look for blood. It can also show major abnormalities such as masses and edema from large strokes. Ct is ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
The spine: Bony vertebrae, disks between them, nerve roots in the spinal canal with surrounding spinal fluid, tip of the spinal cord, some of the sacrum, and sur ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
6 years experience Neurology
Sometimes, yes: MRI brain is done in HA mostly to rule out serious problems like tumor, inflammation, infections, abscess causing HA, which is non-responsive to meds ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Wood
25 years experience Endocrinology
Pituitary anatomy: Greetings, a pituitary MRI +\- contrast is done to evaluate the potential causes of pituitary hormone abnormalities. Typically, this would be lookin ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamran Janjua
21 years experience Radiology
Need context: "hypointense" means "dark" signal on either t1 (more likely) or t2 weighted sequences. These mean different things, and thus more info is needed. Y ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
Benign and common: Hemangiomas are seen frequently within the vertebral bodies (spine) on MRI and are a benign finding. They have a characteristic appearance.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
Don't worry: Vertebral hemangiomas are very common (up to 30% of lumbar spine MRI in some studies). They are benign, usually asymptomatic and have a very characte ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfred Parkhill Hand
20 years experience Radiology
lungs...: Lungs, heart, mediastinum (the proximal pulmonary arteries and veins), the aorta, the thoracic spine, ribs, shoulders, lower neck, and parts of the up ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
It can: Especially when significant.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Neuropathy: neuropathy.. may need an emg with nerve conduction testing. see your physician.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Allows detail: An MRI is magnetic resonance imaging and gives clearer detail of anatomy than a standard xray by being able to differentiate between various structure ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Sinuses: CT of sinuses reveals sinus anatomy and pathology. Also surrounding structures including nasal cavity, skull base. It will show pathology that may be ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in th ... Read More
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