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what is magnetic resonance imaging (mri)

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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
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.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology 24 years experience
MRI: Mri is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions. Mri uses a powerful magnetic field, radio frequency pulses and a computer to produce detailed pictures of organs, soft tissues, bone and virtually all other internal body structures. Detailed mr images allow physicians to evaluate various parts of the body and determine the presence of certain diseases.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What information does anmri scangive?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Details: An MRI provides a very detailed picture of the soft tissue. Because the soft tissue of muscle is different that the soft tissue of the bowels, which is different than the soft tissue of the blood vessels, etc., an MRI delineates all these different tissues very distinctly.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the limitations of carotid ultrasound imaging?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
A lot: Mri is superior. Utrasound reliable in total block or excellent flow but unable to determine degrees of stenosis.
Dr. David Dinhofer
Radiology 41 years experience
I am afraid I have to disagree. MRI has a number of problems. Motion will ruin a study. MRI needs a lot of set up and hard to repeat if there is a failure. Claustrophobia, metallic implants, pacemakers and Kidney disease may preclude an exam. Resolution is better with U/S. It is easy to perform and less expensive. In good hands and with doppler, U/S may be more accurate than MRI.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is the best imaging technique to locate a tendinitis?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
None vs. MRI: In most cases, the diagnosis of tendonitis doesn't require any imaging whatsoever. That being said, I do find that tendonitis is frequently reported on mris of various joints, so if really warranted, it would be my choice of study.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Would an MRI be able to show pituitary cancer?

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Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery 49 years experience
Yes: The most common pituitary tumor is an adenoma which is benign. Cancer is very rare in the pituitary gland.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between an mri, mra and mrcp?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
What is studied: Mri (magnetic resonance imaging) looks at tissues/organs. Mra (magnetic resonance arteriogram) looks at arteries, for example to evaluate for an aneurysm. Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) looks at the biliary system (involving pancreas, gall bladder, liver).

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