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how long will an mri with and without contrast take for the area of the brain, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine?

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Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience Family Medicine
MRI Time: The actual procedure for the MRI could take up to approx 45 minutes for each level. A ct scan takes less time but does expose you to radiation. The MRI does not expose you to radiation.
Answered on Jun 18, 2019
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Dr. Ken Yonemura
36 years experience Neurosurgery
MRI: Based on the time required for each anatomical region, the quality and number of MRI sequences may be short changed if more than two regions are examined in a single session.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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