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A 28-year-old male asked:

what is the definition or description of: functional mri?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Fast MRI Imaging : A form of magnetic resonance imaging of the brain that registers blood flow to functioning areas of the brain.
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 24 years experience
Functional MRI: Typical MRI reveals the anatomy of the body but gives very little information regarding the function of the body parts imaged. Functional MRI is a way of doing an MRI of the brain while the patient performs a specific task. As the patient does this task the MRI is able to make images showing which parts or the brain are activated during the performance of this task.

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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.
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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.
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).
A 51-year-old female asked:

Should I follow up on two white spots that showed up on my mri? My doctor was checking for ms. He wants me to go to duke university north carolina.

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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology 36 years experience
Yes !: You need to follow up with a neurologist. The "white spots" on brain MRI could certainly be white matter lesions of ms but imaging is non-specific. The MRI findings need to be described in detail as there are certain location of these white spots that are characteristic of ms. Mri also needs to be correlated with thorough history & neurologic exam.

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