A female asked:
Disclaimer

if someone goes an mri on the neck would that show everything or depends what you are looking for ?

1 doctor answer
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 nodes, salivary glands, pharynx, etc). In either case it won't show "everything, " but depending on the type of symptoms, it may be the best test.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 38-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 43-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
6
6 thanks
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Not optimal but: Sometimes, especially large vessels with significant damage/dissection can be detected by mri. Mra (mr angiography) is much better at imaging the f ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
2 different things: These sound like two different problems, the symptoms of which, however, can overlap. I would recommend consultation with a spine surgeon.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month