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Would a mri of the brain show a posterior mass in the neck since they are close in proximity? or would an mri of the neck specifically be needed?

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Dr. Paul Garrett answered

Specializes in 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 generated by choosing "pulse sequences" which are meant to evaluate certain tissue for specific findings. Neck and head technique does differ. Find out from your provider if MR workup of the neck is warranted in the first place.

Answered 10/3/2017

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