A 36-year-old female asked:
migraine history mra/mri results: right a1 anterior cerebral artery is hypoplastic. right p1 posterior cerebral artery is markedly hypoplastic. low lying cerebellar tonsils, no chiari. borderline high riding left jugular bulb.what's the significance?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
How it is: The description you provided describes the anatomy seen on the MRA/MRI
The significance needs to be correlated with your clinical exam and findings.
Without more information difficult to say much more. Consult your ordering physician for complete diagnosis.
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Do all babies who are exposed to hand, foot and mouth syndrome always get sick?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
After 2 years of age: Pacifiers may be soothing to infants who have a very strong sucking instinct. By two years of age this instinct should be extinguished and the pacifier may start causing deformity of the palate and teeth.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Doctors sometimes request a bone scan, CT or MRI scan before deciding on the best course of treatment. Why is this?
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Dr. Rishi Kumaranswered
Anesthesiology 8 years experience
Find/confirm illness: With any imaging method (mri, ultrasound, etc...), the pros/cons must be weighed. What information will the imaging provide to arrive at a diagnosis? Is it cost effective (although patients seldom worry about the cost)? Do i need a live, real-time view (as in ultrasound) or a more detailed view (as in ct/mri)? Is the patient at higher risk of harm from radiation (try to avoid in pregnancy), etc...
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A 21-year-old member asked:
I have ametal platein my leg, and need anmri scanof my low back. Will the metal plate prevent me from getting the mri?
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No: Before your MRI you will be asked a series of questions to determine if the MRI is safe for you. The metal plate in your leg should not prevent you from getting an mri. If you become uncomfortable during the scan, you may have to stop and take a break.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
I was in an accident 3months ago had X-ray of my neck due to whiplash. I've been seeing a chiropractor but it still hurts. Should I get an mri?
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes if not improved: If you are still hurting without any real improvement or if it is feeling worse, then a MRI would be indicated unless the pain is mild and not affecting your life.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
My son is 17 and plays football. Complaining of ankle hurting and pains shooting up his leg. Does he need a mri?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Exam first: There has been a lot of great diagnostic skill derived from years of training & practice that your physician can bring to the process of examining a patient.After an exam, the physician can decide if additional studies are necessary prior to treatment.
5.7k viewsReviewed Mar 31, 2021
Last updated Dec 23, 2017
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