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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Mri (Overview)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists specifically trained in mri.


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What are the benefits of doing an MRI with contrast? I had one without contrast and it was normal. They are wanting to rule out anything in my inner

What are the benefits of doing an MRI with contrast?  I had one without contrast and it was normal.  They are wanting to rule out anything in my inner

MRI: Some abnormalities are only visible when made brighter with contrast enhancement, others are more easily delineated or more accurately assessed. It depends on what they are looking for. Sometimes contrast not necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
5 doctors shared insights

Mri (Overview)

Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists specifically trained in mri.


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What is a mri?

What is a mri?

MRI safety: Before your MRI you will be asked a series of questions to determine if the MRI is safe for you. For example, people with pacemakers should avoid MRI since the magnet in the machine can disrupt your pacemaker. ...Read more

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What is an MRI?

What is an MRI?

Magnetic Reasonance: MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. It uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to make pictures of organs and structures inside the body. Unlike X-ray or CT, there is no ionizing radiation with an MRI. MRI gives different information about structures in the body than can be seen with an X-ray, ultrasound, or CT scan. ...Read more

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What is a cine mri?

What is a cine mri?

Motion sensitive MRI: A cine MRI is a special type of MRI image in which a series of static images are obtained at different times and then played back as a movie. Cine MRI is helpful in evaluating tissues that move such as the heart, flowing blood, or cerebral spinal fluid. It is occasionally used in evaluating bowel, joint or muscle motion. ...Read more

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Who can't get an MRI?

Who can't get an MRI?

Patients: With certain implanted devices like pacemakers, and other indwelling or non removable objects with ferromagnetic properties. ...Read more

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Are nerves seen on MRI?

Are nerves seen on MRI?

Yes, as long as..: Yes, as long as you restrict the meaning of "nerve" to its proper definition of one of the large named peripheral nerves e.g. median, trigeminal, common peroneal; or the nerve ROOTS in the spinal canal; or the roots, trunks and cords of the brachial and lumbosacral plexuses. You can't see individual neurons or terminal branches such as nerve endings in the skin. ...Read more

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Why would I need a mri?

Why would I need a mri?

MRI is simply using: Radiowaves and magnetism to image your body. It lets us see many things and your doctor would best help you where it is most useful. It is super important for imaging of the brain and spine. It is very important for imaging of the prostate and breast. It is good for almost any kind of imaging if done properly. It does not use ionizing radiation and therefore is safer than using xrays. ...Read more

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What does MRI stand for?

What does MRI stand for?

Magnetic Resonance : Magnetic resonance imagining. Basically an MRI puts your body in a magnetic field which causes electrons and protons to allign in certain ways and special sensors and lots of computer power create a picture of whatever is being scanned. Neat huh? No x-rays are involved with a mri. ...Read more

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What does function MRI do?

What does function MRI do?

Images activity: Of activity of portions of the brain during certain activities. ...Read more

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How to interpret MRI results?

How to interpret MRI results?

You can: Initiate a HealthTap consult, upload the images and report, and discuss. I would be happy to do it. ...Read more

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What does cnt mean on a mri?

What does cnt mean on a mri?

Www.usradreview.com: If you would like a second opinion on your MRI study, visit www.usradreview.com ...Read more

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What is an MRI without contrast?

What is an MRI without contrast?

It is: A standard MRI examination performed without the injection of intravenous contrast material("dye"). Some types of MRI studies require contrast, others don't. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to do MRI?

Drum roll please!: Answer: When a CT just won't do! Ta BAHHHHH!

Or when your doc's a neurologist, neurosurgeon, or neuroradiologist! Anyhow, NECESSARY...the list can be huge & exhausting to go through 1 item at a time. But sort of think of it as the need to know DETAILS(MRI) vs. the need to know GENERALITIES (CT). Example: You want to know if blood is on the brain- CT vs. How old is the blood- MRI. ...Read more

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What does an MRI of the back show?

Quite a bit: The MRI will show the disks between the vertebrae, the vertebrae themselves, the spinal canal, the spinal cord (if the study is of the cervical or thoracic spine as the spinal cord ends in the lumbar region), and the nerve roots. Surrounding soft tissues will also be included. ...Read more

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How painful is back MRI procedure?

How painful is back MRI procedure?

Not likely: The MRI process is essentially painless. The only real discomfort involves staying still on a hard table for the duration of the study. ...Read more

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How do you read an MRI in general?

MRI: Radiologist with special training can interpret mri. ...Read more

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Please how many does and MRI cost?

Around $1500-00: Varies, depending on the sites and complexity. On an average $1500--00 +. ...Read more

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How can I hide my cuts for my mri?

MRI : Not sure I understand the question. If you have injured yourself, or are thinking of injuring yourself, please seek medical attention or talk to someone ASAP. ...Read more

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How to read the results of my mri?

Review with your doc: After you mri, a radiologist will review the images and create a report. The report is then sent to the doctor that ordered the mri. The best thing for you to do is to go over the report with your doctor and ask any questions you may have. ...Read more

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Is open MRI as good as closed MRI?

No. : The open mris can sometimes come close, but the closed magnets just provide better images. ...Read more

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Is MRI used for rheumatic diseases?

Is MRI used for rheumatic diseases?

Yes: It is used for many reasons in rheumatic disease. It does not replace or change the value of plain X-rays and other types of tests. The key is always using the correct test to get the answers needed. Your doctor will be the best one to make this choice. ...Read more

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Will health insurance pay for a mri?

Will health insurance pay for a mri?

IF MRI was indicated: If your insurance program requires preauthorization, that must be done before the exam is performed in order for the MRI to be reimbursed. Otherwise, assuming the insurance company covers the particular MRI study you had and paperwork was submitted properly, the exam should be reimbursed. Fiinally, it is important that the clinical symptoms match the type of MRI being ordered. ...Read more

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When is an MRI clinically warranted?

Need history first: Without clinical history, it is impossible to answer this question. ...Read more

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Is full body MRI scanning effective?

Is full body MRI scanning effective?

NOT POSSIBLE: The doctor usually orders the MRI of a specific body part (head, chest, abdomen/pelvis, shoulder, knee etc) where the symptoms are located or where the disease is suspected. A whole body MRI is not possible because there is no such thing as whole body coil which is the essential part of getting an MRI image. Each body part has a separate coil for getting a mri. ...Read more

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How much does a full body MRI cost?

Call around: Cost can vary significantly between hospitals and free-standing imaging centers. ...Read more

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Can anyone explain MRI / nmr history?

MRI was invented: By several teams of docs. One doctor invented a very slow method — which took 24 hours to image a glass of water. The other team in 1981 which received the nobel prize was headed by dr. Lauterbur and he used something called fourier transformation which mathematically speeds up the reconstruction of the image to make an image in minute instead of hours. We now can imaging in seconds. ...Read more

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What should I expect from MRI results?

What should I expect from MRI results?

I'm not: Really sure I understand the question. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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