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Does an MRI scan hurt?

Does an MRI scan hurt?

No: Like the name says, it is a scan. No scan hurts. It's just scanning you not touching you. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Mri (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Should I do a mri scan.?

Should I do a mri scan.?

Yes.: If a medical professional has recommended an MRI then it is important for your care to obtain the study. An MRI has no pain and no radiation. ...Read more

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How much time does and MRI scan take?

How much time does and MRI scan take?

It depends: It depends on the type of scan. Probably 20-45 minutes for most scans. ...Read more

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Should I worry about MRI scan dangers?

Should I worry about MRI scan dangers?

Safe procedure: Mri is one of the safest medical procedures. Risks result from incompatibility of some medical devices such as pacemakers. You will be screened to make sure you do not have a device or condition that would place you at risk. Other potential risks result from mild heating (similar to that from exercise), noise, and claustrophobia. Most patients have no problems with the procedure. ...Read more

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What information does an mri scan give?

What information does an mri scan give?

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. ...Read more

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What can you do to prepare for an MRI scan?

What can you do to prepare for an MRI scan?

Claustrophobia: Many people who have never had an MRI study before are concerned about experiencing claustrophobia during the scan. There are multiple methods to deal with this issue including meditation during the scan, having the MRI on an "open" machine to reduce the sensation of claustrophobia, or having the doctor that requested to study also prescribe a medication such as Xanax (alprazolam) to help you relax. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to get an MRI scan?

What exactly does it feel like to get an MRI scan?

Read more here: Please see these articles (and it's related articles) for a good summary of info on the actual MRI procedure:

http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/mri-procedure. Html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much an MRI scan costs the nhs?

Can you tell me how much an MRI scan costs the nhs?

Variable amount: Cost of MRI depends on what is being scanned. The cost also depends on where it is done. In Florida the cost of a spine is different that the head. Medicare also has variable rates ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pet and a MRI scan?

Very different: Pet is a technique for measuring concentrations of positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals and presenting these as a metabolic image of the body. F18-fdg, a "radioactive sugar", is the most commonly used radiopharmaceutical in oncology. Mri uses a combination of a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce anatomic images of the body without the use of radiation. ...Read more

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What to do if I had an MRI scan and the report says?

MRI report: What does the report say? You can ask your doctor for clarification, or post a specific question about the report. ...Read more

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Do I need an injection or anything before an MRI scan?

Not usually: Most MRI studies are done without contrast. The studies done with contrast usually include an injection part way through the study. Occasionally, if a person is claustrophobic, the Doctor may give you a shot before the study to help you relax. Discuss details with your Doctor, or the staff of the MRI center before you go there. ...Read more

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What would experts say about alternative to a MRI scan?

What would experts say about alternative to a MRI scan?

Depends: It depends on your symptoms and the area of the body that is being scanned. There are other imaging modalities available, including CT, nuclear medicine and Ultrasound, as well as routine x-rays. Some patients cannot have an MRI study due to claustrophobia or contraindications to MRI, and these patients can be scanned with these other modalities. Discuss alternative imaging with your Doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait for results for MRI scan?

Can you tell me how long to wait for results for MRI scan?

Varies: Every testing facility has a different turn around time. The results then get sent to your doctor, and each office has a unique turn around time as well. ...Read more

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Please advise me what do I have to do to prepare for an MRI scan?

Please advise me what do I have to do to prepare for an MRI scan?

Not much.: Just try and relax and bring any information regarding and implanted "thing" (if you have any) in your body. You don't usually need to fast or anything like that. However, if you are having a breast MRI it needs to be scheduled around certain parameters of your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Have a MRI scan to go to am well sacred what can I do to be relax?

Have a MRI scan to go to am well sacred what can I do to be relax?

Don't worry: Many people get scared about the mri. But there's nothing to worry about. It's not an x-ray so there's no radiation. However, it takes longer to scan, it's noisy, and the tube is smaller. So the main problem is claustrophobia. If you have that or suspect you may feel that, let your doctor or the radiologist know beforehand and they can give you a low dose sedative to help you relax. ...Read more

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Mri scan service near westport, ma?

Mri scan service near westport, ma?

MRI facilities: You can go to the American College of Radiology's website, ACR. Org, and find geographic listings of accredited facilities. ...Read more

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Does alzeihmers show up on an MRI scan?

Does alzeihmers show up on an MRI scan?

Yes: Increasingly more neuroimaging data is becoming available illustrating brain white matter changes seen in alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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How long will an MRI scan on the spine take?

How long will an MRI scan on the spine take?

.5 hr.: About half an hour. MRI takes longer and is noisy than CT Scan, but gives more valuable info. After CT scan, may have to do MRI but not vice versa. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel sick during an MRI scan?

Is it normal to feel sick during an MRI scan?

Likely anxiety: The test is really quite easy. You lie on a platform that slides into the machine. Often headphones are provided for your favorite music. You just lie still and let the machine take pictures (you will hear some tapping sounds as the machine works). Sometimes an IV injection of contrast is given during the exam (depending on what is being evaluated). ...Read more

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How can I have an MRI scan with claustrophobia?

Ask your provider: While open MRI can be an option, the magnet is much weaker than closed mri. This means the picture quality is not as good, like the difference between an inexpensive camera and a professional one. For some areas of the body, the open is okay. For others (spine in my practice) the higher quality is critical. Sedation can be used to deal with claustrophobia. Your provider can guide you. ...Read more

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Are there any possible side effects of MRI scan?

MRI Scan: There are very little side effects of an MRI scan- there is no radiation nor any contrast containing iodine.
Some MRI scans use gadolinium as a contrast to identify certain conditions-- a reaction is possible but very low. If someone has a very very low kidney function, they cannot have gadolinium, however can have a standard noncontrast MRI.
Ask your doctor for specifics to you or your scan type. ...Read more

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Why can't alzeihmers be diagnosed with an MRI scan?

Why can't alzeihmers be diagnosed with an MRI scan?

Alzheimers: Alzheimers can not be definitively diagnosed without a brain biopsy, and this is not done till post mortem. Many people have muliinfarct dimensia which is causing there probelm. This can be seen on CT or MRI. Often the conditions overlap and both can cause the dementia symptoms. Alzheimers shows nerofibrillary tangles on microscopic exam. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an MRI scan and an mrcp scan?

MRI: An MRI scan is a general and broad term used to describe an MRI performed of a body part (head, abdomen, pelvis, wrist, etc.). An mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is a type of MRI scan that focuses on the pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver). ...Read more

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I'm feeling sick just before my first MRI scan. Is that normal?

Anxiety: This is not uncommon but you will find the procedure fairly easy. If you really need something to help you get through the exam ask your doctor for some anti-anxiety medication before the exam. Someone else will need to drive you there and home if you take it. Otherwise think positively and know that millions have had the procedure without any medication at all. ...Read more

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What is the chances for doctors to diagnose wrongly from MRI scan?

It's possible: That is why doctors use imaging only to confirm their suspicions of what they think the probable diagnosis is. If the MRI doesn't match with that diagnosis, then the doctor will choose to use something else. However, sometimes the radiologist may inadvertently read a film wrong due to artifact, or patient moving too much, and because they do not see patients. They just read films. They always state as a disclaimer that the doctor should correlate their findings with the actual clinical condition. ...Read more

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Hi, I suffer from petit mal. I had a mri scan will abnormalities show up.

Hi, I suffer from petit mal. I had a mri scan will abnormalities show up.

Not necessarily. If: Your most recent neurological exam had any new or abnormal findings, it would be more likely. ...Read more

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R there various types /grades of MRI scan? Ie, simple or enhanced one?

Yes: Yes, there are many types of MRI brain scans that can be done, depending on the clinical indication. Mri brain without contrast, MRI brain without and with contrast, mr angiography of the head, mr venography, MRI brain perfusion, to name a few. Some exams will include additional or advanced imaging sequences beyond the standard depending on clinical indication of exam. ...Read more

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I was wondering how I could have an MRI scan with severe claustrophobia?

"Open" MRI: Systems help some patients because they don't feel so enclosed. Your doctor can prescribe an anxiety medicine like valium on the day of your exam. If you take it make sure someone else is driving that day. ...Read more

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