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Atypical hemangioma on spine MRI. Why spine MRI can't determine cancer? Full-body scan recommended but how about whole-body MRI to avoid radiation?

Atypical hemangioma on spine MRI. Why spine MRI can't determine cancer? Full-body scan recommended but how about whole-body MRI to avoid radiation?

Not performed.: Contrary to what you might have been told, a "whole body MRI" is almost NEVER performed - it's too expensive, & the technology doesn't work to make it easier. A PET or PET/CT scan is a better test for detecting cancer, but unless you have SYMPTOMS indicating cancer, the chance of picking something up is remote. It wastes your time, worry, & money. Hemangiomas are common. TTYD or use HealthTap Prim ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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What it mean atypical hemangioma found in Spine MRI?

What it mean atypical hemangioma found in Spine MRI?

Vertebral: Hemangiomas are common incidental findings on spine MRIs. They are generally of no concern, so much so that some radiologists might not bother mentioning them on the report. From a radiologist's point of view, calling a hemangioma atypical would indicate that the hemangioma doesn't completely fulfill all of the classic imaging criteria, but is still likely a hemangioma. ...Read more

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Had MRI spine. Showed small T 2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemangioma. Is this concerning?

Had MRI spine. Showed small T 2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemangioma. Is this concerning?

Not at all: As long as they are small there is no significant risks. Small splenic cysts are fairly frequent findings. Hemangioma of the spleen less common than in the liver but as long as they are small cause no significant issues ...Read more

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Scared. Had MRI of cervical spine in 2009 and 2010.Incidental finding of large hemangioma. No action evet taken. Recent back pains. Ref. To neurodurgeon.

Scared. Had MRI of cervical spine in 2009 and 2010.Incidental finding of large hemangioma. No action evet taken. Recent back pains. Ref. To neurodurgeon.

Patience: Hemangiomas are discovered often on mris and are usually incidental (not the cause of the problem, just found coicidentally). If you have changing or worsening symptoms, then repeat MRI is indicated along with follow up with an orthopaedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. It looks like you are already on track for that. Remain calm and wait until you can discuss this with the neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?

MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?

Not too much: The area of fatty replacements and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine are not significant, and pose no future problem for you. However, the chronic wedge deformities may be due to prior trauma with injury to the vertebral bodies, or possible osteopenic compression fractures. Discuss with you doctor about possibly osteoporosis or other bone abnormality, and how to limit further injury. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: spine mri?

Imaging study: Mri is a non invasive study that allows the evaluation of soft and none tissue. No none side effects at this time. ...Read more

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Would cancer show up in a full spine mri?

Would cancer show up in a full spine mri?

Spinal cancer: If the cancer is in the spine, then a post contrast MRI would like demonstrate the cancer. ...Read more

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Does a herniated disk always show up on a spine mri?

Does a herniated disk always show up on a spine mri?

Yes: A good quality MRI should demonstrate all herniated discs. ...Read more

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Trying to locate the cheapest but best quality location to get a spine MRI done in central Indiana. Closer to Indianapolis the better. Any suggestions?

Trying to locate the cheapest but best quality location to get a spine MRI done in central Indiana. Closer to Indianapolis the better. Any suggestions?

You can try: Calling your insurance company, they may have a list of preferred providers with lower cost. If not, acr. Org has a list of MRI accredited facilities sortable by geographic location, you can start there and then call around for pricing. ...Read more

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Does a t spine MRI look at the lungs?

Not well: A thoracic spine MRI is set up to visualize the anatomy of the thoracic spine. Some parts of your lung will be seen but not the entire lung and not with protocols that are designed to be diagnostic for lung disease. ...Read more

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My lumber spine MRI shows conus medullaris terminates at lower L2. Is it normal or low lying conus medullaris? Signal morphology is normal though.

My lumber spine MRI shows conus medullaris terminates at lower L2. Is it normal or low lying conus medullaris? Signal morphology is normal though.

Pretty much: The conus medullaris does usually terminate between the L 1 and 2 vertebrae, so the finding you are describing is not likely significant or causing symptoms. ...Read more

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Can spine MRI preformed with and without contrast? Why it's done this way?

Can spine MRI preformed with and without contrast? Why it's done this way?

Depends: Spine MRI can be done without contrast because disks and soft tissues can be distinguished from the nerves and bones. We order MRI with and without contrast in patients with previous back surgery to distinguish scar tissue (which changes signal intensity on the MRI with the contrast) from disk material (which doesn't). We also order contrast if there is concern for possible infection or tumors. ...Read more

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I would like help to understand MRI report. Had a l-spine MRI done received results today.?

I would like help to understand MRI report. Had a l-spine MRI done received results today.?

See provider.: The best source for understanding your MRI report would be the physician or health care provider who ordered the examination. ...Read more

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Hi. I have had a spine mri and the receptionist says my results say satisfactory. Does this mean there is nothing wrong with me?

Hi. I have had a spine mri and the receptionist says my results say satisfactory. Does this mean there is nothing wrong with me?

Speak to physician: Or nurse: generally speaking, a satisfactory report is benign; however, get your information from a medical professional, not the receptionist. ...Read more

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What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI normal, lumber spine fine.

What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI normal, lumber spine fine.

See pain management: Impingement of the S1 nerve can lead to weakness and erratic nerve pain down one leg. The interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage nerve impingement pain. Ask your PCP for the specialist referral. ...Read more

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Can lying in bed for 13-16 hours a day cause sciatic nerve compression spine MRI clear?

Not the cause: Usually bed rest helps relieve some of the sciatic symptoms, and hard to conceive how it could cause such issues. On the other hand, piriformis syndrome can compress the nerve in the buttock (peripheral sciatica), and sacro-iliac issues might be considered. Best bet for diagnosis and help is an experienced osteopathic physician. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the thoracic spine MRI without dye?

Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the thoracic spine MRI without dye?

You can drive: Without contrast, you can drive after mri. If contrast is used, it is best to bring a driver in case there are any problems (very rare). ...Read more

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Pain in the upper back and shoulders since 2 years. Spine MRI is normal. Can it be nerve damage.?

Pain in the upper back and shoulders since 2 years. Spine MRI is normal. Can it be nerve damage.?

Unlikely: It's probably musculoskeletal, and may be due to how you sleep, and your sleeping surface or type of mattress. Also could be due to activity your perform frequently at work, or for leisure. Doesn't sound serious, but if it prevents pub from normal activity, try changing the things mentioned above one at a time and look for improvement. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could you look at my cervical spine MRI and give your opinion? (Not to be taken for medical advice.)

Could you look at my cervical spine MRI and give your opinion? (Not to be taken for medical advice.)

Sure: You can try concierge I'd be happy fo what symproms are you having? I can also interpret the reading just need symptoms and reading ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 57 year old mother's spine MRI to have every disc completely black? (every disc)

Yes: As discs age, they lose moisture content (desiccate). This shows up as loss of the normally bright signal on t2 images of an MRI scan -- they get dark. When the discs bulge, or worse, herniate posteriorly into the spinal canal, then problems such as spinal stenosis or nerve root compression can arise. This can cause pain and/or nerve injury in the lumbar spine. ...Read more

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At what disc segment does a spine MRI stop and where does coccyx region start? Will the s4 & s5 be included with the coccyx, it wasn't for the spine?

At what disc segment does a spine MRI stop and where does coccyx region start? Will the s4 & s5 be included with the coccyx, it wasn't for the spine?

Lumbar spine MRI: Typically includes images from the 11th or 12th thoracic vertebra through the mid sacrum. Unless specifically requested, a lumbar spine MRI will not include the lower part of the sacrum or coccyx. If an MRI of the "sacrum" or "pelvis" is requested, the coccyx is included. ...Read more

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Who reads the lumbosacral spine mri?

Who reads the lumbosacral spine mri?

Your radiologist: Your radiologist. Your orthopod (if you were referred and he ordered the study) will probably take a look as well, for any surgical planning, etc. But ultimately a radiologist will make the final read and is responsible for the findings. ...Read more

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Found multiple lesions on spine mri? Neurologist said perineural cysts. Could this be cancer or mets?

Found multiple lesions on spine mri? Neurologist said perineural cysts. Could this be cancer or mets?

If noted on MR.. .: ...The appearance of mets=u have a primary tumor, an mr is very good at recognizing benign from malignant, so trust ur neurologist ; ask 2 have a second interpretation from another radiologist. Usually most departments have neuro radiologists, ; if not ask 4 it 2 b sent out 2 one. Very easy 2 do as all is digital. Example mayo clinic images r read in any 1 of their venues, not the 1 images wr done. ...Read more

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Who's best to read lumbosacral spine mri?

Radiologist and: Your ordering doctor, some doctors are trained how to read MRI and some are not. ...Read more

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What can you see on a lumbosacral spine mri?

What can you see on a lumbosacral spine mri?

Many things: An MRI of the lumbosacral spine allows the radiologist to evaluate the bones, ligaments, spinal cord, nerves, muscles, CSF (fluid around the spinal cord and nerves).

One can see fractures, tumors, spinal cord disease, herniated discs, and arthritis to name a few things. ...Read more

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more