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How long does it take to get results from a brain MRI? I had it Monday , it's now Saturday and I haven't heard anything. I'm worried.
Depends on center: Most imaging center and hospital radiologists will create a formal report of your study any where from within a few hours to a few days of your scan. This is then sent to the ordering physician. How quickly they review these reports and contact you is unknown but you should call their office and set up an appointment to review your results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If i had an brain MRI done and they found something serious, would they notify me right then and there? I had one done yesterday and i'm so nervous.
You: Deserve quick answers, but the standard allows doctors to wait for the radiologist to read, and then send the report. Call your ordering doctor and tell him you are worried. They like to speak to you in person, but make them realize how concerned you are and how much knowing sooner would help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NUMEROUS ITEMS: Brain MRI is quite precise and allows very discrete images of large and small strokes, areas of old or new bleeding, abnormal blood vessels and tumors, congenital brain malformations, focal and diffuse areas of inflammation, such as infections or multiple sclerosis or vasculitis, etc. ...Read more
See long answer: Your dr. Needs to exam you, and place the need for imaging, such as a “brain mri” in appropriate clinical context. There are detailed criteria that are used in making this determination. You can view them on the website for the american college of radiology appropriateness criteria: http://www.Acr.Org/quality-safety/appropriateness-criteria/diagnostic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not in the US: Not as done in the us.Get a more detailed answer ›
Many things: There are many causes of an abnormal MRI other than cancer. This list is not all inclusive but may give you an idea of the number of disorders causing an abnormality. Vascular causes include stroke , hemorrhage, a-v malformations, demyelination from ms, lymes disease, infectious causes, hiv, abscess, viral infections, metabolic disorders such as wilson's disease, leukodystrophies and age related dis. ...Read more
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