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Can An Mri Spot Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
A mass: A tumor by definition is a swelling. And i tend to agree it might look different. Mri uses many different pulse sequences to image your body. The tumor can stand out on some sequences and on others can look the same as surrounding tissue. This makes interpretation difficult. But most tumors have mass effect. Rarely they will be infiltrating and have no mass effect. Your doctor can show you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. If one has lymphoma and does a neck CT scan of swollen lymph node, would the CT scan show an abnormality that leads to a biopsy or can it miss it?
No test perfect: But a contrast enhanced ct scan of the neck performed and interpreted well should see any enlarged lymph nodes. Unfortunately, sometimes disease is located in lymph nodes that are normal in size. That is why for lymphoma, pet/ct is often performed for restaging. See your doctor and decide what further workup is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it will help: You need to show it to your doctor or go see an ENT specialist who can examine this swelling. A ct can be a confirmatory test which you doctor will order if needed. ...Read more
Highly: Recommended to give contrast when evaluating for brain tumors, demyelinating disease, and other diseases too numerous to describe here. ...Read more
Will a CT scan (no contrast) detect cervical cancer if it's stage 2B or above? I realize a CT can't diagnose cervical cancer, I'm just wondering how likely it is that something would show up on a ct.
It'd be possible that a doctor diagnose a malignant brain tumor just from an MRI or does a biopsy need to be done to diagnose it?
Can an xray show liposarcoma? After an xray of mass, doctor ordered MRI of the mass. Could it be because the doctor is suspicious of malignancy?
No: Ultrasound does not penetrate bone, so ultrasound is never used to evaluate bone lesions. Ultrasound can detect fluid, as well as muscles, tendons and ligaments, . ...Read more
Mri alone: Contrast is to look at blood vessels. Scar is dead tissue. No blood vessels. Dead skin. No contrast required. ...Read more
Can MRI detect tumors(benign/malignant)? The MRI only shws a lesion at the right optic nerve near the globe.Do i need a PET scan to find out more? Thx
MRI: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) can detect various tumors, especially if it is used in the context of what is called Multi-Parametric MRI (MPM). MPM uses various characteristics to help distinguish malignant from benign. Google this term to learn more. Thus, one of the variables that should be used is called DWI (diffusion weighted imaging) and that helps decide if a lesion is malignant or not. ...Read more
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solid or cystic: Ultrasound can tell if a lesion in the kidney is solid or cystic. A simple, uncomplicated cyst is usually nothing to worry about, and therefore no further workup would be needed. However, an ultrasound cannot tell if a solid mass is benign or malignant, so if the lesion is solid, further evaluation would be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does medullary thryroid carcinoma will show anything on an ultrasound? Nodules or tumor will be visible? Can it be present in a normal looking thyroid
Resolution of U/S: Hi. Like all imaging modalities, there is a limit to what you can see with U/S looking at the thyroid. All cancers begin as a single cell gone bad that clonal expands (bear in mind possibility of multiple independent foci of MTC such as in MEN2's and FMTC), so at some point in their infancy, all MTC cancers are below the limit of resolution on U/S. Once nodules are biopsiable, FNA helps evaluate. ...Read more
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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