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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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Sudden onset tingling and pins and needles after drinking alcohol. Liver and kidney labwork is normal. NCV and EMG normal. Brain MRI norml. Cause?

Pins &needles: This is difficult But if there has been a long history of alcohol use it could be a vitamin defficiency or an early alcohol induced neuropathy which does not show on testing yet. ...Read more

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Is a brain MRI used to detect or rule out alcohol induced brain damage?

Is a brain MRI used to detect or rule out alcohol induced brain damage?

Not typically.: Alcohol is a major cause of brain damage, and it has been estimated that one alcoholic beverage kills about 50,000 neurons. There are about 100,000,000,000 neurons in the brain. By the time the damage is detectable on MRI, there has significant brain damage. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have brain damage from one episode of binge drinking, and if so, would this be caught on a brain MRI?

No.: Really not, unless you drank so much you passed out and depressed your respiratory rate so much that you deprived your brain of oxygen. You may have fried a few extra brain cells, but nothing that would be noticeable. And no, you can't see a hangover on an MRI. ...Read more

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Would smoking cannabis or drinking alcohol with a brain tumor cause it to have potentially harmful or adverse effects on the person;make tumor worse?

Would smoking cannabis or drinking alcohol with a brain tumor cause it to have potentially harmful or adverse effects on the person;make tumor worse?

Probably not.: Those substances have little in common other than being considered 'bad' by some people. Medical cannabis is thought to be very helpful for cancer patients in many ways. I've not heard of alcohol's benefits, if any, but no problems either. Relax. Consider asking the oncologist involved for an opinion. Best! ...Read more

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Will the medication tamoxifen effect the results of a MRI of the brain? Would this medication cause the brain MRI to be inaccurate?

Will the medication tamoxifen effect the results of a MRI of the brain? Would this medication cause the brain MRI to be inaccurate?

Tamoxifen MRI: Tamoxifen can sometimes cause neurological side effects such as mood changes. However, there is no data that suggests that tamoxifen changes the anatomy or imaging of the brain. Tamoxifen is a very effective anti-estrogen drug for breast cancer prevention and treatment. ...Read more

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I had ocular migraines and one sided numbness and my brain MRI results show increased signals to subcortical and it is 3mm causes?

I had ocular migraines and one sided numbness and my brain MRI results show increased signals to subcortical and it is 3mm causes?

Need further Eval: Ocular migraines are a diagnosis of exclusion--by which I mean that there cannot be another explanation for the changes in vision reported. I am concerned about your subcortical changes on MRI and numbness, which could be the result of another neurologic diagnosis such as MS. Please strongly consider an evaluation with a neurologist sooner rather than later.... Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more

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Help I have headache daily ?! Brain tumor ? I am very stressed, lack of sleep, drink alcohol weekly, is this causing headache ? Dr won't do mri

Help I have headache daily ?! Brain tumor ? I am very stressed, lack of sleep, drink alcohol weekly, is this causing headache ? Dr won't do mri

Stress reduction: Many times headaches are due to benign issues. Getting proper sleep, doing some stress reduction techniques, and cutting out alcohol (which can dehydrate you and also lead to headaches) can all help. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol shrink brain volume?

Does drinking alcohol shrink brain volume?

It appears so: Studies suggest that moderate to heavy alcohol use is associated with a decrease in brain volume and the more alcohol consumed, the smaller the total brain volume. ...Read more

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Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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