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I recently had a cervical mri. I see white patches on c3, 5 & 6. C4 is almost solid white; the others are all grey. Can squamous cell carcinoma mets?

I recently had a cervical mri. I see white patches on c3, 5 & 6. C4 is almost solid white; the others are all grey. Can squamous cell carcinoma mets?

Squamous: Cell carcinoma can metastasize, but it is difficult to assess the significance of your findings without actually viewing the images and knowing the technical parameters of the scan. Talk to your doctor about the results, or feel free to upload your images and request a virtual consult via HealthTap concierge. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Ultrasound showed a solid ovarian cyst 5cm 6 weeks ago. Recent MRI says there's nothing. I feel mass by myself and have pain, too. What's happening now?

Ultrasound showed a solid ovarian cyst 5cm 6 weeks ago. Recent MRI says there's nothing. I feel mass by myself and have pain, too. What's happening now?

See gyn: At the size mentioned, it should be palpable.
If truly gone, it was a cyst and the fluid is gone and absorbed.
If not an exam and possible ct may clarify. ...Read more

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I got an MRI that showed 1.6cm solid mass on interpolar region of kidney. Ct scan didn't show it. Is this norma?

I got an MRI that showed 1.6cm solid mass on interpolar region of kidney. Ct scan didn't show it. Is this norma?

Sometimes, yes: Mri and ct are two entirely different ways to image tissue. It is possible for something to be visible on one exam and not the other. ...Read more

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3cm (growing) solid exophytic renal nodule. Am I probably in the 80%? Has taken va 6 months for CT and ultrasound and months more for MRI

Renal nodule: The majority of solid kidney lesions or masses are malignant. I would see a urologist who can go over the different treatment options. The size and location of the mass dictates what kind of treatment is best ...Read more

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I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment?

I had impact with my had and a solid object at around 40 mph xrays show no break in bones and MRI revels bone bruise is a cast appropriate treatment?

Depends: A bone bruise, in and of itself does not need to be protected in a cast the way a fracture would; but casts csn be helpful to control swelling and pain from a bone bruise, and potentially improve function. ...Read more

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Mri says adnexal lesion 3x2cm near the uterus, not ovary. T/v u/s says in pelvic sidewall. Solid low density. Gyn/onc says benign, should it biopsied?

Mri says adnexal lesion 3x2cm near the uterus, not ovary. T/v u/s says in pelvic sidewall. Solid low density. Gyn/onc says benign, should it biopsied?

See below: I think that is a question best asked of your gyn-onc. Without imaging studies to look at (as well as an exam of you) the gyn-onc i9s the best one to make that call. ...Read more

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I have ringing in the ear after using the neti pot. Doctors see no fluid in ear. Ct and MRI have both come back normal. What else can I do for this?

I have ringing in the ear after using the neti pot. Doctors see no fluid in ear. Ct and MRI have both come back normal. What else can I do for this?

See specialist: Perhaps you have a viral process affecting the inner ear such as a labyrinthitis. I don't know what kind of doctors you are referring to who have seen your ct ; mris studies but if the condition continues perhaps you should ask to be referred to an audiologist to test your hearing to make sure that it is intact if nothing else seems to be amiss. ...Read more

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Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?

Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?

Would be unique: In most cases, the lower strength mri's in the range of 1.5 t, would not have the clarity or resolution to sort out. However, a higher field strength MRI in the range of 3.0 t or even higher, might distinguish such changes. ...Read more

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What is the condition called? My mother had a MRI and they are suggesting she see s neurosurgeon to have a shunt implant to remove fluid/water from the brain. There is a name for her condition but can't remember the initials it goes by. She has memory los

What is the condition called? My mother had a MRI and they are suggesting she see s neurosurgeon to have a shunt implant to remove fluid/water from the brain. There is a name for her condition but can't remember the initials it goes by. She has memory los

As: As described in the answer of my colleague, normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph) is a rather common condition afflicting many patients.
The patient should be evaluated by a neurologist, and often a spinal tap can be performed to remove some fluid-volume in assessing the patients probable response to a shunting procedure. If the patient does well after the tap, the chances of a favourable outcome after shunting are very good. The shunting procedure as such is in most cases very low risk and requires only a short surgical procedure and commonly a 1 night hospital stay. ...Read more

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What does an MRI not see in a head scan?

MRI: MRI of the brain is a useful tool to evaluate neuralgic symptoms and conditions. Especially a Pituitary issue. The key thing is monitoring labs especially prolactin level. Periodic reassessment of size is critical. A team approach with intents, Neurology and Neurosurgery is ideal. An MRA if the brain is done to evaluate AVM'S and Aneurysms. ...Read more

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How often do you see MS with no MRI findings?

How often do you see MS with no MRI findings?

Not MS: At your age, if you had MS, it would be obvious clinically and MRI images would fully confirm. But, on occasion, brain shows few if any lesion, and spinal cord does demonstrate the problems. If your doctor is uncertain, might want to get Neck MRI ...Read more

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I'm looking for my blood and mri results I thought I could see them on here?

I'm looking for my blood and mri results I thought I could see them on here?

Results: Blood and urine results can be seen on manage my health but not on smart health. If your doctor provides that service then ask them to enrol you on manage my health. ...Read more

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With an MRI are you able to see clear images of the cranial nerves to see if there is trauma or not?

With an MRI are you able to see clear images of the cranial nerves to see if there is trauma or not?

YES, MAY HELP: Some high resolution scanners do a very good imaging job, and often can even see tortuous blood vessel compression of trigeminal nerve causing tic douleureux. But if a problem occurs within the skull, might be better to check with cat scan. However, if no swelling, bleeding, or tumor, the films are not necessarily perfect, as nerve problems can exist without full visualization. ...Read more

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Is an emg more accurate than an mri? The MRI showed fluid on the nerve and I wanted to know if the emg will give more info on it!

Is an emg more accurate than an mri? The MRI showed fluid on the nerve and I wanted to know if the emg will give more info on it!

Complimentary: The MRI shows the anatomy of a nerve and whether it is enlarged/severed or being pushed on by nearby structures. Emg tests how the nerve transmits electrical signals and, as such, is a test of nerve function. Mri shows anatomy and EMG tests how well the nerve is working. ...Read more

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I have a broad-based herniation (c5). Is it particularly bad and will it heal with pt? Please see mri. Http://i39.Tinypic. Com/34fxi53.Jpg

I have a broad-based herniation (c5). Is it particularly bad and will it heal with pt? Please see mri. Http://i39.Tinypic. Com/34fxi53.Jpg

Appears mild: First, only two images are provided and any MRI evaluation requires viewing of all sequences and all planes. That said, the two images you provided suggest that the disc protrusion is relatively mild. ...Read more

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Could mri see potentially normal sized lymphnodes as cancerous or is it too small? I don't know if they r enlarged so should I do mri to be sure?

Could mri see potentially normal sized lymphnodes as cancerous or is it too small? I don't know if they r enlarged so should I do mri to be sure?

MRI lymph nodes: MRI is an excellent imaging modality for evaluation of lymph node presence, size & shape. However, lymph node enlargement alone is not proof that cancer is present - a biopsy would be required to confirm the presence of cancer. In addition, cancer may occasionally be present in a small lymph node (s). ...Read more

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Why would a rheumatologist want to see MRI of my brain? What is it he's looking for?

Why would a rheumatologist want to see MRI of my brain? What is it he's looking for?

To assess: Usually to assess inflammation of the brain or inflammation of the blood vessels within the brain. Best to discuss with your physician about the reason for the test. ...Read more

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Can dr see your health file like MRI that's been posted?

No: Your personal health information is protected by hippa laws. Your records are private and can only be reviewed by the ordering physician or those whom you have authorized. ...Read more

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Can you see the aorta on a lower back mri?

Can you see the aorta on a lower back mri?

Yes: The aorta anda vena cava are easisly seen plastered on the front of the spine youvan see the diseased aorta on plain lateral xray. ...Read more

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Having MRI of pelvic, what will they be able to see?

Having MRI of pelvic, what will they be able to see?

Everything in pelvis: It has higher resolution than pelvic ultrasound (which is more commonly used). It can settle unclear pelvic ultrasounds, and can detect certain areas, conditions better than ultrasound (ex. Adenomyosis). More accurately determines the number, distribution of fibroids as well and is a requirement for anyone considering avoiding hysterectomy and having their fibroids treated with embolization (ufe). ...Read more

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Can MRI without contrast see pituitary tumour from cushings?

Yes it might: If it shows, then it has been useful. But one can not exclude its presence if no contrast was used. So if there is strong suspicion, then a repeat MRI with contrast may be more certain and more definitive study to rely on. ...Read more

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Getting MRI what should they see if my lupus has gotten worse?

Getting MRI what should they see if my lupus has gotten worse?

Depends: Many times Lupus activity, would be gauged by patient complaints, physical exam findings, and labs. I would need to know what area of the body you are getting the MRI of? MRI has certain roles in lupus such as those with possible brain, abdomen, or lung involvement. ...Read more