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Cancer On An Mri
Usually: Sometimes a spinal cord tumor, especially with extrinsic compression, can result in false localizing clinical signs, which could result in imaging at wrong level, but if precise, the MRI will show lesion. However, you say that you have B-12 issues, and this can cause spinal cord problems in posterior columns, which are also seen on MRI. Do you feel Concierge visit might help? ...Read more
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
Brief answer: Ct of chest is more accurate in detecting tumors, nodules, and lung disease. Mri /ct of chest are both good at congenital vascular and cardiac abnormalities.Ct shows coronary artery abnormalities.Ct for bone abnormalites, but MRI betterfor the marrow and soft tissue components. Certain bowel conditions can be identified with both modalities. The liver tumors and biliary system -mr. Kidneys both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: That is why it is called an indeterminate lesion. Best is to have your physician discuss with the radiologist who read it for their best opinion and then see an orthopedist who specializes in tumors. If appropriate, a biopsy is sometimes needed to determine the exact cause. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a growing presacral nodule that is nonhypermetabolic. Radiologist recommends mri. How could an MRI help diagnosis the nodule? Any rec on f/u plans?
More information...: Nonhypermetabolic is usually a good thing. Hypermetabolic is nonspecific ; could be infection, inflammation, or tumor. The nodule can be a lymph node or something else. Ct, pet, and MRI all provide complimentary info. Mri with contrast can show enhancement patterns which can help characterize the nodule. If it is growing it should be watched closely. Biopsy could tell what it is. ...Read more
Many kinds could.: The neck is an anatomically complicated region with many internal structures. A ct scan of the neck could show both primary and secondary cancers (tumors that started in the neck and tumors that have spread to the neck from other parts of the body). One primary neck cancer that might be seen on a neck scan is thyroid cancer. Lymphoma is another. Tongue / tonsil / larynx cancers also... ...Read more
Can CT scan miss lung cancer ? Can an MRI find it while doing scan on thorastic spine? Both without contrast
Had an MRI scan on head and neck, was wondering would the scan show any tumors or cancer such as brain tumor lymphoma throat cancer etc?
Yes: Yes, it would be very sensitive for detecting cancers in the regions scanned. ...Read more
Maybe: A mammogram is a special xray of your breasts and is very good at finding breast cancers. Screening mammography is recommended for women over 40 years old. see below Other xrays such as a chest xray do not detect breast cancers. http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=screening-breast ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adrenal tumors: Abdominal US may be limited in terms of depth resolution, depending on the areas scanned, and is less sensitive for adrenal tumors. CT scanning is quite sensitive for adrenal enlargement, and frequently detects tumors of the adrenal that are not clinically significant. Contrast may help differentiate some features of such tumors. ...Read more
Depends on size,loc: MRI's limited resolution in "standard" view can miss tumors <1 cm in size. Dedicated MRI of the orbits (eyes) can see tumors that are ~0.2 cm in size, but require a special order to perform. Also, the tumors show up in a way that can be confused with normal vitreous fluid in the eye, so often dye is needed, depending on location. Talk to an ophthalmologist about symptoms 2 c if MRI order's correct ...Read more
MRI scan for can....: Yes it can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Had an MRI on the lumbar spine. The radiologist noted in his impression that i had innumerable cystic lesions on my liver. What are cystic lesions?
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