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Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it. Also, I have been havi

Neck MRI showed "several top-normal diam lymph nodes scattered about the left jugulo-digastric chain, most notable at left Level II" as well as lymphadenopathy. This is where my doc felt the supraclavicular "mass", as he called it.  Also, I have been havi

Not sure of question: It sounds like your doctor found a "mass" in your neck above your collar bone and recommended an MRI. This confirmed the presence of lymph nodes in the same area, some of which were slightly large, at the upper ("top normal") limit of normal. These could be reactive... responding to some inflammation/infection nearby or neoplastic (tumor). Depending on other symptoms, observation or biopsy is next ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Bad idea to have contrast CT & contrast MRI in same day (i.e., too much, different contrast at once)? Should I request creatinine test 1st?

Bad idea to have contrast CT & contrast MRI in same day (i.e., too much, different contrast at once)? Should I request creatinine test 1st?

Radiologist: Your radiologist is likely to test you for creatinine, especially if there is any doubt about your renal function. Beyond that I would rely on the judgment of the radiologist. ...Read more

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I had a an MRI with gadolinium, my creatinine and bum normal, but i might have had a kidney infection during the mri. Could i still develop nsf?

I had a an MRI with gadolinium, my creatinine and bum normal, but i might have had a kidney infection during the mri. Could i still develop nsf?

Very unlikely: Nsf, nephrogenic systemic fibrosis, is very unlikely to develop if you have normal kidney function. Only time will tell, but if you have normal kidney function, weren't in kidney failure, and don't have cirrhosis... Again very unlikely. ...Read more

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Blood test shows Creatinine 92 eGFR 58, Urine analysis shows hemoglobin 2 and Leukocytes 250. No fever or pain. This was a test for MRI dye. help?

No contrast.: Do you know why your urine and creatinine are abnormal? Treating that first, if you can, would be ideal. It looks like you should have an MRI without contrast to avoid Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy/Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, debilitating conditions with no cure. ...Read more

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BUN = 24. Creatinine = 0.59. BUN/Creatinine Ratio = 40.7. Potassium = 5.4. Doc said I'm ok, but are my kidneys okay? I had MRIs w/ dye 3 days earlier

BUN = 24. Creatinine = 0.59. BUN/Creatinine Ratio = 40.7. Potassium = 5.4. Doc said I'm ok, but are my kidneys  okay? I had MRIs w/ dye 3 days earlier

Hydration: The ratio of BUN to creatinine suggests that you were not properly hydrated when the blood was taken for the test. As and when you repeat the test, make sure you drink enough water before the test, even if you have to be fasting for the test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Why would a post fusion MRI still show herniated discs at the levels fused? One level has a cage and one does not.

Why would a post fusion MRI still show herniated discs at the levels fused? One level has a cage and one does not.

Timing: If surgery was recent, there may yet be disk swelling and leakage, but over time the disks should desiccate and shrink. If surgery was a few yrs ago, you may be experiencing problems with degeneration above and below area of fusion, a not uncommon complication. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I got my MRI results back, it states, Multiple Schmorl's nodes are demonstrated, particularly evident at and about L3-4 level. What does that mean?

I got my MRI results back, it states, Multiple Schmorl's nodes are demonstrated, particularly evident at and about L3-4 level. What does that mean?

Schmorl's nodes: Schmorl's nodes represent an abnormality in the discs that are between the vertebral bodies in the spine. They show up when a bit of the center of the disc, called the nucleus pulposis, herniates into the cartilage covering the top or bottom of the vertebral bodies. They are seen on about 20% of people without back pain so they are not a good marker for the cause of back pain. ...Read more

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What can be causing level 1 B lymph nodes to be noted on a mri at 9 mm?

What can be causing level 1 B lymph nodes to be noted on a mri at 9 mm?

Many things: Most common will be reactive. The lymph node is reacting to "something". Inflammation in sinus or tooth like that. If there is an underlying cause then that could also be a cause. Way down on the list of things to cause lymph nodes to be 9 mm is a cancer. Not likely to be number 1 on my list of things ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more