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Doctor insights on: Do I Have To Go Into The Mri Machine Fully If Having The Liver Scanned

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How many difference can there be in RV-EDV between two Cardiac MRI's when there is no change in heart size, how accurate is the MRI machine?

How many difference can there be in RV-EDV between two Cardiac MRI's when there is no change in heart size, how accurate is the MRI machine?

Machine is accurate: However each machine has its own characteristics. Each a little different than the other. Also each person doing the measurements will be a little different than the other person. Different yes. How different is the real question. The measurements should still be acceptable with a variation that is acceptable to your doctors. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Do I have to go into the MRI machine fully if having the liver scanned?

Do I have to go into the MRI machine fully if having the liver scanned?

Yes: Your liver has to be in the center of the MRI tunnel so your head will have to be inside the machine. If you were scanning your knee or ankle, then your head would be outside of the machine. ...Read more

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Mri of abdomen fully inside machine, what is it called?

Mri of abdomen fully inside machine, what is it called?

MRI: Mri can be performed in an open or closed magnet. For MRI if the abdomen it is better to have it done in a closed magnet, it gives better images. ...Read more

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I'm having an "MRI abdomen w/wo IV and MRCP." It's how the order reads. How long will the procedure last & will I enter the machine head 1st. Or feet?

I'm having an "MRI abdomen w/wo IV and MRCP." It's how the order reads. How long will the procedure last & will I enter the machine head 1st. Or feet?

Variable: Mri scans typically take 40-60 minutes, but there are many factors that determine the length of time. How the study is protocoled and the machine itself. Most scans imaging the torso are done with feet into the scanner first. ...Read more

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Can a wide-open MRI machine be used for kidneys/abdomen? What r the chances a 5-yr-old could get through test w/o sedation? How risky is the sedation?

Can a wide-open MRI machine be used for kidneys/abdomen? What r the chances a 5-yr-old could get through test w/o sedation? How risky is the sedation?

Here's my thought...: First, we need to ask if the us study is reasonably enough to be more suggestive of benign cyst and if ct or MRI is really needed. If more favoring benign cyst, a follow-up us in 6-12 months would be sufficient. If really worrying about tumors such as wilm's tumor, ct or MRI is mandatory ; can be done safely under sedation or even anesthesia. Of note, modern monitoring for anesthesia is very safe. ...Read more

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I had an abdomen scan last week. I have go for an MRI as shadows on the liver and fat around the liver and slightly enlarged gallblader. I am worried?

I had an abdomen scan last week. I have go for an MRI as shadows on the liver and fat around the liver and slightly enlarged gallblader. I am worried?

It is normal: To be concerned. There is not enough information for me to speculate about the 'shadows' on the liver, if you have a fatty liver it is not unusual for small areas of non-fatty liver to look abnormal on ultrasound, so hopefully that is all it is. ...Read more

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Why do I have to have an MRI scan of my liver & splean?

Why do I have to have an MRI scan of my liver & splean?

MRI: Ask your doctor. Apparently blood tests and or physical exam or other imaging studies such as ultrasound prompted the decision to pursue the mri. The physician who ordered the MRI is the most appropriate person to resolve the question as to why it was ordered. ...Read more

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If lesion on liver from c/t scan. Will they do MRI of just liver or stomach too?

If lesion on liver from c/t scan. Will they do MRI of just liver or stomach too?

CT/MRI: The stomach will be included in the scan, but unfortunately the MRI tailored for liver mass will not be able to evaluate it well. It could probably pick up a large stomach mass, hiatus hernia, or severe inflammation, but really it does not adequately evaluate the stomach. ...Read more

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If liver lesion show on c.t.scan if blood work all normal....can MRI prove to be nothing?

If liver lesion show on c.t.scan if blood work all normal....can MRI prove to be nothing?

Liver lesion: If a focal liver lesion is identified on CT, it should be seen on MRI. MRI may help to provide a more specific diagnosis. It may not be nothing, but it may be benign. For example, hemangioma is a common benign liver lesion requiring no treatment. Contrast enhanced MRI (and contrast enhanced CT for that matter) tailored for liver lesion evaluation can help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why is taking a mri scan with braces possible but wearing chains and rings strictly prohibited? What prevents the machine from affecting them?

Why is taking a mri scan with braces possible but wearing chains and rings strictly prohibited? What prevents the machine from affecting them?

Magnetic metal: If implants in the body are deep inside and thoughts to have Ferrell magnetic properties, often times the MRIs are not permitted. Chains and things that contain metals which have magnetic properties should be removed if possible so that they don't migrate on the body during the change and magnetic fields that happen during the scam ...Read more

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Had an mri of foot. I didn't realise l had a metal zipper in my pants, l felt like I was being pulled in the machine. Will my scans still be ok?

Had an mri of foot. I didn't realise l had a metal zipper in my pants, l felt like I was being pulled in the machine. Will my scans still be ok?

Probably OK: Your MRI was being monitored by the technician and (s)he would have repeated any parts that weren't clear. Most zippers are made of non magnetic metal. ...Read more

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Mri report done 6--8 months ago, says few liver cysts[biggest 7mm ]which are non conserning- should I repeat scan to rule out 5% possibility of cancer?

Dr. Paul Velt Dr. Velt
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Mri report done 6--8 months ago, says few liver cysts[biggest 7mm ]which are non conserning- should I repeat scan to rule out 5% possibility of cancer?

Not for cysts: Not necessary to repeat MRI for liver cysts. If there is a reason to look for cancer, that would be another reason for an MRI. Actually ultrasound is also very good to follow cysts, and relatively inexpensive. And just as good. Hope that answers the question ...Read more

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Is an MRI or CT scan better for looking at liver disease?

Is an MRI or CT scan better for looking at liver disease?

It depends on the: Disease that is being evaluated. They are complementary exams, and depending on what your doctor is looking for, one or another or both might be appropriate in a particular situation. ...Read more

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Can ultrasound, ct scan or MRI detect cirrohsis of the liver?

Can ultrasound, ct scan or MRI detect cirrohsis of the liver?

Yes,: But sometimes the findings are not specific, and biopsy may be required if there is a question. ...Read more

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I had an upper abdomen scan and have to go for MRI as shadows showed up and fatty liver and slightly enlarged gall bladder. I am worried tho my gp noy?

I had an upper abdomen scan and have to go for MRI as shadows showed up and fatty liver and slightly enlarged gall bladder. I am worried tho my gp noy?

It is normal: To be concerned. There is not enough information for me to speculate about the 'shadows' on the liver, if you have a fatty liver it is not unusual for small areas of non-fatty liver to look abnormal on ultrasound, so hopefully that is all it is. ...Read more

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How long are you in the MRI machine for a heart scan? Can they put you in feet first?

How long are you in the MRI machine for a heart scan? Can they put you in feet first?

About 45 mins: Most scanners would put you in head first. The scan length varies but should be around 45 minutes. Most scanners let you wear their headphones and listen to music if you wish. At the very least they will give you ear plugs as the MRI is loud. ...Read more

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A small black spot on my liver the size of a penny was found during an ultrasound. I'm being sent for an MRI scan but am worried sick?

May be nothing. ..: This may just be a benign area in the liver. There are several things which can develop - cysts, benign tumors (adenoma, focal nodular hyperplasia). The MRI should help tell what this may be. Liver cancer is rare if there is no cirrhosis in the liver. Hang in there. ...Read more

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Had small amount cancer removed from liver now I've got to have spleen and liver mri scan already had several scans does this mean they fond something?

Had small amount cancer removed from liver now I've got to have spleen and liver mri scan already had several scans does this mean they fond something?

Explanation: This is regular procedure to have MRI spleen and liver done before or after cancer removal. For planning next step of treatment. Necessary diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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What liver disease? Alkphos548&650, gammaGT526&742, plasma ALT152.liver biopsy waiting results. Had xray, scans MRI. Found polys, so gallbladder removed

What liver disease? Alkphos548&650, gammaGT526&742, plasma ALT152.liver biopsy waiting results. Had xray, scans MRI. Found polys, so gallbladder removed

Stump the chimp: Can't tell from the numbers. Lot's of diseases could do this. If we could tell from the numbers there would be no need to perform a biopsy. Biopsy should be definitive or narrow the list down dramatically. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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