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Do I Have To Go Into The Mri Machine Fully If Having The Liver Scanned
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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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