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Do I Have To See A Specialist To Get A Neck Mri Without Dye Ordered
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
Spine MRI: Although your pcp can order a spine mri, but i advise you to be seen by either a neurologist of neuro surgeon inorder to be more specific, sometimes according to the symptoms may be you need to have an MRI of other part of the spine and also to have benefit of the spine MRI it is better to be reviewed carefully especially if eventually you need to be seen by the specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You do not need a specialist to order a ct scan, however your insurance may not pay for it unless a specialist orders it. This is one of the problems in us healthcare. Any doctor or qualified healthcare provider can order the scan...But insurance may not pay for it. Check with your insurer first. ...Read more
Yes: A bronchoscopy is a specialized procedure performed by a trained specialist, usually a pulmonologist to visualize & inspect the major airways and take samples of fluids, biopsies as neccesary, etc. Procedure also to localize lesions, obstructions, nodes among other indications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: If your primary physician suspects a problem with the esophagus, he or she may be inclined to order an "esophagram", which would likely be performed by the radiology department. This test can be ordered by your regular doctor - if there is a specific problem discovered, you may then need to see a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A hysteroscopy may be indicated for a number of gynecologic complaints (abnormal bleeding, polyps, fibroids, lost iud, etc). A hysteroscopy can be performed in the clinic or in an operating room, depending on the physician and the problem being investigated. Most ob/gyn's perform hysteroscopy, and yes you would need to have an evaluation with your gynecologist to detemine that you need this exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ordered no ,done yes: If you have symptoms that may require egd, best to be seen by gatroenterologist (gi md) first, then get scheduled; want to make sure it is indicated, symptoms are not from other causes, e.g. Cardiac which likely are evaluated first. The GI doc is a physician, not simply a technician. Special training for doing, and interpreting egds. ...Read more
It'd be a good idea: To speak with an endocrinologist to help you sort out whether or not you need a thyroidectomy. If endocrinologist thinks its reasonable to get surgery, they can refer you to an endocrine or ENT surgeon. The surgeon will evaluate you and also decide if they think surgery is indicated. Choosing surgery is a big choice so getting good opinions is important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Not necessarily..: A d-dimer test is usually obtained when a blood clot diagnosis is considered. The test is very non-specific in that many things besides a blood clot can result in a positive test. If the d-dimer is negative, the chances of having clinically significant clot is very small. So, in terms of diagnosis, a negative test is actually more helpful. The test can be ordered by any doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What type of doctor can diagnose a hernia?
I have been to an ortho surgeon, and he said that i need to go to a gen doc to see if I have a hernia?
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
Constantly feeling mucus in my throat when there is none. Controlled by ENT specialist and a neck MRI. What might be the problem?
Too many things: These sensations of mucous or associated globus sensations will require a work up if typical allergy medications and irrigation of the nose are ineffective. There are many causes, but i sugfest you see an ent who continues to work this up if you don't have relief ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the risks to a fetus in the first trimester if the mother needs to get a head/neck MRI to check on a syrinx? Don't think dr will want to wait
2 study each: They r 2 separate studies. 1=neck&1=head. Just a plain mr of each with no contrast, shows the shape & condition of the bones and soft tissues of each. Use in trauma, head aches, seizure disorders, tumors and other head related symptoms. The neck 4 trauma, pain, arm pain and more. ...Read more
None: Mri generally has no side effects, assuming an appropriate safety screening. Some implanted devices and tattoos are not MRI safe. Some persons are sensitive to the IV contrast that is sometimes used, and persons with poor kidney function sometimes cannot get IV contrast. During the scan, especially at high magnet strength, some persons describe "funny feelings". ...Read more
I had a neck MRI and was told I have a tortuous carotid, and that was normal. How does that happen?
Just did a normal MRI on my neck & the radiologist advised me lymphnodes are ok - would the neck MRI show if something was wrong with them?
Yes: Mri is very good for evaluating the lymph nodes of the neck. When lymph nodes become abnormal, they usually get bigger and/or change shape. If you have a history of cancer, it is possible that MRI could miss very, very early metastatic disease in the lymph nodes, but in general, if your lymph nodes are normal size and shape on mri, there is nothing wrong with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI of the neck used: To see the soft tissues in the neck, disc spinal cord and the bones, usually they are looking for disc problem. ...Read more
Is contrast absolutely necessary during soft tissue neck MRI for evaluation of mass? I had very unpleasant scary symptoms last time i had contrast.
Tell the MRI folks!: I tend to defer to the radiologists to tell me the best technique or study needed to find what i'm looking for. But if contrast is needed, be sure to tell te MRI techs and doctor what you experienced before. If you had an allergic reaction, they will want to be prepared - and possibly medicate you in advance to keep you safe. ...Read more
Yes if ther is: Reason for it.Get a more detailed answer ›
MRI should: easily visualize a large tumor, but very small mucosal lesions may only be visualized endoscopically. So the answer is...sometimes. ...Read more
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