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Do I have to see a specialist to get a neck MRI without dye ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a neck MRI without dye ordered?

No: Your primary physician can order the MRI if he or she feels that it is necessary and if your insurance carrier will cover it. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Do I have to see a specialist to get a thoracic spine MRI with dye ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a thoracic spine MRI with dye ordered?

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 more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a brain CT scan with dye ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a brain CT scan with dye ordered?

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

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a CT or cat scan ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a CT or cat scan ordered?

No: No. Any licensed physician can order a ct or cat scan. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants can order them too. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a bronchoscopy ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a bronchoscopy ordered?

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 more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagram ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagram ordered?

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 more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a hysteroscopy ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a hysteroscopy ordered?

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 more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get an esophagogastroduodenoscopy ordered?

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

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a mono spot ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a mono spot ordered?

No: It is certainly something your primary physician can order but you may need ebv/cmv and parvo virus titers as well since monospots are not very sensitive. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a thyroidectomy ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a thyroidectomy ordered?

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 more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a blood smear ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a blood smear ordered?

No: Your doctor can order this test and specify what he/she is looking for or suspicious of certain illness. The pathologist is usually the one who reviews the test and provide answers to your doc! ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool culture ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a stool culture ordered?

Any Provider: Any provider including doctors, nurse practioners , or physicians assisstment can order these tests if necessary. ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a d dimer ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a d dimer ordered?

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 more

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How old do you have to be to get a chest ct scan?

How old do you have to be to get a chest ct scan?

Chest CT: There is no age limit - the only issues is if you cannot stay still for good pics ...Read more

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a laser treatment of leg veins ordered?

Do I have to see a specialist to get a laser treatment of leg veins ordered?

Leg veins: Laser treatments for the legs are deemed usually cosmetic and are not covered by insurance. Seeing a vein specialist, vascular surgeon as well as a cosmetic medicine specialist can take care of your problems. ...Read more

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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

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Do I have to see a specialist to get a neck MRI without dye ordered?

No: Your primary physician can order the MRI if he or she feels that it is necessary and if your insurance carrier will cover it. ...Read more

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Constantly feeling mucus in my throat when there is none. Controlled by ENT specialist and a neck MRI. What might be the problem?

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 more

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How long does the neck MRI without dye take?

How long does the neck MRI without dye take?

30 to 45 minutes: Mri scans can take 30 to 45 minutes. ...Read more

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What details can you get from head and neck mri?

What details can you get from head and neck mri?

Both have there own: Advantages, the MRI of the head show the brain a, and neck MRI show the of the cord , nerves, disc and vertebra. ...Read more

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What will a neck MRI soft tissue show you?

What will a neck MRI soft tissue show you?

Many things: Mri of the neck is performed without or with intravenous contrast and allows us to evaluate the muscles, soft tissues, bones, glands (parotid, submandibular), blood vessels, lymph nodes, airway, and any masses/cysts present. ...Read more

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What is a head and neck MRI used for?

What is a head and neck MRI used for?

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

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Could you tell me what are normal head and neck MRI effects?

Could you tell me what are normal head and neck MRI effects?

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

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Dr discussed soft tissue neck MRI tech said soft & spine were imaged, report was only spine. Can look at same cd for soft tissues or need another mri?

No, soft tissue can: Be seen on the same mri, generally speaking. Unless a specific soft tissue is being looked for, or to make it pronounced, one could get a contrasted study. The report usually states all the abnormal findings, including bony ; soft structures. ...Read more

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I had a neck MRI and was told I have a tortuous carotid, and that was normal. How does that happen?

Usually normal.: It's just the way you were born. It's very common in older adults, but not exclusive to them. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Risk to fetus of head neck MRI of mother during first trimester?

Fetal risk?: If you had a MRI examination, there were no x-rays involved and therefore the fetus was not at risk. If there were a danger to the fetus, the MRI would not have been done. ...Read more

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I was told I need a neck MRI to look at the spine. What could be wrong my my neck?

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

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Is contrast absolutely necessary during soft tissue neck MRI for evaluation of mass? I had very unpleasant scary symptoms last time i had contrast.

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

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Is a head MRI or a neck MRI needed in case of a stiff neck?

Stiff neck: Probably neither, you probably has a muscle spasm which self limited, warm compress , analgesic may help. ...Read more

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Does a soft tissue neck MRI show esophagus tumors and what other areas does it show?

Does a soft tissue neck MRI show esophagus tumors and what other areas does it show?

MRI should: easily visualize a large tumor, but very small mucosal lesions may only be visualized endoscopically. So the answer is...sometimes. ...Read more