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Do Mri Show Kidney Stones
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
Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?
not the 1st choice: Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas. The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab(blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem. ...Read more
Low back pain, no other sx.No uti, kidney stones, etc.Dr. Wants to send me for mri, but hasn't checked blood, etc.Is this standard for healthy 32 yo?
Should i contact a different doctor for adrenal mass went to a urologist after a CT scan for kidney stones showed an adrenal mass. Urologist sent me for a MRI and had me do a 24 hour urine test to see why i had kidney stones. I am more worried about the
The most common: Adrenal mass seen in about 15% of patients is an adrenal adenoma which is a benign tumor. It is easy to characterize on MRI because we can show there is fat in the tumor. This usually (94% accurate) means that the adrenal tumor is benign. But we make sure by following the tumor with additional MRI studies, which do not use harmful radiation. Ultrasound is not as accurate for followup. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a pain in my penis. I have been to a doctor in the past. I did pass a kidney stone. I had an MRI in CT done. They both showed nothing. I was told I had no form of a std. I used doxycycline. This pain is been with me for the last couple of years. I
Urology visit: You have told me very little about the nature of the pain, but referred pain to one side of the shaft is common. Even if we do not find the cause, a nerve block may help. Good luck. ...Read more
Had CT scan to check for kidney stones, and few weeks later had MRI of lumbar spine.I am a woman in thirties.Does this increase risk of breast cancer?
HELP. F67yr diabetic w/kidney stones. Had lil blood in stool then 1st ever seizure. 3days in hsptl, all labs, MRIs etc are normal. Ideas for causes?
Not sure: not having all the test results, it's rather hard to comment. Question though: did you ever adequately explain the blood in the stool? ...Read more
No but suggests: Urine test in persons with kidney stones usually shows red blood cells under the microscope. However, if the stone is dormant and small it may show nothing. Occasionally, a stone will be accompanied by infection. Then whites cells may show in urine bec of infection not bec of stone. Also persons may have red blood cells in urine bec of different reasons than stones. A doctor will differentiate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seriously- renal stones are the result of postive and negatively charged particles in urine binding together and precipitating as solids- most frequently as calcium- oxalate. This happens most often when the urine is concentrated- ie when you are dehydrated. And trying to pass these stones from the kidney to the bladder is incredibly painful. ...Read more
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
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