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Does Costochondritis Show On An Mri
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
Yes, in many cases: Myelopathy is a term for spinal cord disease. If the myelopathy is caused by mechanical compression, this is almost always visible on mri. Mri can also sometimes see myelopathy caused by inflammation or other metabolic problems. This being said, MRI is only one part of a full evaluation for a patient with a myelopathy. ...Read more
History and exam: Everyone generally has at least one floating ribs some have a couple on each side though usually the lower ribs. They can get irritated on your hip or on the ledge of a couch when you're leaning or a variety of other things. They are slow to heal. Sometimes you can feel them slip underneath another rib. That is uncomfortable. There's a lot of carlatun these ribs which is slow to heal. Even chest x-rays are not very helpful. Sometimes diagnostic nerve block can define things. ...Read more
More function: Mri is more anatomic in detecting configuration of soft tissues and extent of disease. Sometimes not able to entirely differentiate infection from tumor or infarction of bone. Gallium may be used sometimes to detect infection. However not specific accumulating in infection, some tumors, and inflammatory conditions. Nuclear tagged white blood cells are usually more specific for infection. ...Read more
Think about it, Remy: Whatever would you do brain MRIs for if they didn't show "damage"? The difficulty here lies with your terminology. Brain "damage" is so vague as to be essentially meaningless. MANY disease processes can afflict the brain, & the MRI appearance of "damage" is distinctive depending on the kind of "damage" it is. Neuroradiologists interpret the "damage" all day long. I'm very grateful that they exist. ...Read more
Dr said need more Xray or MRI to investigate hip impingement. If had an MRI does this make the X-ray pointless? IE: Doesn't an MRI show more than XR?
Need both: Both additional X-rays and an MRI with arthrogram are needed to work up hip impingement. The MRI looks at the hip labrum (cartilage) and rules out a vascular necrosis. It can spot subtle arthritis. The X-rays and possible CT scan help understand the bone shapes particular to impingement. These are needed to guide treatment. ...Read more
On recent xray of wrist, it said recommend correlation and followup imaging What does that mean, more xrayx?
Correlation: means that the clinician should assess whether the clinical findings match the xray findings. It is kind of unnecessary for a radiologist to remind a clinician to correlate clinically, because that is the job of the clinician, but it is a common "recommendation" in xray reports nonetheless. Follow up imaging could mean more X-rays, or other imaging such as mri. It is unclear which. ...Read more
Depends on what: People with lupus have many possible combinations of symptoms and signs. At one time it was estimated there were over 1500 different combination. Now the questions what are you imaging? For the lungs usually a high resolution CT scan. For the brain an MRI scan. Your physicians will also do an examination and labs to see how your lupus is doing. ...Read more
Brief answer: Ct of chest is more accurate in detecting tumors, nodules, and lung disease. Mri /ct of chest are both good at congenital vascular and cardiac abnormalities.Ct shows coronary artery abnormalities.Ct for bone abnormalites, but MRI betterfor the marrow and soft tissue components. Certain bowel conditions can be identified with both modalities. The liver tumors and biliary system -mr. Kidneys both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vein Thrombosis : Brain mr angiogram (mra) and mr venography (mrv) are specifically designed to examine your blood vessels. Mrv is often used to examine the intracranial venous system, particularly in the evaluation of dural sinus thrombosis. Mri in conjunction with mrv is both sensitive and specific enough to provide the best noninvasive method of diagnosing cerebral venous thrombosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A self-limited syndrome of encephalopathy, branch retinal occlusion and hearing loss. Mri findings include multifocal cerebral white matter lesions>lesions affecting the basal ganglia and thalamus(cortical nuclei that relay information). The corpus callosum is always involved. A large white matter fiber tract that relays information from one side of the brain to the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: An MRI is a structural test and show structural changes that can occur in advanced inflammatory arthritis that has structural changes such as cartilage loss, it can also show an inflammatory pannus as well. These findings can be seen in a study without contrast. Contrast can be used in specific cases when more information is needed. Inflammatory arthritis is often first diagnosed with bloodwork ...Read more
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