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What is the difference in contrast enhancing lesion and contrast enhancing nodule in brain mri report of ms patient?

What is the difference in contrast enhancing lesion and contrast enhancing nodule in brain mri report of ms patient?

Very little: The nodule may be the lesion referred to in the report. Would need to know more but contrast enhancing means it took up the radiocontrast media. A lesion is only something you see on the xray. It may be the nodule but does not refer to size. Ask your doc for more info.
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Psa is 4.5 pca3 70 MRI shows nodule with moderate chance of being cancerous?

Psa is 4.5 pca3 70 MRI shows nodule with moderate chance of being cancerous?

See answer: On the basis of those results, there is a high likelihood (>50%) chance of finding prostate cancer on prostate biopsy. Without knowing more specifics, and depending on the age and health of the pt, a prostate biopsy (the most definitive diagnostic test) would usually be recommended next, the pros and cons of which should be discussed with a urologist to reach a mutual understanding and agreement. ...Read more

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An MRI showed that my daughter has slight year in rotator cuff small nodule. Is surgery necessary?

Most do not need: Surgery responding well to non op care including physical therapy, activity modification, icing, medication use and sometimes injections with about 10% needing surgery failing 3 months of non op care. ...Read more

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I have a growing presacral nodule that is nonhypermetabolic. Radiologist recommends mri. How could an MRI help diagnosis the nodule? Any rec on f/u plans?

I have a growing presacral nodule that is nonhypermetabolic. Radiologist recommends mri. How could an MRI help diagnosis the nodule? Any rec on f/u plans?

More information...: Nonhypermetabolic is usually a good thing. Hypermetabolic is nonspecific ; could be infection, inflammation, or tumor. The nodule can be a lymph node or something else. Ct, pet, and MRI all provide complimentary info. Mri with contrast can show enhancement patterns which can help characterize the nodule. If it is growing it should be watched closely. Biopsy could tell what it is. ...Read more

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My MRI read benign shotty lymph node nodules in both right and left groin, what does this mean?

My MRI read benign shotty lymph node nodules in both right and left groin, what does this mean?

Don't Worry: Shotty lymph nodes mean slightly enlarged lymph nodes that have responded to a source of infection below the level of the nodes, usually in the legs. If they are tender, it means there is an active infection going on, which you should look for and treat. If you feel the lumps and they are not tender, it means that the infection has likely cleared up. It is not a source of worry. ...Read more

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3mm nodule on right upper lung no change MRI 2008/2011. Can this just be an age thing you know how some things grow on you as you get older.?

3mm nodule on right upper lung no change MRI 2008/2011. Can this just be an age thing you know how some things grow on you as you get older.?

PPD/quantiferon gold: Would suggest getting a PPD and/or a quantiferon gold blood test checking for any possible exposure to TB as this can cause small nodules. ...Read more

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My urologist has found 2 nodules on my prostate. He is suggesteing a non-invasive multiparametric functional MRI. Will the MRI confirm cancer?

My urologist has found 2 nodules on my prostate. He is suggesteing a non-invasive multiparametric functional MRI. Will the MRI confirm cancer?

No: Despite all the interest in MRI assisting in diagnosis and staging of prostate cancer, there is still only one way to know if cancer is present and that is to do a tissue sampling with needle biopsy. ...Read more

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11 yr old daughter. Chronic cough. Her MRI showed this8 mm right lower lobe nodule with increased signal in the right hilum possible l?

11 yr old daughter. Chronic cough. Her MRI showed this8 mm right lower lobe nodule with increased signal in the right hilum possible l?

LUNG LESION: There is a small nodule with increased markings in the right hilum associated with chonic cough. Please see a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Can MRI scan of lungs detect cancer accurately? Or whether nodule is caused by an infection, can it detect nature of infection without broncoscopy

Can MRI scan of lungs detect cancer accurately? Or whether nodule is caused by an infection, can it detect nature of infection without broncoscopy

Limited: Radiology studies are designed to identify the presence of a mass. While it can suggest the nature of the mass, it cannot give a positive diagnosis. Once the mass is seen, this needs to be followed by a procedure to obtain a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I saw an ENT for a lump mass. The MRI showed a 3mm nodular lesion of "unidentified clinical significance" as well as 4-5 tiny nodules. Any thoughts?

I saw an ENT for a lump mass. The MRI showed a 3mm nodular lesion of "unidentified clinical significance" as well as 4-5 tiny nodules. Any thoughts?

Unnecessary tests!: It is not a good idea to do MRI scans unless there was a high suspicion of finding something of major concern. What you have right now is nothing that I can make sense of, yet it will probably cause you worry which is the price we pay for a 'fishing expedition' as we say in medicine.
Unless there is a palpable nodule or mass (it has to be over 1cm or > half inch, before I would get concerned. ...Read more

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3cm (growing) solid exophytic renal nodule. Am I probably in the 80%? Has taken va 6 months for CT and ultrasound and months more for MRI

Renal nodule: The majority of solid kidney lesions or masses are malignant. I would see a urologist who can go over the different treatment options. The size and location of the mass dictates what kind of treatment is best ...Read more

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Mri & ultrasound found retrosternal, mixed density, inhomogeneous, moderately vascular complex thyroid nodule from mid to lower pole. What's it mean?

A word of caution.: Many physicians perform fine-needle aspiration biopsy; the use of ultrasound will increase the likelihood of biopsying the correct location within the thyroid. There is a significant false negative rate of biopsy even with ultrasound, and the intrepretation of the biopsy varies a great deal based on the experience of the pathologist. Do not base any medical decision solely on the biopsy results. ...Read more

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Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Speak with your doc: Adrenal gland nodules are very common and frequently are benign meaning they cause no harm. "incidentalomas" may have certain characteristics on an MRI that indicate they are benign.

Additionally, blood tests may be warranted elucidate what type of nodule you have. This is nothing to worry about but definitely speak with your physician. ...Read more

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Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands in (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Ct revealed 12mm nodule in left and 9mm nodule in right adrenal glands in (incidentalomas). Had MRI of adrenals no mass found. Is this very serious?

Incidentalomas: So they were present on the ct, but not present on the mri? These scanning techniques are sooooo sensitive, they pick up these tiny "warts" in glands, which often have no significance. This is probably nothing, but talk to your doctor. Assuming these things are not secreting any hormones, your doc may want to get another picture in 1 yr to make sure they are not growing. ...Read more

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Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

Two lung nodules upper right lobe 5 and 2 one nodule lower left lobe 3 mm. All uncalcified. Colonoscopy endoscopy brain MRI normal. What are theseim26?

R u smoker?: The absolute diagnosis of pulmonary nodules is done by a pathologist under microscopic examination. Otherwise speculative. Cat scan or pet scans are not microscopic examinations by a pathologist. If nodules become calcified most likely grannulomas. Carcinomas and grannulomas look alike early on. Close periodic f/u versus early excissional bx advised. Needle bx not DX unless cancer diagnosed. ...Read more

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Mri shows that I have a cystic nodule of left thyroid lobe and a perineural tarlov cyst in left s2 (racepinephrine) neural foramen. Are these related? What are they?

Mri shows that I have a cystic nodule of left thyroid lobe and a perineural tarlov cyst in left s2 (racepinephrine) neural foramen. Are these related? What are they?

Tarlov cysts: Are an overwhelmingly unimportant finding so don't worry about it. The thyroid nodule is also most likely insignificant but ultrasound may be useful to take a second look so ask your clinician. The great majority of thyroid nodules are not cancerous. ...Read more

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My dad passed out hitting his head on tile floor couple of weeks ago. Er CT was neg. Mri this week showed 'nodule on brain'. Could it be a slow bleed?

My dad passed out hitting his head on tile floor couple of weeks ago. Er CT was neg. Mri this week showed 'nodule on brain'. Could it be a slow bleed?

Small contusion?: It's very difficult to say what this "nodule" is without seeing images, but it is possible this may represent a tiny brain contusion, which was better detected on the mri. Slow bleeds typically occur in the subdural space and assume a more lentiform shape, not nodular, so given the limited information I would say it is unlikely to represent slow, ongoing bleed. ...Read more

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Had an MRI of a lung nodule that is non calcified. .. Slow growing since 2001... 9mm... Radiologist made diagnoses of it being benign. How can he make such a diagnoses without truly knowing isn't a CT pet scan better to show or even a biopsy?

Had an MRI of a lung nodule that is non calcified. .. Slow growing since 2001... 9mm... Radiologist made diagnoses of it being benign. How can he make such a diagnoses without truly knowing isn't a CT pet scan better to show or even a biopsy?

D/w your MD: It looks like a benign tumor--over 11 years- it grows slowly and the size is only 9mm. If this were a cancer, the growth will be way more rapid than this is. A pet scan has some degree of false negativity when the size is < 10mm. A biopsy is invasive and it's not easy to do when the size is small. Would recommend surveillance only, & quit smoking. If you smoke. (btw, ct scan is better than mri). ...Read more

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Have a 4mm non calcified nodule on lung. I have had 5 CT scans this year on my brain. Would an MRI or ultasound on lung be ok. Worried about radiation?

Have a 4mm non calcified nodule on lung. I have had 5 CT scans this year on my brain. Would an MRI or ultasound on lung be ok. Worried about radiation?

Unfortunately, no...: The follow up evaluation of a pulmonary nodule as small as 4 mm requires requires extreme precision that is only possible from a repeat study of the same imaging modality (a second chest ct) as we are looking at potential change in size of only a millimeter or two. An ultrasound won't show pulmonary nodules and most chest mri's will not have the resolution to be very useful at this time. ...Read more

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On and off soreness around adams apple. Sore when pressed. Chronic on off neck pain. Thyroid scan no nodules. Mri minor bulged disc. Finished pt and injectons. More a gnawing ache. Also gets tight ard adams?

On and off soreness around adams apple. Sore when pressed. Chronic on off neck pain. Thyroid scan no nodules. Mri minor bulged disc. Finished pt and injectons. More a gnawing ache. Also gets tight ard adams?

Not related: You have a lot going on and I can only comment in general. Discomfort below the "adams apple" is not likely to be from the spine. The thyroid itself can hurt off and on with thyroiditis. There are specific blood tests for that. There are muscles and nerves in the neck that can be injured, stretched or irritated. No test will show that. Stick with your docs, avoid over examining and irritating it. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more