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Atypical hemangioma on spine MRI. Why spine MRI can't determine cancer? Full-body scan recommended but how about whole-body MRI to avoid radiation?

Atypical hemangioma on spine MRI. Why spine MRI can't determine cancer? Full-body scan recommended but how about whole-body MRI to avoid radiation?

Not performed.: Contrary to what you might have been told, a "whole body MRI" is almost NEVER performed - it's too expensive, & the technology doesn't work to make it easier. A PET or PET/CT scan is a better test for detecting cancer, but unless you have SYMPTOMS indicating cancer, the chance of picking something up is remote. It wastes your time, worry, & money. Hemangiomas are common. TTYD or use HealthTap Prim

Dr. John Landi
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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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What it mean atypical hemangioma found in Spine MRI?

What it mean atypical hemangioma found in Spine MRI?

Vertebral: Hemangiomas are common incidental findings on spine MRIs. They are generally of no concern, so much so that some radiologists might not bother mentioning them on the report. From a radiologist's point of view, calling a hemangioma atypical would indicate that the hemangioma doesn't completely fulfill all of the classic imaging criteria, but is still likely a hemangioma.

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Had MRI spine. Showed small T 2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemangioma. Is this concerning?

Had MRI spine. Showed small T 2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemangioma. Is this concerning?

Not at all: As long as they are small there is no significant risks. Small splenic cysts are fairly frequent findings. Hemangioma of the spleen less common than in the liver but as long as they are small cause no significant issues

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Scared. Had MRI of cervical spine in 2009 and 2010.Incidental finding of large hemangioma. No action evet taken. Recent back pains. Ref. To neurodurgeon.

Scared. Had MRI of cervical spine in 2009 and 2010.Incidental finding of large hemangioma. No action evet taken. Recent back pains. Ref. To neurodurgeon.

Patience: Hemangiomas are discovered often on mris and are usually incidental (not the cause of the problem, just found coicidentally). If you have changing or worsening symptoms, then repeat MRI is indicated along with follow up with an orthopaedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon. It looks like you are already on track for that. Remain calm and wait until you can discuss this with the neurosurgeon.

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MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?

MRI of lumbar spine showed regions of focal fatty replacement and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine and chronic wedge deformities. Should I worry?

Not too much: The area of fatty replacements and/or hemangiomas within the lumbar spine are not significant, and pose no future problem for you. However, the chronic wedge deformities may be due to prior trauma with injury to the vertebral bodies, or possible osteopenic compression fractures. Discuss with you doctor about possibly osteoporosis or other bone abnormality, and how to limit further injury.

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Would cancer show up in a full spine mri?

Would cancer show up in a full spine mri?

Spinal cancer: If the cancer is in the spine, then a post contrast MRI would like demonstrate the cancer.

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What is the definition or description of: spine mri?

Imaging study: Mri is a non invasive study that allows the evaluation of soft and none tissue. No none side effects at this time.

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Trying to locate the cheapest but best quality location to get a spine MRI done in central Indiana. Closer to Indianapolis the better. Any suggestions?

Trying to locate the cheapest but best quality location to get a spine MRI done in central Indiana. Closer to Indianapolis the better. Any suggestions?

You can try: Calling your insurance company, they may have a list of preferred providers with lower cost. If not, acr. Org has a list of MRI accredited facilities sortable by geographic location, you can start there and then call around for pricing.

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Does a t spine MRI look at the lungs?

Not well: A thoracic spine MRI is set up to visualize the anatomy of the thoracic spine. Some parts of your lung will be seen but not the entire lung and not with protocols that are designed to be diagnostic for lung disease.

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How long does a head, neck, and spine MRI scan take?

MRI: Varies with the technique, but may take about an hour.

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My lumber spine MRI shows conus medullaris terminates at lower L2. Is it normal or low lying conus medullaris? Signal morphology is normal though.

My lumber spine MRI shows conus medullaris terminates at lower L2. Is it normal or low lying conus medullaris? Signal morphology is normal though.

Pretty much: The conus medullaris does usually terminate between the L 1 and 2 vertebrae, so the finding you are describing is not likely significant or causing symptoms.

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Can spine MRI preformed with and without contrast? Why it's done this way?

Can spine MRI preformed with and without contrast? Why it's done this way?

Depends: Spine MRI can be done without contrast because disks and soft tissues can be distinguished from the nerves and bones. We order MRI with and without contrast in patients with previous back surgery to distinguish scar tissue (which changes signal intensity on the MRI with the contrast) from disk material (which doesn't). We also order contrast if there is concern for possible infection or tumors.

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I would like help to understand MRI report. Had a l-spine MRI done received results today.?

I would like help to understand MRI report. Had a l-spine MRI done received results today.?

See provider.: The best source for understanding your MRI report would be the physician or health care provider who ordered the examination.

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Hi. I have had a spine mri and the receptionist says my results say satisfactory. Does this mean there is nothing wrong with me?

Hi. I have had a spine mri and the receptionist says my results say satisfactory. Does this mean there is nothing wrong with me?

Speak to physician: Or nurse: generally speaking, a satisfactory report is benign; however, get your information from a medical professional, not the receptionist.

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What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI normal, lumber spine fine.

What can cause erratic nerve pain down one leg? Spine MRI normal, lumber spine fine.

See pain management: Impingement of the S1 nerve can lead to weakness and erratic nerve pain down one leg. The interventional pain management involves special procedures to treat and manage nerve impingement pain. Ask your PCP for the specialist referral.

Dr. James Sidman
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Hemangioma (Definition)

A birthmark often appearing as a rubbery, bright red nodule ...Read more