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How can I have an MRI scan with claustrophobia ?

How can I have an MRI scan with claustrophobia ?

Ask your provider: While open MRI can be an option, the magnet is much weaker than closed mri. This means the picture quality is not as good, like the difference between an inexpensive camera and a professional one. For some areas of the body, the open is okay. For others (spine in my practice) the higher quality is critical. Sedation can be used to deal with claustrophobia. Your provider can guide you. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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Can you tell me if I am likely to need dye for an MRI and CT scan of my brain?

Can you tell me if I am likely to need dye for an MRI and CT scan of my brain?

It helps: Contrast (dye) often adds additional information that is useful. In the setting of acute trauma to the head contrast is often not given. When looking for clues to other neurological problems the contrast can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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How can I change my CT scan to an mri?

How can I change my CT scan to an mri?

Talk: To ordering physician. Tests can only be done with a doctor's order. Mri may not show what the doc is looking for. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to have a chest scan and a liver scan with contrast?

What to do if I have to have a chest scan and a liver scan with contrast?

Not much: Chest CT can use intravenous contrast material and xrays to perform test and get 2D and 3D images in multiple planes, sagittal, coronal , and transaxial. Usually without food for several hours prior to exam. Few people may be allergic to contrast.Liver scan if nuclear medicine test requires injection intravenously of nuclear material, acquisition of images, usually no prep and no allergy to med. ...Read more

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What to do if i just got diagnosed with a brain tumor. Can i get a printout copy of my CT can or mri?

CD: These days, radiology departments and practices make digital images, and provide patients with digital copies on a cd-rom. You should certainly be able to obtain copies of any of your own medical images on request, and they will provide them on a cd. "printouts" just are not done anymore. ...Read more

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How soon can you have a thyroid scan after a cat scan with contrast?

How soon can you have a thyroid scan after a cat scan with contrast?

About six weeks: The timing is somewhat subjective and depeds on the metabolic activity of your thyroid. Generally waiting six weeks will give an accurate reading on a nuclear thyroid scan following a contrast ct. ...Read more

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Can someone be with me while I have a pet scan?

Can someone be with me while I have a pet scan?

Probably: I would not recommend a child or pregnant woman be the companion.The amount of radiation dose is minimal to caretaker as long as has usual distance of 3.5 feet from patient.Study involves injection of isotope and sitting in quiet room for about 45 minutes.Then pet ct scan performed possibly for another half hour. Typical dose would be about 0.13 msv.Round-trip flight from new york to tokyo 0.13msv. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do MRI with contrast to see AVM / aneurysm if i had at CT with contrast anaphylaxis shock ? Or how can do it otherwise ? Thank a lot.

Is it safe to do MRI with contrast to see AVM / aneurysm if i had at CT with contrast anaphylaxis shock ? Or how can do it otherwise ? Thank a lot.

Different: X-ray (CT) contrast is iodine based and allergic reactions are fairly common. MRI uses Gadolinium which is completely different and allergic reactions are rare. Here is a reference: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/92774.php I'm not aware of any cross-reactivity but the radiologist supervising your study will know for sure. Mention your previous reaction to them. ...Read more

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Had n MRI scan as I have a static noise in my ear what will the MRI scan show n will it find the problem to what i'm having help please xx?

Had n MRI scan as I have a static noise in my ear what will the MRI scan show n will it find the problem to what i'm having help please xx?

Many possible causes: Ringing in the ears has many possible causes. Mri is used to help to rule out possibilities such as acoustic neuroma, multiple sclerosis, arteriovenous malformation and labyrinthitis. I've also read that use of antibiotics can be associated with ringing in the years. You mentioned using an antibiotic ointment. Please check with your doctor to see if this is associated with ringing in the ears. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a sinus CT scan. I have received the report. can anyone help me understand the findings?

What to do if I had a sinus CT scan. I have received the report. can anyone help me understand the findings?

CT: You can speak with your doctor about the results. If you have a specific question, you can post it on HealthTap. Or, you can send a message to a HealthTap doc for more detail. ...Read more

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My x rays revealed that I have rotary scorliois and possible spondylolysis. However, my doctor told me to do an MRI as well. Should I do an MRI ?

My x rays revealed that I have rotary scorliois and possible spondylolysis. However, my doctor told me to do an MRI as well. Should I do an MRI ?

You should: MRI imaging studies is generally used to confirm your symptoms and diagnoses. exam results to identify the source of pain. MRI are also utilized to determine possible nerve, blood vessel or muscle damage. The MRI scan will help the doctor to plan appropriate treatment for your disorder. ...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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How can I ask for an MRI or PET scan to see if there are any anomalies in my brain?

How can I ask for an MRI or PET scan to see if there are any anomalies in my brain?

Need To See MD: You can not ask for a test to be done as these can only be ordered by a Physician and only if there is clear cut indication.You need to consult your Doctor for the symptoms you are having.Your doctor will take a detailed history and do an exam.Based on that he will decide if you need any tests done including imaging like MRI etc.So if you have any symptoms consult your Doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett i. Machanic I have 2 MRI images cervical, how can I get these images to you to see if what i see on spinal cord are in fact lesions?

Dr. Bennett i. Machanic I have 2 MRI images cervical, how can I get these images to you to see if what i see on spinal cord are in fact lesions?

We have a : Message center, and many patients send directly via this private link. You can contact the webmaster for more specific information, but would be happy to review and provide my opinion. Hope to solve your problems. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?

Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?

Varies: If a patient is stable, can do once yearly. If patient is worsening, having relapses, and there is a question of using a new medication, could consider every 6 months or even on an as needed basis. No two ms pts are similar, so it does vary. ...Read more

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Currently in hospital. I need to have scan of cerebral arteries. I don't want the contrast dye, can I ask for a scan without?

Currently in hospital. I need to have scan of cerebral arteries. I don't want the contrast dye, can I ask for a scan without?

Cerebral arteries: The best resolution of the cerebral arteries occurs with a traditional angiogram. Sometimes a CT angiogram is helpful. These are both done with contrast. An MRI angiogram can be done without contrast, using TOF (time of flight) physics. This is normally poor resolution though. An MRI angiogram (also called MRA) can be done with a different kind of contrast. IV contrast is very safe. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sunsafe for a patient with a pacemaker to have an MRI scan?

Arrhythmia: Pacemakers work by electrical impulses and are affected by strong electromagnetic fields. Mris work by strong electromagnetic fields, so having an MRI with an implanted pacer can be life-threatening. There is also a risk of heating of the wires when subjected to the MRI field. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Claustrophobia (Definition)

Overwhelmig fear of being in an enclosed area or situation where one ...Read more