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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I had a ultrasound and i may have fatty liver. If i would go for MRI to confirm the diagnosis, should the MRI be with or without contrast? Thank you
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
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
I'm having headaches and dizziness. Body fasciculations. I had an MRI without contrast and it was normal. Should I ask for an MRI with contrast?
Talk to neurologist: You need to discuss this with your neurologist as to what would be the next step. ...Read more
Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a small brain aneurysm be seen on an MRI with contrast(iodine)?I didn't get an MRA but back then I didn't have headaches everyday.I'm 20&worried
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