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How long does it take for a brain mri?

How long does it take for a brain mri?

20-60 minutes: It varies depending on how many sequences are required. A basic scan runs about 20 minutes, but if the scan requires specialized looks at specific areas (such as the pituitary, the temporal lobes, or the orbits), or if additional sequences with contrast agent are needed, it can take significantly longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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How long does it usually take to get brain MRI results?

How long does it usually take to get brain MRI results?

It depends.....: Usually MRI results are read by the radiologist early on... Within a day and usually right away. However, the results must usually be given to your doctor which may take a few days... It's a good idea to ask your doctor this question. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results from a brain MRI? I had it Monday , it's now Saturday and I haven't heard anything. I'm worried.

How long does it take to get results from a brain MRI? I had it Monday , it's now Saturday and I haven't heard anything. I'm worried.

Depends on center: Most imaging center and hospital radiologists will create a formal report of your study any where from within a few hours to a few days of your scan. This is then sent to the ordering physician. How quickly they review these reports and contact you is unknown but you should call their office and set up an appointment to review your results. ...Read more

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How long can a brain MRI take?

How long can a brain MRI take?

30-40 minutes: For most sequences it can be done in 30-40 minutes, longer if more images are taken. Ct scan is quick, usually only several minutes, but involves low level radiation. You trade image quality for speed. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a brain MRI take?

On average, how long will a brain MRI take?

45 - 90 minutes: This depends on the particulary MRI sequences and the use of contrast medium. A routine brain MRI without contrast is about 45 minutes or less. Adding contrast adds another 15-20 minutes. An MRI for the pituitary gland, the cranial nerves or the orbits require more time. ...Read more

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If brain MRI results are bad but not urgent how long will they take to come back? Also, can you get them over the phone if they're normal? Thanks

If brain MRI results are bad but not urgent how long will they take to come back?  Also, can you get them over the phone if they're normal? Thanks

Usually : Read by radiologist the same day. Your doctor or doctors associate can call with results as soon as they are back. Should be back 48-72 hours after having the test done. Unless Friday. May take an extra day or two. If they do not call you. Call office for results ...Read more