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How long could it take to get an MRI appointment?

How long could it take to get an MRI appointment?

It depends: Depending which institution, location, and the urgency in this specific case; it is very variable and it may range from minutes to months. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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 take to get MRI results back?

How long does it take to get MRI results back?

It depends.....: If you got the MRI through the emergency room you should get the results back that day. Otherwise, if the MRI is "routine" done as an outpatient it can vary from same day up to 2 days. Then your provider has to read the results and put those together with your clinical picture and call you with his/her final impressions. ...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 echogram results?

How long does it take to get echogram results?

It depends...: It depends on the routine report turn-around time of the individual medical/business practice you visited. Typically anywhere from 2 days to 1-2 weeks, depending on if you are required to see your referring doctor to get the results in person. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an X-ray to to develop?

How long does it take for an X-ray to to develop?

Most radiology : Departments are now digital so images are processed quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get a biopsy report back?

How long does it take to get a biopsy report back?

Depends: Most biopsy results are completed in 2-3 days. Depending on the type of tissue and complexity of the lesion, some times it may take 2-3 weeks to complete all the studies. ...Read more

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How long does it take for CT scan dye to leave your system?

How long does it take for CT scan dye to leave your system?

a few hours: The I.V. Contrast is filtered unchanged by the kidneys with most of the administered dose appearing in the urine within a few hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get an allergy test done?

How long does it take to get an allergy test done?

About 30 minutes: Skin testing takes about 30 min. In many cases no needles are used and it is just a scratch..A little annoying but not painful. We even do it on young children. ...Read more

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How long does it take for contrast dye from a CT scan to leave your body?

How long does it take for contrast dye from a CT scan to leave your body?

24 hours: In a patient with normal renal function, contrast should be out of your system within 24 hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cat scan sinus?

CT scan sinus time: With current scanners it will 5-10 minutes for the actual scan if performed only without contrast. Studies for sinusitis are usually without contrast. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get endomitrial biopsy?

How long does it take to get endomitrial biopsy?

Unclear question: Endometrial biopsy is usually done by a gynecologist and you could get one, if needed, at the availability of your doctor. The biopsy tissue is examined by a pathologist and the results are usually available in 48 hours. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results from a diagnostic mammogram?

How long does it take to get results from a diagnostic mammogram?

Varies by institutio: Different centers have different turn-around. Many centers for breast excellence have radiologists who immediately read your mammogram while you are still there. Some places call you next day. Yet others may take days to get final report and send you a letter in mail, sometimes up to a week later. Ask for specifics wherever you are actually having your mammogram done. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a doctor to do an angioplasty?

How long does it take for a doctor to do an angioplasty?

Varies: Angioplasty's can be performed on any artery in the body. Certain areas are easier to access and treat than others. Certain blockages or problems are also more easily treated than others. Some of the shortest angioplasty cases may last only minutes while others may last several hours. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for a contrast head CT to detect cancer?

How long does it take for a contrast head CT to detect cancer?

When test is over : As soon as lest (ct) is over will know any lesion is present or absent in 3 mts. If any lesion present then then will need a series of specialist consultations to find what it is, may even need biopsy. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to do a myelogram?

About 2 hours: Most myelograms are performed in a radiology facility by a radiologist trained in interventional procedures. The procedure may involve a tilting radiology table, in order to investigate the flow of the injected dye. This procedure often includes a post-myelogram ct scan, allowing the radiologist to obtain information similar to that of a MRI scan. ...Read more

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