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When getting an MRI scan for cervical cancer, will the test results be ready that day or how long does it take?

When getting an MRI scan for cervical cancer, will the test results be ready that day or how long does it take?

1-3 days: You should have the results within 72 hrs. You certainly have the right to call and ask if you haven't heard by then. Many times it is read the same day. Good luck. ...Read more

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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 how long to wait for results for MRI scan?

Can you tell me how long to wait for results for MRI scan?

Varies: Every testing facility has a different turn around time. The results then get sent to your doctor, and each office has a unique turn around time as well. ...Read more

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How long will an MRI scan on the spine take?

How long will an MRI scan on the spine take?

.5 hr.: About half an hour. MRI takes longer and is noisy than CT Scan, but gives more valuable info. After CT scan, may have to do MRI but not vice versa. ...Read more

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How long does a MRI scan of the kidneys take?

How long does a MRI scan of the kidneys take?

Less tha an hour: And probably more like 30 -40 minutes, maybe not even this long. I think it has to do with how new the machine is. Some very new machines have faster acquisition times. The radiologist should be able to provide a more exact answer as to the length of time for this imaging test. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm really scared to get a brain MRI scan results?

What to do if I'm really scared to get a brain MRI scan results?

Meet with your doc: Meet with your doctor to go over the results of your mri. Your doctor can help explain the results and answer any questions you may have. ...Read more

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I'm having a MRI scan on my head, its to do with my ears! How long will this take?

I'm having a MRI scan on my head, its to do with my ears! How long will this take?

20-40 minutes: An MRI of the head typically takes between 20 and 40 minutes to complete. It depends on exactly what the MRI is looking for and, to some degree, the type of machine used. ...Read more

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Hey, tomorrow I'm having a MRI scan on my head, its to do with my ears! How long does an MRI take?

Hey, tomorrow I'm having a MRI scan on my head, its to do with my ears! How long does an MRI take?

Brain MRI usually: Takes between 20-45 minutes, and that's for the whole head. If they are limiting the MRI to middle section looking at inner ears and/or sinuses, then closer to the 20-30 minute time frame. ...Read more

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I went in to get an MRI scan on my spine and I was scared. The lady had me try it for about 40 second before I had them take me out. Now I remember I had surgical staples for a cut on my scalp years ago. I never had them taken out should I be worried?

I went in to get an MRI scan on my spine and I was scared. The lady had me try it for about 40 second before I had them take me out. Now I remember I had surgical staples for a cut on my scalp years ago. I never had them taken out should I be worried?

Go to your doctor: As far as your MRI is concerned, it's probably fine. The concerns with MRI are certain metals that can be moved due to the magnetic force. Many metals used into the medical field aren't made of those types of metal. I'm more concerned w/possibility of surgical staples being in place for a year. Maybe they used suture which your body absorbed. I recommend you see your doctor to get this sorted out ...Read more

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I have just had results back from MRI scan and they say I have a bucket handle tear in my right knee how long before I can play football again?

I have just had results back from MRI scan and they say I have a bucket handle tear in my right knee how long before I can play football again?

Some time post scope: This is a mechanical problem in the knee, & requires surgery.If a repair is done months. If excised, I have seen kids return in1-2 weeks, quarter backs earlier. ...Read more

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I high prolactin levels I am still waiting to get a MRI scan no period for 5 months should I be waiting this long knowing I could have a brain tumour?

I high prolactin levels I am still waiting to get a MRI scan no period for 5 months should I be waiting this long knowing I could have a brain tumour?

Prolactin: There may be a pituitary issue causing the high prolactin and it may be slightly enlarged. It is very unlikely to be a cancer and there is a strong probability that nothing need be done with your pituitary.
That said you should arrange your MRI asap so your worry can be diminished. ...Read more

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How much time does and MRI scan take?

How much time does and MRI scan take?

It depends: It depends on the type of scan. Probably 20-45 minutes for most scans. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to get an MRI scan?

What exactly does it feel like to get an MRI scan?

Read more here: Please see these articles (and it's related articles) for a good summary of info on the actual MRI procedure:

http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/mri-procedure. Html. ...Read more

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Hi my name is Lance. I would like to know the results of the MRI scan 19th November. Or recommendations and how to proceed?

Hi my name is Lance. I would like to know the results of the MRI scan 19th November. Or recommendations and how to proceed?

Needs consult: Best option is with your GP or the doctor who ordered it. If in the waikato area can have a virtual consult and if done at the public hospital we may be able to access the result but we're not trained specialists and may have difficulty interpreting it so seeing GP or the specialist who ordered it would be the safest option here. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an MRI scan on the wrist take?

MRI: I'm not sure what the question is. Are you asking what you need to do to prepare for an MRI? You don't need to do anything in particular. You will need to inform the technologist of any metal devices or objects in your body that might contraindicate the MRI, such as a pacemaker. You will get a thorough questionnaire about this. If you are getting IV contrast they will need to know about kidney fx ...Read more

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I have high prolactin levels am female and 17 I am waiting an MRI scan which will take 2-3 weeks will I be okay till then if I have a tumour?

I have high prolactin levels am female and 17 I am waiting an MRI scan which will take 2-3 weeks will I be okay till then if I have a tumour?

Prolactin: A lot of people have a mildly high prolactin (i.e. Less than 100). If it is a tumor, the size of the tumor is proportional to the prolactin, so if prolactin is less than 100, the tumor is likely small. Prolactin tumors are almost always treated with medications, like cabergoline, and not surgery. Don't worry. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Hurt my coccyx when I was younger from a fall and I get discomfort from it now. Had a MRI scan and everything came normal what else can do? . thanks

Hurt my coccyx when I was younger from a fall and I get discomfort from it now. Had a MRI scan and everything came normal what else can do? . thanks

Coccyx MRI: You may have injured one of the small discs between the coccyx bones. These can be very subtle and possibly missed if the study was reviewed by someone without advanced training. If you believe that the reading of your MRI may have missed something, I can provide a second opinion, if you have the MRI on a CD. Send me a Message at HealthTap. Com/saurbornmd to begin a consultation. ...Read more

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How do I ease my back pain I have had a MRI scan which shows scarring, compression on my spine and I am on endone, when I don't take this my back ach?

How do I ease my back pain I have had a MRI scan which shows scarring, compression on my spine and I am on endone, when I don't take this my back ach?

See a back surgeon: Find a good back doctor you can trust, either an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon, who specializes in backs. Sounds like you've had the work up. The last thing i'd recommend is a narcotic except for immediate post surgical pain. You'll get hooked on those things and breaking yourself of that habit will be worse than the back pain! exercise to strengthen your back muscles. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my right collarbone from last 6 months now and had no injuries at all. I had an MRI scan but the results were normal. It is pain?

I have a hard lump on my right collarbone from last 6 months now and had no injuries at all. I had an MRI scan but the results were normal. It is pain?

Lump: I would suggest you see your doctor or a surgeon. You had an MRI I would think it would show a lump if it was your bone. However it soft tissue problem it might not have defined the lesion. Obviously you know you have a lump. ...Read more

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Hello. My husband recently had MRI scan. No results yet. Tho he already have the images. The arteries has shown 4 clogged like image. What could it be?

Hello. My husband recently had MRI scan. No results yet. Tho he already have the images. The arteries has shown 4 clogged like image. What could it be?

Can't see image: Unless you send a private message a doctor can't see image. It sounds like you may be describing something called moyamoya but hard to say without a picture. ...Read more

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I recently dislocated my thumb. I have an MRI scan booked a month away. Is that too long to wait?

Sooner better: If it isn't broke then it may be okay as they can set the dislocation later but the sooner the better. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my uncle can't get MRI scan due to high level of protein in blood?

That depends: That depends on the symptoms and the area to be evaluated. I am assuming that your uncle cannot have an MRI study with contrast due to renal problems. He can still have an MRI of the area of concern without contrast enhancement, which may give you the answer. Depending on the symptoms and the site to be evaluated, a CT scan without contrast or Ultrasound may be helpful. ...Read more

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Sir Please tell what is the meaning of the below results in my MRI Scan. Spinal Curvature: Mild straightening of lumber lordosis noted?

Sir Please tell what is the meaning of the below results in my MRI Scan. Spinal Curvature: Mild straightening of lumber lordosis noted?

Variations: Mild curvature of spine means scoliosis, curve of spine to left or right. Mild usually means insignificant. Lumbar spine normally lordotic with curve in anterior direction. Straightening is usually related to muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Can MRI scan detect mild edema from water intoxication after 12 days of having water intoxication. How much time take edema to be visible in MRI?

Can MRI scan detect mild edema from water intoxication after 12 days of having water intoxication. How much time take edema to be visible in MRI?

Depend...: Varies and depends upon the body size, nutrition status, duration and pace of water excess, etc. Remember it is important to interpret the clinical pictures not by the number alone but combined with common sense and wisdom to make a reasonable decision. If getting panic by a number or single symptom or unrelated symptoms, that is practicing medicine, but no-brainer reactionary. So, talk with doc. ...Read more

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I am 23 and I can not straighten my knee its been a yr now and the doctors referred me to a MRI scan. The results showed nothing. Don't know what's wrong?

I am 23 and I can not straighten my knee its been a yr now and the doctors referred me to a MRI scan. The results showed nothing. Don't know what's wrong?

Knee problems: You did not mention if pain or not. You should follow up with an orthopedist but if you already have and nothing was offered, go see a physical therapist (physiotherapist) who may be able to assist you in getting back the flexibility in your knee. ...Read more

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What is t2 hyperintensity of left side conus? & demyelination? Thankyou. (Result from MRI scan of lower back)

What is t2 hyperintensity of left side conus? & demyelination? Thankyou. (Result from MRI scan of lower back)

Need more info: Without knowing your medical history and not having the MRI film in front of me this question is best answered by your physician. ...Read more

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Have had over 6 months TMJ treatment (pt and splint) but TMJ still not fully resolved. Is it time to get an MRI scan?

Possibly: It depends on the level of breakdown our of your joints... If you have a full anterior disk displacement without reduction, then the answer is likely yes, to get an MRI for baseline... If the breakdown is extra capsular, or in the muscles, then possibly not...Depending on the severity, and remodeling of the joint, resolution can take 2-3 years... Also depends on parafunction (clenching/grinding). ...Read more

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Mri scan report- l5/s1broad based posterior cntrldisc protrusion touching d traversing roots at lateral recess. Do need surgery to get relief frm pain?

Hard to say: It would be hard to say without actually seeing the images, but it's not unreasonable to get a surgical consultation. ...Read more

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MRI scan result- subtle change to centre of spinal cord t8, t9, t10. What could this be? 30yr old female

MRI scan result- subtle change to centre of spinal cord t8, t9, t10. What could this be? 30yr old female

Send report: There are many possibilities. A copy of the report or the MRI itself would be helpful in giving you a comprehensive answer. ...Read more

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Why would neurosurgeon do brain MRI scan on 5th dec and not return any results for the past 7 weeks and now request the patient 2 go back for another 1?

Why would neurosurgeon do brain MRI scan on 5th dec and not return any results for the past 7 weeks and now request the patient 2 go back for another 1?

Let's try to solve?: Perhaps ns wanted it to see how things progressed but didn't think you wanted to know? Not a good answer! Maybe, thought they called you, but didn't? Naga! Time gone by and now wants interval exam? Okay, it's reasonable? Then sometimes we all just make mistakes? Good reason, but needs apology! Did you call to inquire about the results? Need to talk! Both sides! Hope this helped? ...Read more

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Soft tissue swelling infectious? Do you know if a radiologist can diagnose soft tissue swelling as the result of an infection through an MRI scan?

Sometimes: Soft tissue swelling by itself is not specific for infection. However in the right clinical setting it may be suggested. If other findings of infection are present, then it might be stated way. ...Read more