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Dr. William Singer
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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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Is there any pain involved in a brain MRI without dye?

Is there any pain involved in a brain MRI without dye?

No: The answer to this question is simple: there is no pain associated with a brain MRI study with or without contrast. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a brain MRI with and without dye done?

Does it hurt to get  a brain MRI with and without dye done?

No: There is no pain but some people are uncomfortable due to claustophobia, noise and position. ...Read more

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How accurate a brain MRI without dye injection really is in detecting problems like tumors , bleeding or inflammation of brain ?

Very accurate : MRI in the head even without contrast is very sensative. Contrast is useful for small findings or to help define what we are seeing. This can also be done later if needed ...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

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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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How long does it take for a brain mri?

40 min to 2 hrs: The length can vary but on average a brain MRI will run 40 min to 2 hours depending on the sequence used, whether there is a contrast used, and other factors. ...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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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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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more