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How To Stay Calm During An Mri
It depends: It depends on other signs and symptoms you have which may fulfill the diagnostic criteria for a mental disorder, in the case of major depression, there are probably 30 different drugs and one is not necessarily the best. If after a careful one hour examination with me, I thought you had major depression and anxiety, one of the favorite drugs I like to prescribe is called nortriptyline. ...Read more
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
I have been prescribed duramine today for weight loss and I'm worried about the side effects can u take a calmative like dolaseds to help with sleep?
Sets a bad pattern. For that matter, drugs for weight loss set a bad pattern and
REBOUND WEIGHT is found in nearly everyone on weight pills
finding what is making one obese and dealing with it by
AVOIDING, SUBSTITUTING or TRANSCENDING (changing overall context) would be better
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a book on this. ...Read more
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Well. A lot happens: You lie down on a table. In some places you go between two narrow plates. In some places you go into a tube. In general the tube machines are superior. You can have a open bore tube which is short or a long tube. Most (94%) prefer the short tube. Tiy hear various banging sounds for 10-45 minutes, some places take an hour. So ask and go to the place which takes less time. ...Read more
I have snapping during internal abduction and external extension. Mri is normal. What could this be?
See below: Try searching internet for snapping hip syndrome. ...Read more
Likely anxiety: The test is really quite easy. You lie on a platform that slides into the machine. Often headphones are provided for your favorite music. You just lie still and let the machine take pictures (you will hear some tapping sounds as the machine works). Sometimes an IV injection of contrast is given during the exam (depending on what is being evaluated). ...Read more
"Safety" is unknown.: The routine use of gadolinium based contrast agents for MRI during pregnancy is not recommended as the effects on the fetus are unkown. As such, contrast should only be used in unusual situations in which it is considered an absolutely essential clinical indication. While MRI without contrast during pregnancy has no known harmful effects on the fetus, it should be avoided in the first trimester. ...Read more
Is contrast stuff used during MRI radioactive? Should I stay away from small kids for a while after test?
No: Don't worry, you won't pose a threat to anyone. ...Read more
The MRI makes a noise like a jack hammer.
It doesn't hurt at all, you will feel nothing. You should just close your eyes, think pleasant thoughts, and try to hold as still as possible so that the images are as good as they can be.
There's no need to fear at all. I've had an MRI and it's really easy. ...Read more
No wait: According to the American College of Radiology, it is safe to continue breast feeding after contrast injection. Less than 0.04% of the injected dose is excreted into breast milk, and of the amount ingested by the baby, less than 1% is absorbed by the GI tract. If there are still concerns, you can express and discard the milk and discontinue breast feeding for 12-24 hours. ...Read more
Diagnosed with lesion between L4 & l5. No pain or symptoms. Discovered during MRI for other diagnosis. Operate?
Depends: On what the "lesion" is. This is a very vague term. If it is a synovial cyst without symptoms, then, no. If it is a tumor, then yes. Need a lot more info. If they can't give you a better answer as to what it is, you can send images here with pvt message or get second opinion somewhere. ...Read more
What is the risk of developing cavernoma during life time if you have DVA diagnosed on MRI? (I'm 30 and I have discrete supratentorial DVA)
Congenital: Developmental Venous Anomalies are congenital, benign lesions. They are typically discovered incidentally, with a relative high prevalence in the general population. See http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/conditions/nervous_system_disorders/developmental_venous_anomalies_134, 73/ ...Read more
Had some tingling in my arm during last portion of mri, wondering if it was MRI that caused it or meds on was on for MRI and if that's normal?
My neurosurgeon has ordered a 4 level discogram what is it and what should I expect during this diagnostic test? I can't have mri"s or myelograms.
Outpatient MRI; if something dangerous (stroke) is seen during scan, is this reported immediately to patient at the time or days after on a report?
Immediate Report: If, during an outpatient procedure, something dangerous or life-threatening is discovered, both the ordering physician and patient are notified. ...Read more
Noninvasive exam: A chest ct is very quick. You are passed through a doughnut shaped machine. They may give you a fluid (contrast dye) through a vein but many chest ct exams are done without dye. Mri takes more time and the machine is tube like in nature. They may also give you a fluid into the vein. Both are not painful without any recovery. Can be done in hospital or radiology practice office. ...Read more
Which organs would be seen or incidentally picked up during a MRI w/o contrast of thoracic spine?
Spine mainly,: But depending on how tight it scan is windowed and how low the scan goes, you may see portions of your lungs, heart, great vessels, stomach, diaphragm, liver... But this will not be the way to adequately study these organs as they will not be well visualized. ...Read more
Can taking tamoxifen during an MRI effect the results of an MRI on your brain? I am taking the tamoxifen for gyno.
Brain on Tamoxifen: I'm assuming that you're not actually taking the pill during the MRI as any movement would throw off the images and render them unreadable. In that case, taking tamoxifen shouldn't affect structural appearance just function eg trick brain into thinking not enough estrogen around so it then pumps out more lh & fsh to make more testosterone. Better question to ask is why MRI is warranted. ...Read more
How much does a knee MRI with contrast shows? What do they do during a Knee MRI with contrast what is the procedure
MR arthrogram: There are two kinds of contrast. Injecting contrast into the joint beside the kneecap will help look for tears of the meniscus or cartilage. Injecting contrast into an arm vein will help look for infection or tumor around the knee. It just depends what your doc is looking for. The needles used are thin, so they don't really hurt, honestly. Let us know if you need help reviewing your MR results. ...Read more
What happens during a chondroplasty? A displaced meniscus root showed up 4months after on had surgery how can that be it was shown on a MRI?
Is contrast absolutely necessary during soft tissue neck MRI for evaluation of mass? I had very unpleasant scary symptoms last time I had contrast.
Tell the MRI folks!: I tend to defer to the radiologists to tell me the best technique or study needed to find what I'm looking for. But if contrast is needed, be sure to tell te MRI techs and doctor what you experienced before. If you had an allergic reaction, they will want to be prepared - and possibly medicate you in advance to keep you safe. ...Read more