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Teaching Hospital: There are several considerations. Are you poor/indigent ? You may qualify for a markedly reduced or free scan if you have a problem that necessitates one of the above scans at a teaching or university hospital. Maybe a free scan if you qualify for a research protocol ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do hepatoligists use MRI scans in diagnostics? (alt^) unknown cause, referred to specialist. As i'm terrifiedof invasive procedures eg biopsy! useful
Not at present: Anything that is serious enough to require an MRI also requires a physical exam. It is irresponsible to subject someone to radiation of this dosage without even a reasonable suspicion that something might be found. Suggest you find a doctor to evaluate you physically and decide together whether an MRI is warranted. Good luck! ...Read more
Quite different: Ct involves xray type radiation with cross sectional imaging in transaxial, sagittal, and coronal projections. Nuclear medicine, internal irradiation either injected intravenously, inhaled, ingested, injected subcutaneously.Ivp uses injection of contrast material for visualization of kidneys and bladder with x-ray. Mr imaging uses no ionizing radiation magnetic fields to generate x-sectional images. ...Read more
Urine screening : To monitor compliance with prescribed medications ; to check for use of illegal drugs. The providers are practicing their responsibility to the patient, the general public ; the medical license. ...Read more
Where would u have child's MRI w/sedation- children's hospital outpatient center or hospital? Imaging director said only difference is no "code team"?
Hard to say: Many facilities are unique in their approach to this issue and follow strict guidelines on who is present for such a study. In my area they require an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist be present whose only job is tending to the patient continuously. A code team down the hall doesn't seem better than a one on one with the leader of such a team. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are the asbergers free screening exams online considered reputable in regards to recommending further testing?
Depends: Screening tools are, by definition, meant to miss few possible candidates, which means that they often are oversensitive, so pick up people who are just fine as well as those with problems. If you or your child is having chronic, impairing social difficulties and one of the screens seems to suggest asperger's disorder as a possibility, it would not be unreasonable to seek further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many cardiac cta (computed tomography angiogram) procedures are performed annually in small hospitals?
No known association: Mri relies on changing nuclear atomic spin, and does not change the chemical bonds of molecules, which can alter dna and cause cancer. However, the use of a contrast agent in patients called gadolinium during the procedure may induce the onset of a debilitating malady commonly known as nsf/nfd. This can cause fibrosing throughout the body. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/550783. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers