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How to interpret MRI results?

How to interpret MRI results?

You can: Initiate a HealthTap consult, upload the images and report, and discuss. I would be happy to do it. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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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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Help interpreting MRI results. Who can give second opinion?

Help interpreting MRI results. Who can give second opinion?

Contact: Second opinion service massachusetts general hospital. Easy to do online. ...Read more

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Who should I consult with to interpret my MRI results?

Who should I consult with to interpret my MRI results?

You can request: A copy of your test results from the radiology facility as well and also request a copy of your images on a disc. In general a disc is better than films because it contains the actual digital dicom data.

With all this in hand you can go to your doctor or any subsequent specialist to discuss your case. We treat the patient not the pictures. ...Read more

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What is a gray matter hyperintensity of 3mm on a brain MRI result? (Just trying to understand my results :))

What is a gray matter hyperintensity of 3mm on a brain MRI result? (Just trying to understand my results :))

Depends on image: Magnetic resonance imaging with and without gadolinium contrast shows hyperintensity depending on type of images, T1, T2, diffusing weighted or flair view. Each type of image views can because by various ideologies, including ischemia, plaques, infection, growth, bleed. Gray matter hyperintensity simply means changes seen based on the type of image. ...Read more

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Will my disc ever heal? Mri result was " minimal disc protrusion at L5 s1 " a year ago. Sometimes im pain free, others I can't sleep from pain.

Will my disc ever heal? Mri result was " minimal disc protrusion at L5 s1 " a year ago. Sometimes im pain free, others I can't sleep from pain.

No, but: Teenager w. Low back pain seemingly told "l5-s1 disk protrusion" cause. Pain comes ; goes ; interferes w. Sleep. Supposed "diagnosis" is radiologic term ; likely wrong choice for "diagnosis". Protruding disks commonly seen in unpained persons. Disk impingement pain decreases w. Lying down as sacroiliac joint subluxation pain worsens. Extreme sports participation? See osteopath for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have an MRI result stating disc bulge c5-6 and thecal sac indentation. Pain clinic assessment today says this is normal, uncertain why pain exists?

I have an MRI result stating disc bulge c5-6 and thecal sac indentation. Pain clinic assessment today says this is normal, uncertain why pain exists?

A disc bulge: Is not normal, it is a sign of degenerative disc disease. However, it is a common incidental finding, and often causes no symptoms. They probably mean that they don't think it is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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How to read the results of my mri?

How to read the results of my mri?

Review with your doc: After you mri, a radiologist will review the images and create a report. The report is then sent to the doctor that ordered the mri. The best thing for you to do is to go over the report with your doctor and ask any questions you may have. ...Read more

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What should I expect from MRI results?

What should I expect from MRI results?

I'm not: Really sure I understand the question. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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Can you advise me translate my MRI results?

Can you advise me translate my MRI results?

Results: Can you post some of the specifics? Or, message a HealthTap doc for a more in depth discussion. ...Read more

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Can you advise for understanding MRI results?

Can you advise for understanding MRI results?

MRI results: A discussion with your doctor about the results will be the most beneficial. If you have a specific question about something in the report, you can try posting it on HealthTap. ...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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Can you please help me understand my MRI result?

Yes: The mri reports many things, even normal findings so it will all sound very intimidating, but can actually be reassuring. It is best to go over your results with the doctor who ordered it. Frequently incidental findings will be reported that have no clinical significance. ...Read more

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Where can I get an interpretation of MRI results?

Radiologist: Generally you want to review your MRI results with the doctor that ordered the exam. If you are unable to do this, call the center where your MRI was done or your local radiology dept. ...Read more

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Can you advise me to read my MRI results! Please!?

Can you advise me to read my MRI results! Please!?

MRI: You can speak with your doctor about the results. If you have a specific question, you can post it on HealthTap. Or, you can send a message to a HealthTap doc for more detail. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions with understanding MRI results?

Can you give me suggestions with understanding MRI results?

MRI: MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) works by flipping molecules in your body using a strong magnet. When the machine is released and the molecules flip back out of alignment, they release energy creating an image. In generally, we look at 2 different images (T1 weighted images-look at detail and anatomy; T2 or STIR images look at water/fluid/swelling). The ordering Dr should read the MRI ...Read more

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How can I understand my MRI results on my back. Please help!?

Your doctor: Can best help you understand the findings on the mri. Any imaging test needs to be correlated with clinical findings to understand the significance of what the radiologist describes. Many abnormalities are seen on imaging tests that are of little or no importance to the patient. Trying to shortcut this process is not advised. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get the results of an mri?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get the results of an mri?

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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What to do if I have question regarding a MRI result that I received?

What to do if I have question regarding a MRI result that I received?

MRI: You can speak with your doctor about the results. If you have a specific question, you can post it on HealthTap. Or, you can send a message to a HealthTap doc for more detail. ...Read more

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Mri results. I have the cd. Not sure how to get it to someone on here?

Mri results. I have the cd. Not sure how to get it to someone on here?

Tell us more: What are you confused about or want to ask a question on? What do you want to clarify? Also, it would be helpful if you could expand on your symptoms and the reason you got the MRI in the first place. ...Read more

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Can you advise me understand my MRI results please what does my MRI say?

Can you advise me understand my MRI results please what does my MRI say?

Do you...: Have a specific question about the MRI report that I can help you with? ...Read more

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Can you tell me if MRI results take longer than 2 weeks is that a bad thing?

No: MRIs are typically interpreted within 48 hours. Just call the doctor who ordered the exam for the results. The delay does not imply bad news. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to understand my MRI results on my back. Please help!!!!?

Can you tell me how to understand my MRI results on my back. Please help!!!!?

You can: Initiate a HealthTap consult, upload the images and report, and discuss. I would be happy to do it. ...Read more

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What does Meckel's cave cephaloceles are noted bilaterally mean on an MRI result?

What does Meckel's cave cephaloceles are noted bilaterally mean on an MRI result?

Depends on symptoms: Why was the MRI ordered? Did you have symptoms? We can't answer your question w/o knowing. Cephaloceles - or fluid-filled cysts - in Meckel's cave (the space near the base of the skull where the facial nerve exits) can mean nothing at all, or it can be the cause of certain facial pains. Your question is best referred to whoever ordered the MRI or to a live doc on HealthTap Prime who can discuss it ...Read more

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What to do if I have the results of my MRI and need some help understanding them?

MRI: You can speak with your doctor about the results. If you have a specific question, you can post it on HealthTap. Or, you can send a message to me or another radiologist with the report attached. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what you suggest if MRI results take longer than 2 weeks is that a bad thing?

Not a bad thing: Not a bad thing in terms of the result but shouldn't take that long. Try calling your doctor who ordered the exam or the radiology group where you had the exam done to find out why the delay. ...Read more

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