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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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How can you tell the difference between inflammation from jra and inflammation from a injury on mri? How can you detect jra on mri?

How can you tell the difference between inflammation from jra and inflammation from a injury on mri? How can you detect jra on mri?

Marginal erosions: Mri is the most sensitive imaging method for detecting marginal erosions and early pannus formation. The pattern of the bone marrow edema, its location, and the lack of a history of trauma will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can inflammation of the iliopsoas tendon be seen in a regular enlarged mri?

Can inflammation of the iliopsoas tendon be seen in a regular enlarged mri?

Yes.: A trained hip orthopedic specialist should be able to see that on a regular mri. You may be able to see thickening of the tendon or possibly some fluid, which would indicate a strain. The MRI should be done by someone who has experience with hip mri's. ...Read more

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Can MRI evaluate cremaster muscle pull/tear/inflammation? Or is this still beyond the reach of 21st century humans?

Can MRI evaluate cremaster muscle pull/tear/inflammation? Or is this still beyond the reach of 21st century humans?

Difficult: The resolution of MRI is poor. You can see inflammation, but being able to definitively localize it to the cremaster muscle would be difficult. ...Read more

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Shoulder injury on 10/8 hurts very bad around rotator cuff MRI shows a lot of inflammation still. Could there be something that isn't showing up?

Shoulder injury on 10/8 hurts very bad around rotator cuff MRI shows a lot of inflammation still. Could there be something that isn't showing up?

Yes: Inflammation can mask many things. However, short of surgery, there is not a lot that can be done to see the extent of the injury. You could ask your doctor if they think an MRI arthrogram may help. Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=bjegd1qxabm. ...Read more

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Inflammation in kidney an MRI showed mild to moderate inflammation in my right kidney. I have no symptoms or discomfort. What could this be from?

Inflammation in kidney an MRI showed mild to moderate inflammation in my right kidney. I have no symptoms or discomfort. What could this be from?

Unknown: The ct changes could be from prior infection, obstruction or trauma, I would suggest a urinalysis and work-up to look for any signs of active disease and eval by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Will 3t MRI be more effective in finding cartilage inflammation in chest and neck, or am I fine with 1.5 t? Any considerable differences? Any safety concerns between 1.5 t and 3t?

Will 3t MRI be more effective in finding cartilage inflammation in chest and neck, or am I fine with 1.5 t? Any considerable differences? Any safety concerns between 1.5 t and 3t?

3T: For cartilage abnormalities, 3t imaging is great due to it's resolution capabilities, but still the imaging is dependent on the protocols set on each machine. I would trust the radiologist recommendation for which machine to use for your ailment. ...Read more

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I have been told that my MRI has shown disc dehydration and hip inflamation, I get a lot of sciatica, is this linked?

I have been told that my MRI has shown disc dehydration and hip inflamation, I get a lot of sciatica, is this linked?

Sciatica: Pain in the distribution as you suggested describes the pattern of the nerve that travels in the leg called the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is not the cause of the pain source, it is the result of an irritated nerve typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist. ...Read more

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Can physiatrist tell if inflammation in SI joint area during injection not shown on mri? I have been given conflicting info don't know who to trust

Can physiatrist tell if inflammation in SI joint area during injection not shown on mri? I have been given conflicting info don't know who to trust

SI joint: Pain can be difficult to diagnose on exam and imaging studies can be normal even when the joint is a cause of pain. Injecting the joint with lidocaine and steroids, and seeing if it helps, can help to pinpoint the joint as a cause of pain. ...Read more

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Well looking for inflammation in brain, should MRI be with or without contrast? Could without contrast miss inflammation?

Well looking for inflammation in brain, should MRI be with or without contrast? Could without contrast miss inflammation?

BRAIN INFLAMMATION: Mri with contrast is better at visualizing any type of brain infection, vasculitis or inflammatory process. ...Read more

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I have cd, in remission, with a calprotectin level under 16. My dr. Now suggests a s.B. Mri. Is this not a good marker for inflammation in s.B as well?

I have cd, in remission, with a calprotectin level under 16. My dr. Now suggests a s.B. Mri. Is this not a good marker for inflammation in s.B as well?

Small bowel MRI: Is superior to ct of the small bowel. Mri shows tissues and tissue contrast better than ct. It shows enhancement better. It is safer. The contrast used for MRI is safer than ct contrast. Ct uses a lot of radiation. Mri uses no ionizing radiation. Adding special sb images is quick and easy. And overall the MRI study can tell us more information than the ct exam. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain when I extend my arm (throwing), 5 month. Dr said inflamation. Mri done. Dr says no tear. I don't understand inflammation for 5 months? How?

Shoulder pain when I extend my arm (throwing), 5 month. Dr said inflamation. Mri done. Dr says no tear. I don't understand inflammation for 5 months? How?

Are you a pitcher?: Did you have mr arthrogram? (contrast injected into your shoulder joint)
what did the MRI show?
Need more information in order to try and answer your question. If you have persistent pain and decreased range of motion in your shoulder, I recommend you go and see a sports medicine or orthopedic doctor.
Hope you get better faster. ...Read more

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Can an MRI detect meningitis or inflammation of the brain?

Can an MRI detect meningitis or inflammation of the brain?

Yes: An mri can be one of the tests used for imaging of the brain, spinal cord, and in a meningitis like picture, it can show inflammation. This is nonspecific and doesn't differentiate between bacterial and viral meningitis. A spinal tap is a true test that would provide the physician with more information. ...Read more

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Will an MRI on brain without contrast show if there is inflammation from meningitis?

Will an MRI on brain without contrast show if there is inflammation from meningitis?

Not necessarily.: Bacterial meningitis is a devastating disease that must be caught early to prevent permanent damage or even death. In the beginning stages the only way to make the diagnosis is with a lumbar puncture commonly called a spinal tap. Neuro imaging studies are useful to monitor for complications such as abscesses and brain swelling and can pick up meningitis later in the disease process. ...Read more

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Can MRI distinguish between inflammation or tear or pulling in soft tissues/muscles in pelvic region?

Yes and: Can also see stress fractures and bone lesions. It can also see pelvic masses. It is best for the soft tissues and superior to ct for this. ...Read more

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Can MRI tell if there is inflammation/swelling of a muscle in a leg or must it be compared to the other leg?

Can MRI tell if there is inflammation/swelling of a muscle in a leg or must it be compared to the other leg?

MRI can tell: As long as the correct "sequences" were performed. One type of sequence looks specifically for fluid in the soft tissues, and it is very sensitive. You don't need the opposite side compared. If you would like a complete explanation of your MRI, I provide second opinions via HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap. Com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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Can a MRI scan show inflamation? I had a blood test that said im "inflamed" but my doc can't tell me where it is.

Can a MRI scan show inflamation? I had a blood test that said im "inflamed" but my doc can't tell me where it is.

Yes, when localized: Mri can detect signs of inflammation, but the exam is used to evaluate a specific region of the body. For example, if laboratory data suggest inflammation of the pancreas, an MRI exam tailored to look specifically at the pancreas can reveal signs of active inflammation, such as edema or swelling of the gland. However, MRI is not practical as a screen for someone with generalized inflammation. ...Read more

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I had a brain MRI to look for ischaemia and inflammation. Could the the 3mm hyperintensity be related to either of these?

I had a brain MRI to look for ischaemia and inflammation. Could the the 3mm hyperintensity be related to either of these?

Yes: Your MRI should be looked at by a competent neurologist and/or neurosurgeon. 3 mm hyperintensity can be a foci of inflammation, or non-specific, or artifact. Please see a qualified. ...Read more

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What would cause left shoulder pain/arm for almost a year now. Mri showed fluid build up and inflammation. Hurts to lift arm?

Bursitus: Sounds like an inflammatory process. You can try a steroid injection into the joint. Rest and ice may help. ...Read more

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Neuro said brain MRI shows unidentified white matter and little inflammation, he says not to worry, I have sjögren's. Should I worry?

Neuro said brain MRI shows unidentified white matter and little inflammation, he says not to worry, I have sjögren's. Should I worry?

MRI lesions: White matter abnormalities in the brain are nonspecific. They can represent a variety of conditions. Patients with sjogren's disease can have the antibodies, associated with sjogren's, at times attack brain tissue. It would be up to your neurologist to determine whether they thought that was the cause. ...Read more

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My neuro said my brain MRI shows unidentified white matter and little inflammation. I have sjögren's. He said don't worry. Should i? What next?

My neuro said my brain MRI shows unidentified white matter and little inflammation. I have sjögren's. He said don't worry. Should i? What next?

Not to worry: It sounds like a part of the report is missing. In identified white matter what? Most white matter signal findings in young patients may be related to blood vessels. Small blood vessels and the space around them can have signal. I would ask for a better explanation. Still if only blood vessel spaces dot worry. Still, it also depends on why you had the study in the first place. ...Read more

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How is Meningitis from Lyme disease diagnosed? Already have the lyme diagnosis? Past ER note says "likely Lyme Meningitis" but no inflammation on MRI.

How is Meningitis from Lyme disease diagnosed? Already have the lyme diagnosis? Past ER note says "likely Lyme Meningitis" but no inflammation on MRI.

Lumbar puncture: Meningitis is diagnosed classically by sending off cerebrospinal fluid analysis from a lumber puncture when there is a clinical suspicion that a patient has this condition. Lyme meningitis can be diagnosed with specialized testing sent on cerebral spinal fluid often in conjunction with serum testing to confirm the presence of Lyme Disease. ...Read more

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If depression is caused by an inflammation on the brain, why can't we detect it with an mri?

Inflammation: The inflammation hypothesis of depression is just that -- a very plausible, but not completely proven hypothesis. Early stages of inflammation may not show up on an MRI because physical structures like myelin and nerve cells have not been damaged to the point it can be seen anatomically. Change in functional status of these cells and their components precedes anatomical change or damage. ...Read more

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If depression is caused by an inflammation on the brain, why can't we detected it with an mri?

If depression is caused by an inflammation on the brain, why can't we detected it with an mri?

Inflammation & Dep.: There is some evidence -- based on medical knowledge -- that inflammation has a role in developing depression. Many of the cytokines involved have effects pathways related to mood. http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/23636913 still, not all inflammatory processes can be seen on mri, which detects anatomical (not functional) abnormalities. Ms can't be "seen" on MRI until it damages white matter. ...Read more

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What can white matter and inflammation on sjögren's patients brain MRI mean? Was told not to worry for now.

What can white matter and inflammation on sjögren's patients brain MRI mean? Was told not to worry for now.

Correction (probably): My guess is someone told you (or tried to tell you) "white matter degeneration." evidence of inflammation in the brain (sjogren's or not) is clearly something to worry about. But white matter degeneration may be something not to worry about. Reason: it is a nonspecific finding that can be seen in people without sjogrens as well as those without neurological problems. Don't worry at this time. ...Read more

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Can MRI with contrast detect mild grade inflammation? If pelvis MRI report normal, is it still possible have inflammation ongoing?

Can MRI with contrast detect mild grade inflammation? If pelvis MRI report normal, is it still possible have inflammation ongoing?

Yes,: Depending on where the inflammation is, the severity, and how the MRI is performed, some inflammatory processes may be difficult or impossible to detect on MRI. ...Read more

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MRI white matter disease in bilateral cerebral hemisphere; this may be seen with moderate chronic ischaemia versus inflammation/demylination. Worried.

MRI white matter disease in bilateral cerebral hemisphere; this may be seen with moderate chronic ischaemia versus inflammation/demylination. Worried.

Worried?: I suggest you contact your neurologist right away to explain the findings. The idea is to find out what's going on so that you don't have to worry! . You might consider consulting with one of us. That's what we do!

www. Healthtap. Com/drericweisman ...Read more

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Can MRI detect irritation/inflammation of the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves in the pelvis?

Can MRI detect irritation/inflammation of the ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves in the pelvis?

Yes it can.: Electrophysiologic study is the standard way of checking for nerve entrapment. Lately, with the advent of new technologies, MRI & mr neurograpy can be used as diagnostic tools as well. Take care! Http://m.Radiographics. Rsna. Org/content/30/4/983.Long. ...Read more

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I had a mri on my liver and the report says I have severe hepatic steatosis would inflammation be involved and would it be nash?

I had a mri on my liver and the report says I have severe hepatic steatosis would inflammation be involved and would it be nash?

Fatty Liver: This very common liver disease.
presence of fat does not always mean liver damage
need more liver tests to determine if fat is causing liver damage ...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?

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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Can the muscle that raises and lowers the scrotum based on body temperature be evaluated for pull or tear or inflammation by mri?

Can the muscle that raises and lowers the scrotum based on body temperature be evaluated for pull or tear or inflammation by mri?

Muscle injury: Nope. I get a sense that you are much more worried than anyone else in my experience with this problem. Perhaps I am missing why this is bothering you so much. Am I missing something? ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more