Doctor insights on:
Is It Normal To Need A Lower Extremity Joint Mri Without Dye
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
Is it possible for a c-spine lesion to show up on a non-contrast t-spine MRI (in the initial focus view), or is it always going to be an artifact?
Possible..: The T-spine MRI may show the lower C-spine components which are adjacent to the upper T-spine vertebra, so even though this could be an artifact it is not because of the location but rather because of the technique or the image itself. If it needs definition and confirmation a C-spine MRI should be done. ...Read more
Is it possible for a standard MRI to overlook neural foraminal narrowing but an up-right MRI show it? If pain occurs when upright?
Upright MRI: There are upright MRI scanners. I am not aware of a good study stating upright MRI is better than regular MRI for spinal stenosis. There are anecdotal examples of herniated disc seen only on the upright scan. These scanners are lower resolution than conventional MRI which could cause other findings to be missed. There are only a small number of these scanners in practice in the us. ...Read more
I underwent a back X-Ray due to back pain. It showed generalized diminished bone density and mild scoliotic change in the lumbar vertebrae, while the intervertebral space is unchanged. I'll undergo an MRI, should I be worried?
BACK PAIN: Thus far there is nothing you've mentioned on the X-ray that is a source of acute back pain so no reason to worry based on x-ray; having said that it was a waste to get the x-ray unless it was post trauma.MRI is the standard radiographic eval for back pain. Is this from an MVA? If so, it is likely a muscle strain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How likely is a labral tear to NOT show up on an MRI without contrast? Is a labral tear still worth looking into with a normal shoulder MRI?
Hi,What is a T1 and T2 hypo intense focus in the L1 verterbral body? It also mention that a bone island Ct can be done if ongoing but it is thought to be an incidental finding?
Ct scan results showed a malformation of my hip and this is causing rotation in joints. What will the hospital do? Will I need an operation?
Is there a way to see an occipital skull fracture on an MRI? If so at what level is it best to view it at? Thanks
Do the knee MRI shows if there's a nerve problem ? and can a nerve problem cause a constant knee pain for a year , as I went to 7 orthos and no effect
MRI won't show it!: Even the best MRI will not show a nerve problem unless you have a giant tumor of the nerve. MRIs only show big things. If you have constant knee pain, an orthopedic surgeon good at diagnostic assessments and exam testing should be able to help you. The most important thing is a good physical examination and a good clinical history. Diagnostic testing is only to confirm what the examiner suspects. ...Read more
So it is possible an inflamed nerve in lumbar spine can cause feeling to urinate? My doctor said mri next will this find it?
MRI without "dye": Some hospitals have a permanent MRI unit; others share one with other hospitals; there are also free-standing imaging offices that do ct's & mri's. Unless you are allergic to contrast (dye) or have severe kidney disease, contrast is used for an optimal study. Discuss that issue with the doc ordering the mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went to an orthopedic specialist to get my back and hip pain evaluated. the x-rays showed a small bone island. what does that mean? Is it serious?
Is a slight superior displaced meniscus root a diagnosis on a mri? What does that mean? Does it require surgery to fix? I am having extreme pain knee
More info: Sounds like you may have a tear of the root or horn of your meniscus. Root tears with pain and mechanical symptoms or swelling may require surgery. Depending on how it is torn really determines if it can be fixed. Repairs in patients older than 40 typically don't do well so usually this is partially removed. Root tears in general can lead to progressive arthritis and aren't good tears to have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 bulging disc in the neck. Could this be touching a nerve cause shoulder, arm and upper pain that was not seen on an mri? How can I find out if it is
My podiatrist suspects that have a stress fx. She ordered an mri. If the pain is gone at the time of the test, will anything be visible on mri?
An initial fracture is extra articular but in later CT shows it extending into the joint why would this be?
Propagation: Fractures can propagate from extra articular to intra articular during the post-traumatic period if they are subjected to untoward stresses. The bone fragments require 21 or more days to get "sticky" so that some internal stability is present. Also, if the initial read of extra articular was based on an x-ray, this is a less sensitive exam than a ct, so it just may not have been visible on x-ray. ...Read more
X ray shows I have OA of L hip and spine. My PCP is going to give me cortisone injection in L hip. is it appropriate for a PCP to do this procedure?
No: Hip joint injections are best done under ultrasound or fluoroscopic guidance. It is best performed by an orthopedist, rheumatologist or interventional radiologist. ...Read more
Why is it necessary to observe someone's gait in a neurological examination of the upper extremity?
Completeness: The examination of the neuromuscular system takes into account interrelated systems. For example evaluating weakness upper and lower extremities are necessary. Many disorders affecting upper extremities also affect lowers, even if patient is not aware of the lower extremity involvement ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Mri of lower extremity joint without contrast
- What type of doctor can order an upper extremity joint mri without dye?
- Mri of lower extremity without contrast
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Mri of upper extremity without contrast
- Ct of lower extremity without contrast
- Ct of lower extremity without contrast
- Mra of lower extremity without contrast
- Talk to a radiologist online for free