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What is magnetic resonance imaging (mri)

What is magnetic resonance imaging (mri)

Nice pictres...: A very hi-tech, no radiation way of taking pictures of our bodies to aid doctors in helping pinpoint what is going on in a particular area of our body. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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Can a magnetic resonance imaging test have any bad effects on bady, if so, what could be such effects?

Can a magnetic resonance imaging test have any bad effects on bady, if so, what could be such effects?

None proven: Though many people have claimed side effects ranging from tingling to fatigue to a change in hair color, there are no proven side effects of mris. Never the less, effects on the fetus of a pregnant woman are unknown. People with some implanted electric devices such as pacemakers may not have mris. ...Read more

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Mri(magnetic resonance imaging) used to be called nmr. Was the change political?

Mri(magnetic resonance imaging) used to be called nmr. Was the change political?

Yes: College of radiology was afraid the word nuclear in NMR would scare people away. Know what else MRI stands for? ...Read more

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What are advantages of MRT (Magnetic Resonance Tomography) scan over MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) scan? Are these equally safe?

Same: Those are equivalent terms for the same type of imaging. No x-rays or iodine containing contrast is used for MRI studies.

Here is a helpful link.

http://www.mr-tip.com/serv1.php?type=db1&dbs=Magnetic%20Resonance%20Tomography ...Read more

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Can a person keep his dentures (fixed) on while going for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)?

Yes: If your denture contains no metals, there should not be a problem. Ferromagnetic items pose problems for mris. A full denture does not normally have metal within it. Some full dentures have metal re-enforcement and should be removed. Most partial dentures also have metal clasps or frameworks and should be removed. All metals can distort MRI images and should be removed. ...Read more

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Mri(magnetic resonance imaging ) ok if stainless steel plate in arm?

Yes, but..: A stainless steel plate for fracture repair will affect imaging of that specific area. Some people can have sensations when getting the exam but most don't. Effects may be more significant on the stronger
3t magnets but most people notice little to nothing. ...Read more

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Can magnetic resonance imaging cause brain tumors?

Can magnetic resonance imaging cause brain tumors?

No: Only adverse effect of MRI is heat deposition which is inconsequential provided patient has no metallic foreign bodies or pacemakers. ...Read more

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How long does the magnetic resonance imaging take?

Depends: Length of an MRI study depends on what area(s) of the body is/are being imaged, whether the study is done without & with contrast, whether any complications occur during the study (some people get very nauseated from contrast rapidly infused), whether you move during the study, how comfortable you are lying very still for several minutes, if there are unexpected reactions to the contrast. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of magnetic resonance imaging?

Best for soft tissu: Pro: you can see soft tissue better, some things , just can't see with ct especially useful in brain, spine, liver, any joint disorder.Uses no ionizing radiation (xrays).
Con: cannot have if certain implants, i.e. Pacemaker, defribillitators, aneurysm clips, metal in eye etc. Also prob with claustrophobia, ct better for arteries, veins, except mra of head, for specific conditions. ...Read more

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Can magnetic resonance imaging be done on persons with metal implants in their body?

Can magnetic resonance imaging be done on persons with metal implants in their body?

It depends: Mri scans place the body in a magnetic field. A metal fragment in the eye may move and create damage to the eye. A hip or knee prosthesis is unlikley to be affected but may create imaging problems because they will distort the magnetic field and the image created. ...Read more

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Can a high-powered magnetic resonance imaging scanner cause cancer to patients or staff?

Can a high-powered magnetic resonance imaging scanner cause cancer to patients or staff?

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 more

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Magnetic resonance imaging angiogram of the heart LV to look at its function,cant have angiogram, what would MRA of LV show? as they refuse to do this

Magnetic resonance imaging angiogram of the heart LV to look at its function,cant have angiogram, what would MRA of LV show? as they refuse to do this

MRA: MRI/ and MRA of the heart can be gated to demonstrate cardiac wall motion.
Will define areas of infarct or ischemia
Can help determine ejection fraction
Can visualize valves as well ...Read more

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Can MRI contrast dye have side effects?

Can MRI contrast dye have side effects?

Yes but rare: Mri contrast can have side effects but they are extremely rare. Contrast side effects are more common with ct. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of MRI contrast dyes?

Check out this: link: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/mobile/en/safety/index.cfm?pg=sfty_contrast

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Are there any possible side effects of MRI scan?

MRI Scan: There are very little side effects of an MRI scan- there is no radiation nor any contrast containing iodine.
Some MRI scans use gadolinium as a contrast to identify certain conditions-- a reaction is possible but very low. If someone has a very very low kidney function, they cannot have gadolinium, however can have a standard noncontrast MRI.
Ask your doctor for specifics to you or your scan type. ...Read more

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Im 18 years old is MRI risky ? What are the side effects?

Im 18 years old is MRI risky ? What are the side effects?

No, none: Mris are not risky at all. There is no radiation. X-rays are not used. If your particular study needs a contrast dye, that is something to look into if you have allergies to certain chemicals or kidney disease. Also, you can't have any metal in your body, including piercings and some body modifications (e.g. Certain tattoos). ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of using MRI on a 2 years old ?

Are there any side effects of using MRI on a 2 years old ?

Not really: Although the MRI is often part of the radiology department, where xrays are used, it has nothing to do with xrays or radiation. The process takes a special magnet and temporarily magnetizes the bodies cells.It then scans the body and produces an image. The cells revert to normal after the process.Kids often are put to sleep for the procedure to keep them still.That has some risk. ...Read more

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Is their any side effects of mri. Does it lead to neuropathic problem?

No worries: Mri will not cause neurological injury. The contrast used, if needed, is also very safe but they may check your kidney function first if you have risk factors for kidney disease. Mri is a very safe exam used on hundreds of thousand of patients every year without complications. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me the side effects of.an MRI without contrast im having one today and im claustrophobic so im already freaking out!

Can someone tell me the side effects of.an MRI without contrast im having one today and im claustrophobic so im already freaking out!

MRI anxiety: Having an MRI is scary to many people. As far as I know, there are no real side effects to MRI's. As long as you do not have metal in your body, you will be fine. I suggest you notify the technician about your anxieties. They will try to make you as comfortable as possible. Remember to breathe calmly, keep your eyes closed and try to imagine yourself being somewhere else. ...Read more

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I am unsure of the side effects of tests like an MRI and the evoked potential tests, but can they cause growth stimulation and an increase in height?

No: The MRI is a purely magnetic picture, so there should be no real side effects (less than even an x-ray). The evoked potential tests are simply electrical measurements, so aside from local discomfort from the leads, should not cause lasting problems either. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an MRI scan? It has some side effects in the body?

MRI and SideEffects: MRI does not use Ionizing radiation like X-rays and CT scan. There are no known harmful side-effects associated with temporary exposure to the strong magnetic field. But some safety concerns: i.e. pacemakers, implanted device. contrast agents and medication patches. ...Read more

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Which has less side effects on body especially brain, CT scan or mri?

Which has less side effects on body especially brain, CT scan or mri?

Both very safe: However, MRI is likely safer because it does not use ionizing radiation like ct.

Mri is essentially a very fancy radio, and ct is a very fancy x-ray machine, taking images from multiple directions to make a picture.

Contrast agents, usually injected into a vein as part of both MRI and ct, have risks as well, however they are very low, well known and easily avoided or managed. ...Read more

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Mri side effects?

Mri side effects?

Usually none: An MRI is typically safe and causes no significant side effects. Mri can cause problems if you have metallic implants such as a coronary artery stent or cochlear implants. There can be rare allergic reaction to the contrast/dye if you were to have contrast injection. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of MRI radiation?

Are there any side effects of MRI radiation?

MRI doesn't: Use ionizing radiation (used with ct scans and plain x-rays studies). It uses magnetic fields to make images and these have not been shown to harm the human body. That said, patients with certain kinds of pacemakers and other implanted devices can't be imaged with MRI because of the potential to disrupt the device or otherwise harm the patient. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to a brain mri without contrast?

Are there any side effects to a brain mri without contrast?

No significant risks: The equipment may be closed and narrow causing claustrophobia in some, and the high intensity magnets might slightly increase body temperature transiently, but otherwise, quite benign test. ...Read more

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Could an MRI of the brain have any side effects?

MRI risk: There are no substantiated cases of mris directly causing medical issues as a result of getting the study. The risk with getting MRI comes with those who have metal fragments in their body or have devices such as pacemakers that are incompatible with having an mri. The die used in mris can cause issues particularly in patients with renal problems. ...Read more