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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Mri Side Effects
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
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
Sometimes: As long as there is no ferromagnetic metal in the frame. ...Read more
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
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
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
MRI: See: http://j.Mp/y65g7b.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Being exposed by X-ray on the spine and 1 day after with MRI can lead into what side effects ? I'm afraid if something will happen. Please help?
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
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
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