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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Abdomen
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
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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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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