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Mr Brain And Iac With Contrast
Mild prominence of cortical sulci at the top of the calvarium reflecting minor involutional change. MR brain without constrast otherwise unremarkable.
MRI Result: This as with all tests should be evaluated by the ordering physician who has the patients history, exam findings and reasons for ordering the study in hand. This allows appropriate interpretation of the study. ...Read more
No: Look for some other cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
I experience sudden loss of depth perceptin and my vision seems flat. 2 normal brain MRIs w/o contrast. Where else should we look?
See eye MD: Loss of depth perception is uncommon. It can be due to eye or brain factors. It seems the brain factors have been eliminated. Now you should focus your attention on eye factors, like alignment issues. For this, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Maybe safer in some: Gadolinium contrast could potentially cause kidney complications on rare occasion. Mri without contrast will reveal areas of atrophy, stroke, bleeding, tumors, hydrocephalus, etc, but will not clearly show certain ms lesions, aneurysms, avm's, some inflammatory problems, so, always discuss with your doctor as to why an ordered MRI might be done in a variety of ways. ...Read more
Early August I got a brain scan with contrast and came back normal...is it possible that now 2 months later tumor developed?
1) while I do not know much about you, I assume that you had an indication for the (NEG) scan.
2) http://www. Cancerresearchuk. Org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/brain/incidence/uk-brain-and-central-nervous-system-cancer-incidence-statistics#By2
about the lowest risk age group. The more common (slow growing, NON-mailgnant) type is most likely to show up (meningioma, or pituitary) ...Read more
Usually it: Improves diagnostic accuracy and has fewer "allergies" than iodinated contrast. If I were getting a head mr, i'd for sure take it. ...Read more
No: Noncontrasted MRI is the test of choice to radiographically diagnose Chiari's. Be aware that there is something called PHASE-CONTRAST MRI or abbreviated PC-MRI. This imaging technique can be used (and is very useful in some cases when looking at headaches associated with Chiari's) to image the malformation. It DOES NOT utilize IV-contrast though the word "contrast" is in the name of the test. ...Read more
Imaging studies do not show "everything".
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
MRV: Mri of the brain evaluates the brain tissue for any abnormal signal, lesions, or masses. An mrv (mr venography) uses special sequences to look at the venous structures (dural venous sinuses) around the brain. The main indication for mrv is to look for a clot or stenosis. Typically this is also done with IV contrast for better image quality. ...Read more
Works well: A non-contrast CAT scan should show presence of any significant tumor in the brain. ...Read more
Not really: It depends on your symptoms and what disease or problem your Doctor thinks you may have. In my practice, slightly less than half of all the brain studies are given contrast. ...Read more
Why could they have thought they saw something in first brain MRI then the one with contrast came back clear?
I recently had a non contrast MRI of the brain. It came back normal. Would they have seen a tumor if I had one?
Would an MRI of the brain for MS lesions be acceptable without contrast? No we’re lesions found, however, no contrast was used.
It depends.: In the initial evaluation of suspected MRI, contrast is recommended for several reasons, such as the detection of potentially confounding diagnoses (e.g. leptomeningeal processes) that may be invisible on noncontrast MRI, and also for classification/prognostic information if MS is present. For follow up of known MS, contrast may or may not be necessary depending on the clinical situation. ...Read more
Brain MRI in august was normal, getting another one next week for mri with contrast, what are the chances this one will be abnormal with the contrast?
Unable to answer. The: Answer depends on your condition & what the doctor thinks is the diagnosis. If the original MRI truly didn't show an abnormality, then 99% of diagnoses won't show just because you repeat with contrast. (U run the risk of contrast exposure for no reason). Your question is complex. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to ur prescribing doctor about alternative ways to get diagnosed based on symptoms, not MRI ...Read more
I was diagnosed with bppv the epley manuever was prefromed twice and it worked but it keeps coming back. I had brain/iac MRI w contrast and it was ok?
It tends to come: Back. Meclizine may help. Keep on trying. Cut down on coffee. Take care! ...Read more
Had MRI of iac without contrast could this pick up a brain tumour or does it just look at inner ear? Scan results were clear? Still have symptoms.
If brain mr/mra with/without contrast detects 2 mm pca infundibula, can it also detect 2 to 3 mm brain arterial aneurysm if there is one in same study
It should.: If the study has enough fine (spatial) resolution to see the infundibulum then it should be able to see an aneurysm. Should is the key word. There are many reasons on MRI that something may or may not be seen and the arteriogram (angiogram) is the real final diagnostic study. ...Read more
Will an MRI of the brain and IAC without contrast show my sinuses? My ENT ordered this exam due to severe nasal congestion and facial pressure.
Yes: Paranasal sinuses are usually also seen on MRI of brain. Osseous structures are usually less well seen and better defined on CT. MRI is so sensitive for soft tissue changes that sometimes patient is not symptomatic. ...Read more
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
Maybe: Pituitary adenomas MRIs are very specific protocols. If you have a 'macroadenoma' which is larger than the normal gland, a routine MRI protocol would still likely show this. However, 'micoadenomas' can be only a few millimeters in size and a routine brain protocol MRI could miss it based on scan slice thickness or it may not stand out within the normal tissue. ...Read more
Well looking for inflammation in brain, should MRI be with or without contrast? Could without contrast miss inflammation?
I have to have gadilinium contrast for a brain mri. How long does that stuff stay in the body? I read bad stuff on it. Is it safe?
Not long: If hour kidneys are normal, very rapid elimination. ...Read more