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Mr Cervical Spine With And Without Contrast
Maybe: Mri's are very focused exams. To get the best quality imaging of the area of interest, the field of view is limited as much as possible. The trachea may have been included, but not necessarily. You should speak with your doctor or the radiologist that read the study and ask them to look at the trachea. If it is seen, they can answer your question and if not they can recommend another test. ...Read more
How long will an MRI with and without contrast take for the area of the brain, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine?
Mri findings say acquired spondylolisthesis and cervical spinal stenosis with myelopathy . I am in a great amount of pain. What next ?
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Can labrum tear (fray) be seen conclusively on MRI without contrast? How about during an arthroscopic surgery of shoulder? MRI with contrast needed?
MRI w/w/out Contrast: MRI uses magnetic fields to form images in the body and term with and without contrast comprises the series of films of the MRI. The study is performed with contrast in event there is need for specific differentiation of tumor from other structures, find smaller lesions, and see dynamic assessment of lesion (how active). ...Read more
Highlights: The contrast will flow through the blood stream and highlight structures providing additional information and definition. ...Read more
Depends on problem: Much can be learned from MRI without contrast but if a vascular anomaly or tumor is suspected the IV dye helps to show the extent of the lesion and it's location in areas that are not well delineated without the dye. If your doctor recommended it, you should go ahead and have the dye injected. Avoid it if you are allergic to the dye. ...Read more
Mamagram sept 2012 ok. Have had chest CT with contrast..Chest xrays and multiple mris of spine. Would any of that reflected anything on shoulder mets?
Varies: An MRI is a structural test and show structural changes that can occur in advanced inflammatory arthritis that has structural changes such as cartilage loss, it can also show an inflammatory pannus as well. These findings can be seen in a study without contrast. Contrast can be used in specific cases when more information is needed. Inflammatory arthritis is often first diagnosed with bloodwork ...Read more
Depends: Spine MRI can be done without contrast because disks and soft tissues can be distinguished from the nerves and bones. We order MRI with and without contrast in patients with previous back surgery to distinguish scar tissue (which changes signal intensity on the MRI with the contrast) from disk material (which doesn't). We also order contrast if there is concern for possible infection or tumors. ...Read more
Will a CT scan of the lumbar spine post fusion without contrast show pinched nerves or just bone structure and hardware?
Have 5-6 mm calcified lump in the posterior neck, doctor recommend imaging. Should do MRI with and without contrast or CT w/ contrast? Benefits/risks?
Neither!: If you know the lump is calcified, you're best off not doing any imaging. If you want to know what it is, go to a surgeon or pathologist who can manage a simple biopsy, probably in his office, to figure out what it is. A FNA (fine needle aspiration) may work out for you. If you REALLY need to know if it is solid or a cyst, then ultrasound is better. CT involves radiation. MRIs are $$. Avoid them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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