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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Normal CT no contrast today and normal MRI 3 years ago. Having headache, pressure, light sensitivty and dizziness for 2 weeks. Could it be aneurysm?

Normal CT no contrast today and normal MRI 3 years ago. Having headache, pressure, light sensitivty and dizziness for 2 weeks. Could it be aneurysm?

Highly unlikely: Probably you have a migraine syndrome. What you most need to do is be seen by a fine neurologist who will sit down with you and take the time to get a complete and thorough history and physical examination and then review your previous MRI's. Berry aneurysms don't just pop up. There would have been evidence of them in the past. Be seen at a major medical center. ...Read more

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Normal MRI 3 years ago having tingling on head pain weakness can a brain aneurysm or other life threatning illness be possible in that length of time?

Normal MRI 3 years ago having tingling on head pain weakness can a brain aneurysm or other life threatning illness be possible in that length of time?

No: The tingling over your head could be due to scalp irritation or even an issue with a cutaneous nerve, but is not indicative of an intracranial structural lesion. If you are very concerned about "life threatening conditions" might be worthwhile exploring this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Had normal MRI 3 years ago, but have had headache for 2 weeks with ears ringing, off balance and nausea. Scared of brain tumor or aneurysm. Could it b?

Had normal MRI 3 years ago, but have had headache for 2 weeks with ears ringing, off balance and nausea. Scared of brain tumor or aneurysm. Could it b?

Tinnitus/ off balanc: More likely labyrinthitis
http://www. Webmd. Com/brain/tc/labyrinthitis-topic-overview#2

Would follow up with ENT for treatment possible antibiotic or antivirals (zoster or herpes) could be lyme as well so check. Check for sinusitis, TMJ, allergies, thyrodi function, diabetes, ESR, ANA, CRP for autoimmune process. Brain tumor / aneurysm is less, less likely f/u /with ENT ...Read more

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Headaches, nausea, dizzy and pressure in ears. 2 normal CT w/o contrast in the last month and one MRI clear 3 years ago. Could it be tumor or aneurysm?

Headaches, nausea, dizzy and pressure in ears. 2 normal CT w/o contrast in the last month and one MRI clear 3 years ago. Could it be tumor or aneurysm?

Unlikely: If it were either of those things, you would already be dead by now. Really the scans are pretty good at picking up those kind of things. ...Read more

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If I had an MRI I yr agowould it be possible to have an aneurysm one year later?

If I had an MRI I yr agowould it be possible to have an aneurysm one year later?

Yes.: There are many mechanisms by which aneurysms arise. Some are congenital (you are born with them); others, can develop over time. It is possible that a new aneurysm could develop over the period of a year. ...Read more

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My dad's MRI showed abdominal aorta aneurysm. Our doctor says to come back after three months. Why should we wait?

My dad's MRI showed abdominal aorta aneurysm. Our doctor says to come back after three months. Why should we wait?

Depends on size: Not every AAA needs to be to be treated immediately with surgery. As the aneurysm grows the risk of rupture grows. Surgery, though, is very, very major and has to be worth the risk. Endovascular stents may lessen the risk. Your physician and/or a vascular surgeon will advise based on his health status, research data and aneurysm type. Blood pressure control and smoking cessation are vital. ...Read more

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My 16 year old has frequent headaches and her aunt (my sisters) suffered a brain aneurysm at age 40, should I let her have an MRI now to check?

My 16 year old has frequent headaches and her aunt (my sisters) suffered a brain aneurysm at age 40, should I let her have an MRI now to check?

Possibly: Brain aneurysms are acquired over time with the average age of rupture, in both genders, of age 52. It is very unusual in teenagers and people in their twenties. The likelihood is low, and there may be actually other reasons that could cause the headaches that would warrant imaging of the brain.
Please see the brain aneurysm center for women for more information at www. Chicagoaneurysm. Com. ...Read more

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Chances of a 19 year old having an aneurysm/brain hemorrhage? Had CT and MRI scans a year ago. All normal. But suffering pressure in head all week

Head pressure: If the ct head is negative, the pressure is caused by sinus, jaw, ear, or even headache. Get to a neurologist or headache specialist to have this evaluated and re assure you. ...Read more

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Had a clear brain mri 5 years ago, currently been getting localized headaches and nausea could an anuerysm have grown in that time frame?

Had a clear brain mri 5 years ago, currently been getting localized headaches and nausea could an anuerysm have grown in that time frame?

Yes but: The answer to your question about aneurysms is yes but headaches and nausea are non-specific symptoms. Since these symptoms are persistent, I recommend you see a doctor. ...Read more

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I recently had an MRI and it was normal. How long does it take for an aneurysm to develop. Could I get one soon?

I recently had an MRI and it was normal. How long does it take for an aneurysm to develop. Could I get one soon?

Aneurysm: Why do you think you may develop aneurysm? You may never develop. Even if you develop it may never grow that fast? Even if so it may never rupture. So be relaxed. Don't get panicked thinking about aneurysms. ...Read more

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Would an MRI of my back show my aorta and if there was an aneurysm there?

Would an MRI of my back show my aorta and if there was an aneurysm there?

Possibly.: Although the MRI of your back might include some imaging of your aorta, a better study would be an mra (mr angiogram) of the aorta. ...Read more

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Can a MRI of spine detect aneurysm and nerve disorders?

Can a MRI of spine detect aneurysm and nerve disorders?

Possibly: Magnetic resonance imaging, is a non-invasive, non-radiation method of cross section imaging. It is used to look at soft tissues, blood vessels and bone. Mri spine imaging will look at bone and the spinal cord with spinal nerves cords. An aneurysm is a blood vessel defect, usually of an artery such as the aorta, which lies in front of the spine. Whether this is seen depends on the image window. ...Read more

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Would you be able to see the aorta for aneurysm on a lower back mri?

Would you be able to see the aorta for aneurysm on a lower back mri?

Yes: The majority of MRI exams of the lower back include the abdominal aorta. Occasionally, the front part of the aorta is cut off (not included in the images). This may necessitate additional imaging such as ct. ...Read more

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I am concerned about aneurysms in any part of my body as well as cancer, will a full body MRI rule out these conditions?

I am concerned about aneurysms in any part of my body as well as cancer, will a full body MRI rule out these conditions?

MRI: These full body scans are usually more problems than good. They typically find incidental finding which create more tests and neurosis. When thrusts norm they lull the patient into a false sense of security. Get a careful exam based on risk factors to see what you need. ...Read more

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Having MRI to check pituitary tumor growth. Had coiling of aneurysm 3 months ago. Worried the coils could move because of vibration of the scan? Thanks.

Having MRI to check pituitary tumor growth. Had coiling of aneurysm 3 months ago. Worried the coils could move because of vibration of the scan? Thanks.

Check with neurosurg: The concern with mris and aneurysm coils is whether or not they have MRI compatible metal. Generally, the coils that are currently used (at least in the United States) are all MRI compatible. You should check with your neuro-interventionalist or neurosurgeon who placed the coils. Generally the vibration of the MRI is not enough to move the coils. ...Read more

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In detecting or ruling in or out small 2 to 3 mm brain aneurysm, is a 10 minutes mra without any contrast and MRI accurate test? Is contrast needed?

Brain aneurysm: An mri/mra of the brain is an excellent screening test for the detection of even small (2-3 mm) brain aneurysms. Some neurosurgeons may recommend a ct angiogram of the brain or even a cerebral angiogram to be absolutely sure of the initial test results. Discuss the best option for you with a cerebrovascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Insurance athem does not want to pay for mri/mra with contrast to rule in or out brain aneurysm (s), only 15 minutes mra without/con. What shuld one do

Insurance athem does not want to pay for mri/mra with contrast to rule in or out brain aneurysm (s), only 15 minutes mra without/con. What shuld one do

Symptoms?: Often your symptoms dictate what insurances will cover. Usually they do not pay for screenings but if you have severe headache, blurred vision, dizziness, or any other neurological symptoms, insurance will pay. Your doctor may have to do a doctor to doctor review (peer to peer) and get the scan approved. Ask your md what codes he used initially to have the scan done. It is a game of life. ...Read more

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Can a small brain aneurysm show on an MRI with contrast (iodine)? I didn't get an MRA and have been getting pain on left side I'm scared

Can a small brain aneurysm show on an MRI with contrast (iodine)? I didn't get an MRA and have been getting pain on left side I'm scared

Yes: MRI will show an aneurysm. Your headaches could be due to other reason. If you got an MRI done already a physician is already involved so go back to your physician so they can further investigate the cause of your headaches. ...Read more

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Can a small brain aneurysm be seen on an MRI with contrast (iodine)? I didn't get an MRA but back then I didn't have headaches everyday. I'm 20& worried

Can a small brain aneurysm be seen on an MRI with contrast (iodine)? I didn't get an MRA but back then I didn't have headaches everyday. I'm 20& worried

Maybe Not: Even an MRA can miss a very small aneurysm. Here is the problem, with a headache patient, in an ideal world, it would be nice if we could get MRI/MRA studies on every patients. BUT insurance companies think different. If aneurysm is a worry, I often have to show that a regular MRI was "negative" before insurances will allow an MRA and STILL have to fill out gobs of paperwork to justify. ...Read more

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How concerned should I be with new pulses felt in my stomach, back, feet, legs, shoulders? Family history of aneurysms, 2 dissections in family (mat side).Mri/ecg aor root 3.7x4 asc 2.9x2.9 DES 3x3

How concerned should I be with new pulses felt in my stomach, back, feet, legs, shoulders? Family history of aneurysms, 2 dissections in family (mat side).Mri/ecg aor root 3.7x4 asc 2.9x2.9 DES 3x3

Root 4cm: At 35 years of age your aortic root of 4 cm is abnormal. You have a significant family history. Genetic testing by your doctor for connective tissue disorders and a thorough family history are important. The fact that you know your aortic size so well tells me you are following closely with your doctor. Blood pressure control and possible angiotensin blockade. ...Read more

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Can a brain aneurysm show on MRI with contrast?

Can a brain aneurysm show on MRI with contrast?

Only if large enough: MRI with contrast has a resolution limit of about 5 mm, depending on the field strength of the magnet & the spin sequence performed (resolution of time-of-flight MRI or TOF-MRI is even worse). The "gold standard" for an aneurysm is a fluoroscopic angiogram of the brain, which only interventional neurologists or radiologists perform 4 (1) known stroke or (2) genetics. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more