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Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Does child's abdomen MRI w/contrast need to be rescheduled if he has a mucousy cough? No fever. Trying without sedation first but may need sedation.

Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Does child's abdomen MRI w/contrast need to be rescheduled if he has a mucousy cough? No fever. Trying without sedation first but may need sedation.

MRI: If sedation is required, she will be unable to protect her airway. This would be worse if she had a cold. Always be safe. Wait until she is well. All the best. If the MRI is emergent she could be intubated for the procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Andrew Doe
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
15 years in practice
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What do they look for in MRI with and without contrast of the abdomen?

Dr. Andrew Doe
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
15 years in practice
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What do they look for in MRI with and without contrast of the abdomen?

Organ appear/functio: They are looking at the organs shape, size, appearance, and their ability to take up and "release" contrast. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Andrew Doe
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
15 years in practice
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What do they look for in MRI with and without contrast of the abdomen I have cirroshis?

Dr. Andrew Doe
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
15 years in practice
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What do they look for in MRI with and without contrast of the abdomen I have cirroshis?

Liver impairment: They are trying to determine how much good liver tissue is there. We can do this by which parts take up contrast and how long they "hold" it for. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Beall
Board Certified, Radiology
23 years in practice
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Whats better? Ct abdomen with contrast (oral&iv) or MRI abdomen? Which gives a better look?

Dr. Douglas Beall
Board Certified, Radiology
23 years in practice
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Whats better? Ct abdomen with contrast (oral&iv) or MRI abdomen? Which gives a better look?

CT: For most things, a ct of the abdomen and pelvis with oral and IV contrast is better. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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Would a MRI w/ contrast show blockage causing abdominal angina?

Dr. Rick Koch
Board Certified, Cardiology
17 years in practice
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Very possibly: Although much depends on quality of scan & location of stenosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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Can an MRI without contrast (can't have, am pregnant) miss a tumor in the abdomen (liver, pancreas, etc)?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
45 years in practice
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Can an MRI without contrast (can't have, am pregnant) miss a tumor in the abdomen (liver, pancreas, etc)?

MRI can show picture: Contrast for MRI is less critical than it is a for CT scan. If MRI shows any suspect lesions, an Ultrasound exam can be useful complementary test. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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46M athletic, MRI of Abdomen, with Contrast 1.2 CM segment VI hemangioma on right Liver lobe, everything else normal,unremarkable. No pain. Next step?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
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46M athletic, MRI of Abdomen, with Contrast 1.2 CM segment VI hemangioma on right Liver lobe, everything else normal,unremarkable. No pain. Next step?

Benign tumor: Hemangioma is the most common benign tumor of the liver. Small hemangiomas(like yours) cause no symptoms, and no treatment is necessary. Once the diagnosis is confirmed(e.g. with contrast enhanced MRI) it is debatable whether any follow up at all is necessary. Some physicians may recommend follow up at 6 or 12 months, ultrasound would be the simplest way to do this. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Grissom
Board Certified, Radiology
38 years in practice
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Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?

Dr. Larry Grissom
Board Certified, Radiology
38 years in practice
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Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?

not the 1st choice: Ultrasound is first imaging exam done for gallbladder problems. Ct without contrast for suspected kidney stones. Ct with contrast best for pancreas. The results of any imaging test should be evaluated in light of other lab(blood or urine) tests and your primary symptoms to accurately discover the problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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2day had abdomen MRI contrast later after having dinner i had nausea and running floating stool. I under big stress from scan and waiting results ?

Dr. Paxton Daniel
Board Certified, Radiology
34 years in practice
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2day had abdomen MRI contrast later after having dinner i had nausea and running floating stool. I under big stress from scan and waiting results ?

Symptoms: Would not be caused by the MRI and sound like they may be anxiety related. Try to be patient for a bit longer as your doctor should have the MRI report soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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Wife had MRI with contrast dye yesterday. Has blotchey rash predominantly on chest, low back, and abdomen. Skin is warm. Face was swollen, has subsided. Took allegra yesterday & today. Worry?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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Wife had MRI with contrast dye yesterday.  Has blotchey rash predominantly on chest, low back, and abdomen.  Skin is warm.  Face was swollen, has subsided.  Took allegra yesterday & today. Worry?

Improving: If her symptoms are improving on Allegra there should be no permanent harm. It is important that you report this allergic reaction to the radiology department and to your physician so that this contrast agent will not be used on you in the future. In addition see to it that this allergy is listed in your records. ...Read more

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