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Mri Abdomen W Contrast
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 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
Organ appear/functio: They are looking at the organs shape, size, appearance, and their ability to take up and "release" contrast. ...Read more
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
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
Can an MRI without contrast (can't have, am pregnant) miss a tumor in the abdomen (liver, pancreas, etc)?
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
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 ?
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 (fexofenadine) yesterday & today. Worry?
Improving: If her symptoms are improving on Allegra (fexofenadine) 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had an mri with contrast of my abdomen and pelvis to check for swollen lymph nodes in my right groin. Would a ct scan with contrast be better to see and diagnose the lymph nodes?
Chronic heavy sinusitis 4 years localized in right maxillary +2 enlarged neck lymph nodes (bigger is 1.8mm + 1 in armpit all reactive + in right side too. CT+MRI neck, sinus + CT abdomen, bladder all with contrast okay. Is it cancer or sinus related?
Very possibly: Although much depends on quality of scan & location of stenosis. ...Read more
Abdominal mri, ruq pain unknown origin. How useful is it? And when should it be ordered with a contrast agent?
MRI: Have other tests been done first like an ultrasound? Why is the test being ordered? We need more info to answer your question. ...Read more
Maybe: It may, but it probably won't be on the report. May need to call and ask the radiologist to review the study again to be sure. ...Read more
I had an abdominal MRI with contrast, is this enough to evaluate Gall bladder and Pancreas or do I need an MRCP?
Need more info...: Without your general and specific clinical profiles + physical exam + reviewing/comparing available tests, it is hard to answer your Q. In fact, please ask the doctors ordering the test directly since s/he should know more about you than anyone online. How to handle sickness? Go to articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more
I had an abdominal MRI with contrast, is this the same as an MRCP or do I need an MRCP for pancreas/ Gall bladder evaluation?
MRCP: These tests are not the same. The MRCP uses a special protocol to see the bile duct and the pancreas in better detail. It would not be seen this way on a regular MRI of the abdomen. If your physicians feel that you need a test specific for the bile ducts, they will order the MRCP. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a MRI and a CT scan both contrast. Info on both are different, lymph nodes in abdominal show in CT scan but normal in mri. Which is more realiab?
Would an abdominal MRI with contrast to check on kidney cyst also show pancreatic cancer? It said pancreas was normal. Also had clean ab ultrasound.
Extreme itch after all food no rash.Colonoscopy endoscopy thryoid blood(full) abdominal CT contrast brain MRI urine 4 yeast clean hysterectmy 6yr ago?
Perhaps food allergy: To find out which food is causing the itch, you will probably need an allergist. You can try an elimination diet, food skin tests or blood tests for food to narrow down what you are eating that you are allergic to. If it happens after every meal, it is likely to be a staple food like wheat, milk or egg, so you are being exposed every time you eat. Quantities that seem small are huge to your cells. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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