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Mri Abdomen Without Contrast
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
Magnetic resonance imaging named for the effects of the strong magnetic field upon the atomic and molecular phase or spin and the image created when that magnetic field is altered and the excited particle changes gibing off a signal that is recorded and interpreted by a complex computer algorithm, ...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
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
"BD MRCP WITH PANCREAS WITH CONTRAST.No evidence of a pancreatic cystic lesion."Is above test better than abdomen 3.0t MRI in detecting pbody 3mm cyst
Pancreas : The mode or machine used is determined by the radiologist as the most proficient to identify the problem suspected. Good Luck ...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 ?
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.
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?
3D with MRCP better: Accurate diagnosis of acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) is of outmost importance because clearance of lithiasis [gallbladder and common bile duct (CBD)] rules out recurrence...The new imaging technique 3D sequence with MIP and volume rendered images add more diagnostic accuracy and hence increase the superiority of MRCP for the diagnosis of biliary obstruction pathologies over all other imaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Negative predictive value of both an unremarkable abdominal ultrasound and normal-abdominal mri with and w/o contrast for pancreatic cancer. Worried.
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.
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