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What do they look for in MRI with and without contrast of the abdomen I have cirroshis?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Mri (Definition)

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


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What do they look for in MRI with and without contrast of the abdomen?

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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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?

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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Can an MRI without contrast (can't have, am pregnant) miss a tumor in the abdomen (liver, pancreas, etc)?

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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Is an MRI without contrast on the abdomen good at diagnosing pancreatitis, gall stones or blockage, kidney stones? Does. Contrast make a difference?

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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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 ?

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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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.

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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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?

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 more

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Would a MRI w/ contrast show blockage causing abdominal angina?

Would a MRI w/ contrast show blockage causing abdominal angina?

Very possibly: Although much depends on quality of scan & location of stenosis. ...Read more

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Abdominal mri, ruq pain unknown origin. How useful is it? And when should it be ordered with a contrast agent?

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

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Can a lumbosacral MRI without contrast show an abdominal hernia?

Can a lumbosacral MRI without contrast show an abdominal hernia?

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

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I had an abdominal MRI with contrast, is this enough to evaluate Gall bladder and Pancreas or do I need an MRCP?

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 more

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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?

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

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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?

MRI: Gives better resolution of soft tissue and ct scanning is more useful for bone. I would trust the MRI results but best to ask the physician ordering the tests. ...Read more

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Negative predictive value of both an unremarkable abdominal ultrasound and normal-abdominal mri with and w/o contrast for pancreatic cancer. Worried. ?

Negative predictive value of both an unremarkable abdominal ultrasound and normal-abdominal mri with and w/o contrast for pancreatic cancer. Worried.
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Pancreatic cancer: This is fairly predictive- meg MRI and US. Thieve are the methods used to diagnose pancreatic cancer so you can be assured the risk that you have pancreatic cancer is very low! ...Read more

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