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What are the benefits of doing a MRI with contrast? I had one without contrast and it was normal. They are wanting to rule out anything in my inner

What are the benefits of doing a MRI with contrast?  I had one without contrast and it was normal.  They are wanting to rule out anything in my inner

MRI: Some abnormalities are only visible when made brighter with contrast enhancement, others are more easily delineated or more accurately assessed. It depends what they are looking for. Sometimes contrast not necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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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If i had a stitch abscess on my elbow, would the stitch be visible in an mri? If the abscess were drained would it fill back up? Quickly?

If i had a stitch abscess on my elbow, would the stitch be visible in an mri?  If the abscess were drained would it fill back up? Quickly?

The suture: Itself will not be seen. Staples can show up as metal artifact. A drained abscess usually resolves as antibiotic therapy is given at the same time. So, usually the abscess shouldn't come back. ...Read more

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Can a psoas bursitis MRI be mistaken for a psoas abscess?

Can a psoas bursitis MRI be mistaken for a psoas abscess?

Yes: This can happen - additional imaging techniques can be used - this includes adding infusion or dye studies. Also needle guided asoiration can be used to supplement diagnostic testing. ...Read more

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The difference perianal and gluteal abscess.if the affected area large involve gluteal cleft and anus area,MRI is required or not.thanks

The difference perianal and gluteal abscess.if the affected area large involve gluteal cleft and anus area,MRI is required or not.thanks

CT scan sufficient: MRI scans can be quite expensive. A CT scan with PO/rectal contrast and IV contrast should be more than adequate to differentiate between a perianal and a gluteal abscess. If you need a second opinion on an MRI or CT you already had, you can start a private consultation here in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Surgery was for a spinal abscess. Crp and ESR still elevated and 100.8 fever.besides MRI anything else to do? Added info. From previous question.

Surgery was for a spinal abscess.  Crp and ESR still elevated and 100.8 fever.besides MRI anything else to do? Added info. From previous question.

Antibiotics: Besides surgery, you need antibiotics and modifiy your antibiotics according the culture sensitivity. I recommend antibiotics use in this situation be guided by an infectious specialist. CRP and ESR elevation are reactive to infection. It will take a while for them to come down. ...Read more

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Can a t-spine MRI differentiate among incidental findings of kidney cyst, abscess, and tumor? Or would each of these simply show as radio-opaque area

Can a t-spine MRI differentiate among incidental findings of kidney cyst,  abscess, and tumor? Or would each of these simply show as radio-opaque area

MRI: Images on MRI are very detailed and there are no radio opaque. The MRI is not a radio study but a magnetic resonance study. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I developed a sudden large bump on the temple, no injury, had an MRI/ CT scan of the brain. Neurologist/ENT baffled/ 4 teeth to be pulled, abscesses.

I developed a sudden large bump on the temple, no injury, had an MRI/ CT scan of the brain.  Neurologist/ENT baffled/ 4 teeth to be pulled, abscesses.

Unusual: Temporal region is an unusual place for tooth abscesses to manifest. I guess you'll find out if there is a relationship as soon as the abscessed/infected teeth are removed. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more