Top
20
Doctor insights on: Mri Abscess

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Steven Griggs
5 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
I have a painful,tender,firm lump around my anus.Ive already had I&D of previous abscess on other cheek.Started after bowel prep for MRI.Causes?

I have a painful,tender,firm lump around my anus.Ive already had I&D of previous abscess on other cheek.Started after bowel prep for MRI.Causes?

This: sounds more like a clotted hemorrhoid than another abscess... Try sitz baths..hot water until you can get it checked out Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

11

11
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

13

13
Abdominal pain 8 wks after my prostatectomy. Is this because UTI (Klebsiela >100,000) or I have intra-abdominal abscess. Dr wants a CT, is MRI useful?

CT is correct test: It is surely possible that this UTI is causing your discomfort, though I agree that it is important to have additional imaging because of your recent surgery. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should be effective in relieving your symptoms and curing the infection unless there is an abscess. A CT is the appropriate test to identify an abscess. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What is the difference of s mir or a mri?

What is the difference of s mir or a mri?

S mir is a typo: There is no known "s mir" imaging to compare to MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Please check the question again and re post. Respectfully. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Diagnosing asperger`s syndrome do they do functional mri?

Diagnosing asperger`s syndrome do they do functional mri?

Asperger's and MRI: There is not usually a specific finding or lesion in asperger's syndrome. More often an MRI would be used to rule out another potential DX or problem. There is a lot of research in this area and sometimes an MRI is used for research purposes. ...Read more

17

17
I am a 57 year old female who has M.S. and my mri shows my diffuse atrophy is advanced for my age. What should I do?

I am a 57 year old female who has M.S. and my mri shows my diffuse atrophy is advanced for my age. What should I do?

MS usually affects: "white matter" (the motor skills part of your brain) but it CAN affect "gray matter" (the thinking part of your brain). MRI's are good at showing the structure of the brain but not its function. I recommend a referral for neurocognitive testing to find out how well your brain is WORKING. There are many things you can do to keep your mind and body healthy. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

18

18
Dr. mike gabor. i need to know if they have to use benzo,s in MRI if i am put out . i cannot take them .........allergies .

Dr. mike gabor.   i need to know if they have to use benzo,s in MRI if i am put out . i cannot take them .........allergies .

MRI: Not necessarily, you may be able to have a short acting a aesthetic. Speak to the radiologist and he should be able to put your mind at rest ...Read more

19

19
Mri report is e/o ill defined area noted in right gangliocapsular region appearing hypertense on t2w1, hypointense on t1w1 s/o lucunar infract means?

Mri report is  e/o ill defined area noted in right gangliocapsular region appearing hypertense on t2w1, hypointense on t1w1 s/o lucunar infract means?

Small stroke: The radiologist feels that an area of the brain on the right side (deeper layers) may've suffered a small stroke of the "lacunar" type. If you have recently suffered any sudden weakness on the left side of your body (arm and leg) then, this could be the MRI finding. If not, then, it could just be artifactual as well (meaning not important). Why did they get the scan in the first place of your head ...Read more

20

20
My fusion at s1l5 was fused with a anterolisthesis because they couldnt get it to go back in line with rest of back but why in an MRI does it appear s?

My fusion at s1l5 was fused with a anterolisthesis because they couldnt get it to go back in line with rest of back but why in an MRI does it appear s?

Don't know MR=S: Not familiar with the"s". It is common that a spondyo. Is not able to b reduced, but a solid fusion will still handle the instability ; pain. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
2,492 doctors shared insights

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