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What is better to make an MRI scan when iam awake or asleep with sleeping pills ?

What is better to make an MRI scan when iam awake or asleep with sleeping pills ?

Awake: Although it is a tempting idea to have an MRI while sleeping, that is usually not a good idea. Patients move a bit when sleeping and dreaming, and sometimes snore, and are unable to listen to instructions while asleep. This usually leads to a poor study due to motion artifacts. Patients should be relaxed and awake during the study. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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I want to make an MRI scan but iam afraid of my body movments what shall I do taking sleeping pills or anti anixtey pills i want accurate images ?

I want to make an MRI scan but iam afraid of my body movments what shall I do taking sleeping pills or anti anixtey pills i want accurate images ?

Check with doctor: A standard MRI scan of either the head, neck, or portion of the spine should take no more than 35 to 45 minutes to complete from the time you get in the scanner to the time you get out. The technologists will usually tell you if you are moving too much or not. But if you are worried about this speak to your doctor about medications to get through the study without extraneous movements. ...Read more

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Does an MRI scan hurt?

Does an MRI scan hurt?

No : Like the name says, it is a scan. No scan hurts. It's just scanning you not touching you. ...Read more

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Should I do a mri scan..?

Should I do a mri scan..?

Yes. : If a medical professional has recommended an MRI then it is important for your care to obtain the study. An MRI has no pain and no radiation. ...Read more

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How much time does and MRI scan take?

How much time does and MRI scan take?

It depends: It depends on the type of scan. Probably 20-45 minutes for most scans. ...Read more

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Should I worry about MRI scan dangers?

Should I worry about MRI scan dangers?

Safe procedure: Mri is one of the safest medical procedures. Risks result from incompatibility of some medical devices such as pacemakers. You will be screened to make sure you do not have a device or condition that would place you at risk. Other potential risks result from mild heating (similar to that from exercise), noise, and claustrophobia. Most patients have no problems with the procedure. ...Read more

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What information does an mri scan give?

What information does an mri scan give?

Details: An MRI provides a very detailed picture of the soft tissue. Because the soft tissue of muscle is different that the soft tissue of the bowels, which is different than the soft tissue of the blood vessels, etc., an MRI delineates all these different tissues very distinctly. ...Read more

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What does an MRI not see in a head scan?

What does an MRI not see in a head scan?

MRI: MRI of the brain is a useful tool to evaluate neuralgic symptoms and conditions. Especially a Pituitary issue. The key thing is monitoring labs especially prolactin level. Periodic reassessment of size is critical. A team approach with intents, Neurology and Neurosurgery is ideal. An MRA if the brain is done to evaluate AVM'S and Aneurysms. ...Read more