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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. Suzanne Galli
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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

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What can you do to prepare for an MRI scan?

What can you do to prepare for an MRI scan?

Claustrophobia: Many people who have never had an MRI study before are concerned about experiencing claustrophobia during the scan. There are multiple methods to deal with this issue including meditation during the scan, having the MRI on an "open" machine to reduce the sensation of claustrophobia, or having the doctor that requested to study also prescribe a medication such as Xanax (alprazolam) to help you relax. ...Read more

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What exactly does it feel like to get an MRI scan?

What exactly does it feel like to get an MRI scan?

Read more here: Please see these articles (and it's related articles) for a good summary of info on the actual MRI procedure: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/mri-procedure.Html. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much an MRI scan costs the nhs?

Can you tell me how much an MRI scan costs the nhs?

Variable amount: Cost of MRI depends on what is being scanned . The cost also depends on where it is done. In Florida the cost of a spine is different that the head. Medicare also has variable rates ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pet and a MRI scan?

Very different: Pet is a technique for measuring concentrations of positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals and presenting these as a metabolic image of the body. F18-fdg, a "radioactive sugar", is the most commonly used radiopharmaceutical in oncology. Mri uses a combination of a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce anatomic images of the body without the use of radiation. ...Read more

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What to do if I had an MRI scan and the report says?

MRI report: What does the report say? You can ask your doctor for clarification, or post a specific question about the report. ...Read more

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Do i need an injection or anything before an MRI scan?

Not usually: Most MRI studies are done without contrast. The studies done with contrast usually include an injection part way through the study. Occasionally, if a person is claustrophobic, the Doctor may give you a shot before the study to help you relax. Discuss details with your Doctor, or the staff of the MRI center before you go there. ...Read more

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What would experts say about alternative to a MRI scan?

What would experts say about alternative to a MRI scan?

Depends: It depends on your symptoms and the area of the body that is being scanned. There are other imaging modalities available, including CT, nuclear medicine and Ultrasound, as well as routine x-rays. Some patients cannot have an MRI study due to claustrophobia or contraindications to MRI, and these patients can be scanned with these other modalities. Discuss alternative imaging with your Doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait for results for MRI scan?

Can you tell me how long to wait for results for MRI scan?

Varies: Every testing facility has a different turn around time. The results then get sent to your doctor, and each office has a unique turn around time as well. ...Read more

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Please advise me what do I have to do to prepare for an MRI scan?

Please advise me what do I have to do to prepare for an MRI scan?

Not much.: Just try and relax and bring any information regarding and implanted "thing" (if you have any) in your body. You don't usually need to fast or anything like that. However, if you are having a breast MRI it needs to be scheduled around certain parameters of your menstrual cycle. ...Read more