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Mri Iam Scan
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
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
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
I want to make an MRI brain scan but iam afraid of my body movments what shall I do taking sleeping pills I want accurate images?
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
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
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
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
MRI report: What does the report say? You can ask your doctor for clarification, or post a specific question about the report. ...Read more
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
Not: Enough information here to answer the question. Try to be more specific. ...Read more
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
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
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
Don't worry: Many people get scared about the mri. But there's nothing to worry about. It's not an x-ray so there's no radiation. However, it takes longer to scan, it's noisy, and the tube is smaller. So the main problem is claustrophobia. If you have that or suspect you may feel that, let your doctor or the radiologist know beforehand and they can give you a low dose sedative to help you relax. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child is having an MRI to look at her soft spot because it is still kind of big will the scan show?
I had an abnormal Clivus MRI & needed more scans. I have appt 4 results in May. I'm Anxious! It's a long time 2 wait. Does it mean all is well? NHS
The Cllivus: Is a bone at the base of the skull, and is subject to any number of disorders that can affect bones, some benign and some more serious, so it is difficult to speculate what an "abnormal" clivus implies without more information. ...Read more
With 7T Telsa and 10.5 MRI. Does scanning time go down/cost? Better yet, could this thoroughly scan entire body faster? Or does only the image change?
See below: Most clinical scanners are 3T and lower. I do not know of any sites using 7T or higher magnets on patients except for research. ...Read more
Variable accurancy: The accuracy of MRI depends a great deal on the person who is being scanned being able to hold still during the scan. Motion artifact is the most common artifact that decreases the accuracy of an MRI. The overall accuracy also depends on if the right type of MRI is ordered and if contrast is used where needed. ...Read more
Equipment&training: Mri scanners require liquid helium to keep them cool. They have to be cool in order to "super conduct" and generate the very strong magnetic field needed for the scan. So there is a lot of overhead to keep an MRI running - both in materials and labor. The interpretation of the studies is also quite complex and require years of training to become qualified to interpret. ...Read more
Depends: An MRI and cat scan article imaging techniques but differ at detecting different kinds of diseases or conditions. Depending on what your doctors looking for, either technique may be preferred. For example, a pet scan may be more helpful for evaluating cancer. Mri may be helpful for musculoskeletal conditions. Please consult with your physician for further recommendations. ...Read more