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Doctor insights on: Mri Of Neck Soft Tissue With Contrast

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Will a ct/contrast soft neck tissue show neck bone spurs?

Will a ct/contrast soft neck tissue show neck bone spurs?

Unlikely: Your question is confusing. Intravenous contrast usually does not help in evaluating bone spurs. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What is paraspinal and soft tissue abnormality on MRI of the cervical spine?

What is paraspinal and soft tissue abnormality on MRI of the cervical spine?

Need more info: Para spinal meals something on or near the spine. It's hard to give you more information without knowing why you had the MRI in the first place and without my reviewing the MRI. Please make an appointment with the physician who ordered the MRI and I am sure he/she will be able to give you a more complete answer. ...Read more

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I'm having a ct/contrast soft neck tissue. What all will show up on the ct?

I'm having a ct/contrast soft neck tissue. What all will show up on the ct?

Many things: Structures of neck include lymph nodes, blood vessels, muscles, airway, salivary glands, and bones. Any abnormalities of these structures including tumors, post traumatic changes, degenerative changes, and congenital variations. ...Read more

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What is ultrasound of neck soft tissue for?

What is ultrasound of neck soft tissue for?

Depends: What is being studied? You can evaluate the thyroid gland, lymph node enlargement, parathyroid glands, the carotid and vertebral arteries, as well as cysts. ...Read more

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Can soft tissue swelling be seen on a CT scan?

Can soft tissue swelling be seen on a CT scan?

Depends : On area involved, but swelling often can be seen on ct scans. ...Read more

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CT scan shows "greater prominence of triangular soft tissue in anterior-superior mediastinum suggestive of reactive thymic tissue" Concerned?

CT scan shows "greater prominence of triangular soft tissue in anterior-superior mediastinum suggestive of reactive thymic tissue" Concerned?

May not be: The only concern would be if this a thymoma. This is something to evaluate by your physician. It can be associated with other medical problems and rarely can be malignant ...Read more

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Does CT scan soft tissue neck show upper esophagus?

Does CT scan soft tissue neck show upper esophagus?

It depends how you: Define 'upper'. The cervical esophagus (the part in the neck) is demonstrated, but most of the esophagus is in the chest. ...Read more

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Would calcification of the soft tissues show clearly on xray, or mri, for example stiffness in thoracic spine due to spondylitis?

Would calcification of the soft tissues show clearly on xray, or mri, for example stiffness in thoracic spine due to spondylitis?

Usually but always: Calcifications will show up on x-ray if there is enough of them. MRI doesn't show calcifications well. In the case of spondylitis, depending on the cause, there could bone erosions (loss of calcification), no calcifcation or abnormal calcificaion. A radiologist is trained to look for these things especially if spondylitis is listed in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can cervical spine MRI or full spinal MRI with contrast detect tracea or windpipe tumours?

Can cervical spine MRI or full spinal MRI with contrast detect tracea or windpipe tumours?

Maybe: Mri's are very focused exams. To get the best quality imaging of the area of interest, the field of view is limited as much as possible. The trachea may have been included, but not necessarily. You should speak with your doctor or the radiologist that read the study and ask them to look at the trachea. If it is seen, they can answer your question and if not they can recommend another test. ...Read more

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Can a regular MRI scan without contrast of the neck show damage arteries or torn arteries?

Can a regular MRI scan without contrast of the neck show damage arteries or torn arteries?

Potentially: Mri of the vessels in the neck can potentially show dissection in aneurysm without administration of contrast. Often the two techniques, that is with and without contrast techniques, are used together. ...Read more

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Dr discussed soft tissue neck MRI tech said soft & spine were imaged, report was only spine. Can look at same cd for soft tissues or need another mri?

Dr discussed soft tissue neck MRI tech said soft & spine were imaged, report was only spine. Can look at same cd for soft tissues or need another mri?

No, soft tissue can: Be seen on the same mri, generally speaking. Unless a specific soft tissue is being looked for, or to make it pronounced, one could get a contrasted study. The report usually states all the abnormal findings, including bony ; soft structures. ...Read more

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Can a soft tissue ultrasound and x ray of the tibia show abnormalities like bone tumor or a cyst?

Yes, to an extent,,,: Both of these exam techniques can be used to look for things like tumors and cysts. The X Ray is very often used for tumors of the bone and lung while the Ultrasound can be used for ovarian and liver lesions. ...Read more

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What does 'prominent soft tissue density in the cervical region demonstrating low attenuation on post-contrast imaging' mean on a pelvic CT report?

What does 'prominent soft tissue density in the cervical region demonstrating low attenuation on post-contrast imaging' mean on a pelvic CT report?

Hard to say: It means that your cervix is somewhat dark appearing on the scan. The cervix can have many appearances all of which can be normal. Just follow up with ob/gyn for a pelvic exam but most likely it's nothing. ...Read more

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My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings: there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me

My dad had a nuclear bone scan. Nuclear bone scan findings: 
       there are several focal areas of isotope accumulation in the region of the 
       sacroiliac joints bilaterally which correspond to lesions noted on the CT pelvis consistent with bony me

Bony : Bony metastatic disease refers to cancer that has spread from another site to the bone, commonly called mets; (according to this report the mets are found in the right hip (right iliac) and left fifth rib). The kidneys and soft tissue are fine. Does your dad have prostate, lung or another form of cancer? I am confused as to why you are posting this question here. His doctors should have explained the results in detail with him and the family members that are involved in his care. Please make sure all doctors involved are keeping your dad informed of all the details/results regarding his condition. Take care. ...Read more

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What does a soft tissue ultrasound of the head and neck show?

What does a soft tissue ultrasound of the head and neck show?

Abnormal: masses such as tumors, cysts, abscesses, or enlarged lymph nodes. Can show inflammatory changes of regional structures such as salivary glands. ...Read more

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What will a neck MRI soft tissue show you?

What will a neck MRI soft tissue show you?

Many things: Mri of the neck is performed without or with intravenous contrast and allows us to evaluate the muscles, soft tissues, bones, glands (parotid, submandibular), blood vessels, lymph nodes, airway, and any masses/cysts present. ...Read more

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Can a neck MRI with contrast show any malignant lymph nodes near collarbone or where posterior neck joins the shoulder?

Can a neck MRI with contrast show any malignant lymph nodes near collarbone or where posterior neck joins the shoulder?

Yes and no : An MRI can do many things, like show if you have enlarged lymph nodes - however in order to determine if they are benign or malignant you would need a biopsy of the tissue in question. I will often order an ultrasound first when evaluating lumps in the neck, and only order MRI if the ultrasound is inconclusive or unable to do needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Would swelling of brain tissues from brain tumor be shown on a non contrast CT scan?

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Would swelling of brain tissues from brain tumor be shown on a non contrast CT scan?

Yes: It is possible to see brain swelling from tumor on non contrast CT. FYI there are better modalities to test for this such as MRI. ...Read more

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MRI lumbar spine for pain result said Small paraspinal soft tissue. What does that mean? Thoracic said normal paraspinal soft tissue.

MRI lumbar spine for pain result said Small paraspinal soft tissue. What does that mean? Thoracic said normal paraspinal soft tissue.

Might be an error.: Sometimes, radiology reports have typographical errors in them. "Small paraspinal soft tissue" doesn't make a lot of medical sense, unless your muscles are small because you have small stature or not much muscle mass. It's possible that the report is missing a word or phrase describing some "small" finding. If you would like a second opinion on the MRI, let me know. ...Read more

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Can a CT scan tell the difference between scar tissue and normal soft tissue?

Can a CT scan tell the difference between scar tissue and normal soft tissue?

It depends: Depending on the body part being scanned, a CT can usually distinguish between normal soft tissue and abnormal soft tissue. Whether or not the abnormal soft tissue is a scar may or may not be easily determined. Scan parameters and clinical history play a role. ...Read more

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Mri (Definition)

Magnetic resonance imaging named for the effects of the strong magnetic field upon the atomic and molecular phase or spin and the image created when that magnetic field is altered and the excited particle changes gibing off a signal that is recorded and interpreted by a complex computer algorithm, ...Read more