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Mri Of Spine
Having an MRI of spine. Does it matter if its done without contrast? Should i make sure its done with and without? What's the difference?
Depends...: For looking at degenerative changes, like disc herniations and degree of spinal canal or neural foramen narrowing, no contrast is needed. If the exam is to look for any mass, infection, or if you have had back surgery before, then contrast would help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Same term: I believe they mean the same thing. That tissue adjacent to one that is being evaluated is the same density/color as the tissue being evaluated. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Cervical MRI is usually interpreted by a radiologist, and the report sent to the doctor that requested the exam ( the referring doctor). The referring doctor then establishes a diagnosis and treatment plan based on your complaint, the physical exam, the MRI results, and other test results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Magnetic resonance imaging, is a non-invasive, non-radiation method of cross section imaging. It is used to look at soft tissues, blood vessels and bone. Mri spine imaging will look at bone and the spinal cord with spinal nerves cords. An aneurysm is a blood vessel defect, usually of an artery such as the aorta, which lies in front of the spine. Whether this is seen depends on the image window. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This would depend on the state and country, but in general, licensed chiroprators in most states in the U.S. Can order mris of the spine. ...Read more
Can I message a Neurologist regarding my MRI's of spine . Need interpretation please. See if they are of any neurological significance? Thank you.
Second opinion?: I am not sure what you question is. In the US, when an MRI is done, it is always read by a radiologist affiliated with the imaging center. Do you want someone else to review the images you have had in the past? If it was the neurologist who read the study, I recommend that you get a second opinion from a neuroradiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In noncontrast mri-cervical spine with cvj " early degenerative changes in c2-3, c3-4 and c4-5 has noted"what disease I am suffering from?
Discuss with Doctor: Discuss results with your ordering physician. The findings you listed does not describe any specific disease. It simply states in other words, that you have early arthritis --although you are young, as we get older our body progressively undergo degenerative changes. Like having wrinkles/gray hair, or wearing of the sole of your shoe. You should discuss your MRI finding & symptoms with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Upper and middle back pain on the right side only. It's a year total since the pain began. X-RAY/MRI on spine-nothing. Min. bladder control loss?
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