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Mri Of Spine
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
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
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
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
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
Causes of hip and leg paim shooting down to calf most (both sides) the day not severe MRI of spine and blood wok clear!?
Do you sit a lot?:
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http://www. Webmd. Com/fitness-exercise/better-posture-exercises. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
Ache in upper right back for 2 plus years now. Mri throastic spine ok. Is this more related to my cervical stenosis or 9% function of gallbladder or?
Upper back pain: The symptoms you describe are vague but persistent for two years requires an evaluation with a specialist. The treatment varies based on the source of pain but musculoskeletal type pain is often treated with anti-inflammatory medication, neuropathic pain medicine, physical therapy and pain management. ...Read more
What does "mri neck spine w/o dye" image or cover? Does above image or look for c5/c6 disc herniation? If it does, is MRI dye used for better accuracy?
MRI lumbar spine showed increased # retroperitoneal nodes largest 1.6 CM and multiple smaller ones.? significance have history disc disease. Night sweat
What can cause severe pain through sacral & coccyx for over a year? Pelvic MRI only shows edema through area, would pelvic MRI show spine/nerve roots?
Several causes: Was there any trauma to area prior to onset? If so, a dystonia would be one of the things to consider. This could be confirmed with an EMG of pelvic floor muscles. You would need to consult with an EMG guru, and botox could potentially be a treatment. Other things to consider: coccydinia if pain when cleaning up after having a bowel movement. Physical therapy could be tried or a nerve block. ...Read more
Have symptoms of MS. Neuro did MRI of brain and neck which were clear and said no MS. Is this true with no MRI of spine?
Would sacrolilitis or SI joint dysfuncation cause sciatica? Or is Piriformis syndrome more likely, Had MRI of spine and no disk problems found.
Yes: An abnormality of the SI joint such as an inflammatory condition, for example can cause a "sciatica". This is because the L5 nerve, which forms part of the sciatic nerve, runs right over the SI joint. Piriformis syndrome is another example of a condition that is not spine related but can cause sciatica. A detailed exam can usually destinguish the cause. ...Read more
Radiology. Can stress loading MRI of spine show up how the c-t-l spine really work under normal movement and affect head brain and movement?
Possibly: Weight bearing MRI can give a glimpse into what happens with loading stresses however these are typically more uncomfortable for the patient and sometimes insurance companies do not pay for this added service. Often times, using flexion/extension based spine x-rays can augment the static image of the MRI and provide more info as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Atypical hemangioma on spine MRI. Why spine MRI can't determine cancer? Full-body scan recommended but how about whole-body MRI to avoid radiation?
Not performed.: Contrary to what you might have been told, a "whole body MRI" is almost NEVER performed - it's too expensive, & the technology doesn't work to make it easier. A PET or PET/CT scan is a better test for detecting cancer, but unless you have SYMPTOMS indicating cancer, the chance of picking something up is remote. It wastes your time, worry, & money. Hemangiomas are common. TTYD or use HealthTap Prim ...Read more