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How to figure out MRI of spine?

How to figure out MRI of spine?

Talk To Doctor: See your doctor and ask them to interpret the results for you in plain english. If he cannot do that then search for a spine specialist that can speak with you about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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What is the difference between isodense and isointense on MRI of spine?

What is the difference between isodense and isointense on MRI of spine?

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

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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?

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 more

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Can a MRI of spine detect aneurysm and nerve disorders?

Can a MRI of spine detect aneurysm and nerve disorders?

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 more

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How do I interpret MRI cervical spine scan and now facing surgery?

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 more

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What is an isotope injection for an MRI of spine? Are there side effects?

What is an isotope injection for an MRI of spine? Are there side effects?

No isotope mr: Isotope is a radio tracer used in nuclear medicine studies and involves ionizing irradiation. Mr images are produced from magnetic fields involving no radiation. Gadolinium is contrast used for mr studies and is not radioactive. ...Read more

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Can chiropractors order mri's of spine or just md's?

Can chiropractors order mri's of spine or just md's?

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

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Can I message a Neurologist regarding my MRI's of spine . Need interpretation please. See if they are of any neurological significance? Thank you.

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 more

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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?

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?

Sleep habits: Coulr this result . Gppd luck.from lying on one side when you sleep? Do you have to lift stuff at work.. I think the best thing for you to do would be to consult a physical therapist ...Read more