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

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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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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Causes of hip and leg paim shooting down to calf most (both sides) the day not severe MRI of spine and blood wok clear!?

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?: It could be due to poor posture and/or compression of your sciatic nerve from sitting. Also, do you perform self testicular exams? Testicular pain can be referred to the hip. Try correcting your posture, sitting less, and talking to your doctor if the problem persists. Http://kidshealth. Org/teen/sexual_health/guys/tse. Html

http://www. Webmd. Com/fitness-exercise/better-posture-exercises. ...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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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

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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?

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

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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?

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: Mri of the neck/cervical spine examines the entire cervical spine and will detect abnormalities at c5-c6. Contrast is used to detect infection, tumor or prior cervical spine surgery, but is no more accurate for a bulging disc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Would sacrolilitis or SI joint dysfuncation cause sciatica? Or is Piriformis syndrome more likely, Had MRI of spine and no disk problems found.

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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