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Mri Of Spine With Or Without Contrast
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
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
MRI w/w/out Contrast: MRI uses magnetic fields to form images in the body and term with and without contrast comprises the series of films of the MRI. The study is performed with contrast in event there is need for specific differentiation of tumor from other structures, find smaller lesions, and see dynamic assessment of lesion (how active). ...Read more
No contrast usually: Contrast is not usually given for an MRI of the knee. Many times, the knee has an effusion, which acts as a natural contrast agent for MRI. In complex situations, such as after surgery or when the patient's symptoms are more sever than expected by the Doctor, then contrast can be used either by venous injection or with an arthrogram. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can an MRI withOUT contrast show evidence of TIA or stroke close to as well as an MRI with contrast ?
Varies: An MRI is a structural test and show structural changes that can occur in advanced inflammatory arthritis that has structural changes such as cartilage loss, it can also show an inflammatory pannus as well. These findings can be seen in a study without contrast. Contrast can be used in specific cases when more information is needed. Inflammatory arthritis is often first diagnosed with bloodwork ...Read more
Need to talk with : Your ordering doctor. Depends on what is being evaluated, and the differential diagnosis. Ct is a good quick screen for bleed, masses, skull fractures, etc. And MRI gets you good soft tissue details, and lets you better evaluate the gray and white matter, also allows you to evaluate bleeds, helps you tell if old or new bleed, also helps you see tumors, strokes (ischemic areas, atrophy, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well looking for inflammation in brain, should MRI be with or without contrast? Could without contrast miss inflammation?
Yes,: the CT may show a particular pattern of atrophy that can be associated with Alzheimer's . ...Read more
Many times: These studies have limited resolution and can miss abnormalities. Mra is better than MRI as it shows the blood vessels better and is useful for screening. Even mra is limited resolution and can miss lesions smaller than 2-3mm. For high suspicion a catheter angiogram is the best study. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non contrast MRI was clear. No tumor or other issues found. Should I request an MRI with contrast or would the non contrast show issues?
Whi MRI in first pal: You need to tell us about your general condition as to why was the MRI done in the first place? Contrast is often used but it only enhances to show a lesion better. Most serious abnormalities will show up on MRI even without the use of contrast. Yet if your symptoms persist, a repeat MRI with Contrast may be necessary. What was your main symptom to do a MRI??? ...Read more
Will a CT scan of the lumbar spine post fusion without contrast show pinched nerves or just bone structure and hardware?
Possibly: But not definitively! needs contrast to better define the location and extent. ...Read more
Why would a MRI of the back be ordered without, and with contrast? What is the contrast enhancing?
It depends: It depends what they are looking for. It is common to perform a spine MRI without/with contrast. If you had prior back surgery, it will help differentiate post surgical scarring(which enhances) from other processes like disc extrusion. Inflammatory and malignant abnormalities will also generally enhance. Vascular abnormalities will enhance. ...Read more
Would a brain MRI with and without contrast show problems with sinuses(cyst or tumors)or do they have to order MRI specifically for the sinuses?
Is an MRI of hand without contrast pointless? Looking for signs of RA or other joint problems due to severe pain and stiffness. Contrast not used
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