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Mri scan showed I have some mild spondylotic changes within vertebral column itself c4/5 c5/6 without nerve root impingement what would cause this?
Trauma, use.: The more a joint is used, and the greater the forces on it, the more it becomes worn, even in younger people. This is why overweight persons often have knee or hip problems. Trauma to a joint, perhaps not severe, can increase the rate of this degeneration. The cervical spine has many types of joints, to allow us to move our heads as we do, and they can degenerate too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more
Details: An MRI provides a very detailed picture of the soft tissue. Because the soft tissue of muscle is different that the soft tissue of the bowels, which is different than the soft tissue of the blood vessels, etc., an MRI delineates all these different tissues very distinctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't worry: Many people get scared about the mri. But there's nothing to worry about. It's not an x-ray so there's no radiation. However, it takes longer to scan, it's noisy, and the tube is smaller. So the main problem is claustrophobia. If you have that or suspect you may feel that, let your doctor or the radiologist know beforehand and they can give you a low dose sedative to help you relax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very different: Pet is a technique for measuring concentrations of positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals and presenting these as a metabolic image of the body. F18-fdg, a "radioactive sugar", is the most commonly used radiopharmaceutical in oncology. Mri uses a combination of a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce anatomic images of the body without the use of radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on your symptoms and the area of the body that is being scanned. There are other imaging modalities available, including CT, nuclear medicine and Ultrasound, as well as routine x-rays. Some patients cannot have an MRI study due to claustrophobia or contraindications to MRI, and these patients can be scanned with these other modalities. Discuss alternative imaging with your Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safe procedure: Mri is one of the safest medical procedures. Risks result from incompatibility of some medical devices such as pacemakers. You will be screened to make sure you do not have a device or condition that would place you at risk. Other potential risks result from mild heating (similar to that from exercise), noise, and claustrophobia. Most patients have no problems with the procedure. ...Read more
Not usually: Most MRI studies are done without contrast. The studies done with contrast usually include an injection part way through the study. Occasionally, if a person is claustrophobic, the Doctor may give you a shot before the study to help you relax. Discuss details with your Doctor, or the staff of the MRI center before you go there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Claustrophobia: Many people who have never had an MRI study before are concerned about experiencing claustrophobia during the scan. There are multiple methods to deal with this issue including meditation during the scan, having the MRI on an "open" machine to reduce the sensation of claustrophobia, or having the doctor that requested to study also prescribe a medication such as Xanax to help you relax. ...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
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