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Should I do a mri scan..?

Should I do a mri scan..?

Yes. : If a medical professional has recommended an MRI then it is important for your care to obtain the study. An MRI has no pain and no radiation. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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


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Why would i need an MRI scan for my elbow?

Why would i need an MRI scan for my elbow?

See answer: Elbow MRI is usually used to demonstrate ligaments (connecting bone to bone), tendons (connecting muscle to bone), occult fractures or cartilage. ...Read more

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What are the most common uses of MRI scans?

What are the most common uses of MRI scans?

Several: Brain, lumbar spine, cervical spine, knee and shoulder are probably the most widely used MRI scans. However, there are many more uses including liver, biliary/pancreatic ducts (called mrcp), small bowel (mr enterography), breast and prostate scans. There is even fetal mri. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: MRI scans?

Magnetic Resonace: This stands for magnetic resonance imaging. This modality uses a powerful magnet to obtain images based on the physiologic properties of the tissues being imaged. This modality does not use radiation. ...Read more

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Can you have an MRI scan while pregnant?

See answer: Mri s are occasionally ordered during pregnancy for indications including: appendicitis, placenta accreta, fetal malformations, adnexal lesions, and various CNS concerns. Based on the american college of radiology guidelines present data have not conclusively documented any deleterious effects of mr imaging at 1.5 t on the developing fetus. Your dr. Should consult with the radiologist in advance. ...Read more

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How do a pet scan and a MRI scan differ?

See below: An MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is a study that provides anatomical description of a part of your body. A pet scan can provide further information aside from how it looks or appears. It utilizes radioactive material or tracers that see how cells in your body function. It can detect cancer cells not evident on MRI or ct, heart disease, infection and even neurological conditions like dementia. ...Read more

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Would an MRI scan show cancer of the esophagous?

See answer: Endoscopy is the best exam for identifying an esophageal cancer! a barium esophogram may also help in detection. Chest ct or MRI may have benefit in staging a known esophageal cancer - discuss with you dr. ...Read more

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Would dermal piercings interfere with an MRI scan?

Yes if...: If you left your piercings in they could produce enough metal artifact to distort the images. There could also be significant heating around any metal piercings. Finally, any piercings which are magnetic could potentially be ripped off your body and cause projectile injuries. Don't try to hide your piercings and enter the scan room! ...Read more

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Could a MRI scan show up munchausen syndrome by proxy?

Could a MRI scan show up munchausen syndrome by proxy?

No: But an MRI might be one of the methods used to help rule out other types of illnesses in a case where munchhausen's by proxy is suspected. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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