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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 doesn't: Use ionizing radiation (used with ct scans and plain x-rays studies). It uses magnetic fields to make images and these have not been shown to harm the human body. That said, patients with certain kinds of pacemakers and other implanted devices can't be imaged with MRI because of the potential to disrupt the device or otherwise harm the patient. ...Read more
MRI and SideEffects: MRI does not use Ionizing radiation like X-rays and CT scan. There are no known harmful side-effects associated with temporary exposure to the strong magnetic field. But some safety concerns: i.e. pacemakers, implanted device. Contrast agents and medication patches. ...Read more
Being exposed by X-ray on the spine and 1 day after with MRI can lead into what side effects? I'm afraid if something will happen. Please help?
MRI risk: There are no substantiated cases of mris directly causing medical issues as a result of getting the study. The risk with getting MRI comes with those who have metal fragments in their body or have devices such as pacemakers that are incompatible with having an mri. The die used in mris can cause issues particularly in patients with renal problems. ...Read more
There are very little side effects of an MRI scan- there is no radiation nor any contrast containing iodine.
Some MRI scans use gadolinium as a contrast to identify certain conditions-- a reaction is possible but very low. If someone has a very very low kidney function, they cannot have gadolinium, however can have a standard noncontrast MRI.
Ask your doctor for specifics to you or your scan type. ...Read more
No, none: Mris are not risky at all. There is no radiation. X-rays are not used. If your particular study needs a contrast dye, that is something to look into if you have allergies to certain chemicals or kidney disease. Also, you can't have any metal in your body, including piercings and some body modifications (e.g. Certain tattoos). ...Read more
Not really: Although the MRI is often part of the radiology department, where xrays are used, it has nothing to do with xrays or radiation. The process takes a special magnet and temporarily magnetizes the bodies cells. It then scans the body and produces an image. The cells revert to normal after the process. Kids often are put to sleep for the procedure to keep them still. That has some risk. ...Read more
No worries: Mri will not cause neurological injury. The contrast used, if needed, is also very safe but they may check your kidney function first if you have risk factors for kidney disease. Mri is a very safe exam used on hundreds of thousand of patients every year without complications. ...Read more
Can someone tell me the side effects of. An MRI without contrast im having one today and im claustrophobic so im already freaking out!
MRI anxiety: Having an MRI is scary to many people. As far as I know, there are no real side effects to MRI's. As long as you do not have metal in your body, you will be fine. I suggest you notify the technician about your anxieties. They will try to make you as comfortable as possible. Remember to breathe calmly, keep your eyes closed and try to imagine yourself being somewhere else. ...Read more
I am unsure of the side effects of tests like an MRI and the evoked potential tests, but can they cause growth stimulation and an increase in height?
I have done 5 mri's and 6 xray's within one year. I wonder if it will effect my health? If so, how to avoid its side effects?
Radiation: X-rays are radiation and can have potential side effects such as an increased risk for cancers. A lot depends on the dose and what area was x-rayed. Mri scans generally don't have side effects. However, if one had an MRI scan with contrast-you need to be cautious if there is any renal insufficiency. Most people are ok. But, if there is any renal insufficiency the contrast can lead to kidney problems. ...Read more
What is the safest contrast agent for a child for an MRI of kidneys? Very concerned about side effects. How can we mitigate risk of contrast?
Very safe: All fda approved MRI contrast agents are very safe in people with adequate renal function. Much safer than ct contrast. The incidence of serious allergic reactions is around 1:10, 000. If the renal function is significantly decreased (glomerular filtration rate of less than 30 ml/min), then MRI contrast is contraindicated and should not be used. ...Read more
No significant risks: The equipment may be closed and narrow causing claustrophobia in some, and the high intensity magnets might slightly increase body temperature transiently, but otherwise, quite benign test. ...Read more
Any possible side effects of contrast used in MRI Pelvic Scan, though no side effects on most people? Any different types of contrasts for pelvic scan?
Not many: Gadolinium is usual mr contrast. Renal insufficiency or failure is contraindication. Not many people are allergic to contrast. Certain internal metal objects made of iron and pacemakers will not allow scanning. Some patients are claustrophobic. ...Read more
Can an MRI scan "without contrast material" detect accurately an aortic aneurism? If it cannot, why? What are the side effects&harm caused by this MRI?
Is it safe to fly on airplane a few hours after an MRI Scan with contrast of Neck spinal area? Or should I postpone? Worried of side effects if any
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