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Doctor insights on: Mri Soft Tissue Neck

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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 will a neck MRI soft tissue show you?

What will a neck MRI soft tissue show you?

Many things: Mri of the neck is performed without or with intravenous contrast and allows us to evaluate the muscles, soft tissues, bones, glands (parotid, submandibular), blood vessels, lymph nodes, airway, and any masses/cysts present. ...Read more

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Is contrast absolutely necessary during soft tissue neck MRI for evaluation of mass? I had very unpleasant scary symptoms last time i had contrast.

Is contrast absolutely necessary during soft tissue neck MRI for evaluation of mass? I had very unpleasant scary symptoms last time i had contrast.

Tell the MRI folks!: I tend to defer to the radiologists to tell me the best technique or study needed to find what i'm looking for. But if contrast is needed, be sure to tell te MRI techs and doctor what you experienced before. If you had an allergic reaction, they will want to be prepared - and possibly medicate you in advance to keep you safe. ...Read more

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Dr discussed soft tissue neck MRI tech said soft & spine were imaged, report was only spine. Can look at same cd for soft tissues or need another mri?

Dr discussed soft tissue neck MRI tech said soft & spine were imaged, report was only spine. Can look at same cd for soft tissues or need another mri?

No, soft tissue can: Be seen on the same mri, generally speaking. Unless a specific soft tissue is being looked for, or to make it pronounced, one could get a contrasted study.
The report usually states all the abnormal findings, including bony ; soft structures. ...Read more

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Does a soft tissue neck MRI show esophagus tumors and what other areas does it show?

Does a soft tissue neck MRI show esophagus tumors and what other areas does it show?

MRI should: easily visualize a large tumor, but very small mucosal lesions may only be visualized endoscopically. So the answer is...sometimes. ...Read more

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What is paraspinal and soft tissue abnormality on MRI of the cervical spine?

What is paraspinal and soft tissue abnormality on MRI of the cervical spine?

Need more info: Para spinal meals something on or near the spine. It's hard to give you more information without knowing why you had the MRI in the first place and without my reviewing the MRI. Please make an appointment with the physician who ordered the MRI and I am sure he/she will be able to give you a more complete answer. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cervical MRI and neck mri? For detecting mass or scar tissue, which is more useful - CT or mri?

Cervical spine MRI: Focuses on the spine and disks of the neck. Mri of the neck is designed to see all the soft tissues as well as the spine and is not as detailed a look at the spine. Mri contrast is often used for neck MRI and less so with cervical spine mri. Mri is usually better than ct looking at/characterizing neck soft tissues (masses, etc.). ...Read more

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Had an MRI on heD and neck 10 days ago and still haven't received results. Should I be concerned?

Follow up with your: primary MD who ordered the study. Often times, your doctor may not call you if the MRI results don't show something acute. But certainly you should know what the images demonstrated. Call your doctor for a follow-up and ask for the MRI results. If you would like a complete explanation of your MRI, I provide second opinions via HealthTap Concierge @ healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more

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I need an MRI for my neck and back and I can't get insurance so how much will it cost for an MRI without insurance ?

I need an MRI for my neck and back and I can't get insurance so how much will it cost for an MRI without insurance
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Shop around: Shop around, tell them the situation, and tell the places that you are cash paying and want a break. I can't give you prices, they fluctuate in different areas, and different parts of country. Even locally, there is price variation, and negotiable. Use one place against another if you have to. ...Read more

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How do they do a neck mri?

How do they do a neck mri?

You lie on your back: You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to determine that there is no metal inside your body. You will be asked to remove all jewelry, metal and empty your pockets.
You will then enter the scanning room, lie flat on your back, and be moved into the scanner aperture. You will need to stay very still for the next 20 minutes. Then it's over! ...Read more

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Would a head MRI show the neck or no?

Would a head MRI show the neck or no?

Head MR: A typical mr of the "head" shows only the head and not the neck region. To see the neck that would have to be ordered in request for the study. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neck mri?

What is the definition or description of: neck mri?

Cervical region: A neck MRI will be done with the cervical spine being imaged. This will concentrate on the bones, nerves, discs and joints of the cervical spine. Due to the close proximity other soft tissues will be imaged including parts of the brain or organs like the thyroid. But it is not being dedicated to be looking at these other organs. ...Read more

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A cyst discovered after an MRI on a nerve in the neck?

A cyst discovered after an MRI on a nerve in the neck?

Benign: These are "leave alone" lesions as they are often asymptomatic and detected incidentally. Usually associated with no neurological symptoms they represent small collections of cerebrospinal fluid around the nerve. Pardon the recycled answer. ...Read more

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Had MRI of my neck it showed blaginng. & narrowing dose this means surgery?

Redo question: I don't know what "blaginng" is. What is narrowing dose? Are you talking about spine, blood vessels, lymph nodes, throat? Dose is the amount of a medicine. I assume you mean "does". ...Read more

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If someone goes an MRI on the neck would that show everything or depends what you are looking for ?

If someone goes an MRI on the neck would that show everything  or depends what you are looking for ?

Depends: An MRI of the neck can either be targeted to look at the cervical spine and discs or can be targeted to look at everything in front of those (ie lymph nodes, salivary glands, pharynx, etc). In either case it won't show "everything, " but depending on the type of symptoms, it may be the best test. ...Read more

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I have a pince nerve in my neck could someone send me a MRI and see how a pince nerve look in ur neck please and do a pince nerve make u have tension?

I have a pince nerve in my neck could someone send me a MRI and see how a pince nerve look in ur neck please and do a pince nerve make u have tension?

MRI: The nerves come off of your spinal cord and exit the spine through little spaces between the vertebrae called neural foramina. These spaces can become narrowed, often due to bone spurs or disc problems. This can cause pain, numbness, tingling in different places depending on which nerve is affected. This MRI image shows narrowing at arrow 1 and more normal other side, arrow 2. ...Read more

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What will an MRI of the neck reveal?

Spine or ENT spaces: Mri of the neck could mean a study of the cervical spine, and therefore would show disc herniations, vertebral problems and spinal cord problems. It could also mean a study of the anterior spaces of the neck, in which case it will show any problems with the soft tissues, i.E cancer, infection and congenital anomalies. ...Read more

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Can an MRI to not pick up a neck injury?

Can an MRI to not pick up a neck injury?

Absolutely: As an osteopathic physician dealing primarily with acute and chronic pain for the past 25 yrs, i find that MRI would actually miss the cause of pain after an injury extremely often. Whiplash, for instance, is a 'soft tissue' injury which has nothing that can be seen by an mri. I use MRI very selectively since do's like me can frequently find and treat the cause of the pain just with our hands. ...Read more

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Mysis25.She did MRI and in report stated ms. Dr asked for MRI neck. She dos not feel any taste for 1week. Is MS curable?

Mysis25.She did MRI and in report stated ms. Dr asked for MRI neck. She dos not feel any taste for 1week. Is MS curable?

A few responses: Ms is a treatable and controllable disorder if appropriate medication is employed. A true cure is near. Recommend first confirming diagnosis with an experienced neurologist, then starting with either tysabri (natalizumab) or Gilenya depending upon severity, supplementing vitamin d-3, using low fat, low salt diet, and avoiding cigarette smoke. She should do well if the above steps are taken. ...Read more

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I have a plate in my neck C4 to C7. Can I have a MRI done of my neck?

Yes,: unless you had the surgery a very long time ago, it should be fine from a safety standpoint. All standard surgical hardware is MRI safe these days. However, the artifact produced from the interaction of the metal with the magnetic field may cause a significant distortion of the scan or parts of the scan, limiting the interpretation.Be sure to tell the MRI tech the details of your neck surgery. ...Read more

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I was told I need a neck MRI to look at the spine. What could be wrong my my neck?

MRI of the neck used: To see the soft tissues in the neck, disc spinal cord and the bones, usually they are looking for disc problem. ...Read more

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What is a head and neck MRI used for?

What is a head and neck MRI used for?

2 study each: They r 2 separate studies. 1=neck&1=head.
Just a plain mr of each with no contrast, shows the shape & condition of the bones and soft tissues of each.

Use in trauma, head aches, seizure disorders, tumors and other head related symptoms. The neck 4 trauma, pain, arm pain and more. ...Read more

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Can Parkinson's be detected by a neck and spinal MRI?

Can Parkinson's be detected by a neck and spinal MRI?

Not at this time: A far better test is a PET scan with an appropriate chemical tag for dopamine transporter function. ...Read more

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Why would pain management dr ask for xray and mri on neck at same time?

Why would pain management dr ask for xray and mri on neck at same time?

Good question: The X-ray shows more boney issues where as the MRI is more for ligaments, tendon, and muscular issues. Also, some insurances will not pay for or approve the MRI if a general X-ray was not first performed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to interpret MRI of brain and neck?

MRI : Do you have a specific question you could post? The general question of how to interpret an MRI is beyond the scope of the HealthTap forum. ...Read more

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I have two bulging discs in my neck. What would b the best treatment for this? This was shown on a MRI of my neck.

I have two bulging discs in my neck. What would b the best treatment for this? This was shown on a MRI of my neck.

Small bulges: are common incidental findings, and may require no treatment. Best to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon or orthopedic spine surgeon to determine whether or not the bulges could be causing your symptoms, and go from there. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more