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Mri Soft Tissue Neck
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
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
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?
MRI should: easily visualize a large tumor, but very small mucosal lesions may only be visualized endoscopically. So the answer is...sometimes. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a soft tissue neck mri without contrast will show the esophagus and what other soft tissues will it show?
All soft tisues: It will show all the soft tisues in the neck including esopahgus ...Read more
Scratchiness at back of throat for last 8 months due to some lymphoid hyperplasia in the tongue base. Following MRI of neck and soft tissue and two endoscope examinations my ENT surgeon does not consider this to be of any significance. I though worry?
Difficult to say.: If lymphoid hyperplasia is the issue, consult with a hematologist. If this specialist says same thing, then I would not be concerned. ...Read more
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
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
I injured l shoulder 4 july & still severe pain shoulder/neck/chest wall. No fracture or tissue damage on mri. I have chronic peripheral neuropathy post chemo 2007 & 2009, bilateral mastect. Pls help!
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
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
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
Feeling vibrations im my body , when turning my neck , or when i make some neck strech exercises , MRI of sc was normal ! it maybe what ?
You need further testings for pinch nerves
see a neurologist. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: It really does not matter if you have a plate in place. Plates in the last 15 to 20 years do not interact dangerously with the MRI, and older plates will not move. The study may not be very good due to artifacts and distortion of the images with to the plate and screws in place. We do them routinely every day. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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