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Neck Mri Without Contrast
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
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
Could someone please tell me what it means when neck MRI done 3 times in a month 1 w/contrast all say artifact. No surgery Ever at neck. I'm confused.
MRI artifact: Artifact obscuring portions of the image aren't always due to surgical hardware. There are many sources of artifact. Patient motion can cause artifact. In particular, neck MRI can be susceptible to artifact from swallowing during the examination, as well as blood vessel pulsation artifact from neck vessels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a neck MRI with contrast show any malignant lymph nodes near collarbone or where posterior neck joins the shoulder?
Yes and no : An MRI can do many things, like show if you have enlarged lymph nodes - however in order to determine if they are benign or malignant you would need a biopsy of the tissue in question. I will often order an ultrasound first when evaluating lumps in the neck, and only order MRI if the ultrasound is inconclusive or unable to do needle biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None: Mri generally has no side effects, assuming an appropriate safety screening. Some implanted devices and tattoos are not MRI safe. Some persons are sensitive to the IV contrast that is sometimes used, and persons with poor kidney function sometimes cannot get IV contrast. During the scan, especially at high magnet strength, some persons describe "funny feelings". ...Read more
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MRI should: easily visualize a large tumor, but very small mucosal lesions may only be visualized endoscopically. So the answer is...sometimes. ...Read more
Mgt/workup: Hemangiomas are fairly common masses in the neck and airway. I would advise uploading the image to your virtual EMR so that I can review it. If you are experiencing any difficulty swallowing or breathing, a procedure may be completed to remove or shrink the mass. A follow up scan can be used to gauge the rate of growth. ...Read more
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