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Pictures Or Images Of Lipoma
Close, if there is: Enough contrast with adjacent structures. Radiologists (physicians with 5 or more years of additional training after medical school) routinely identify pulmonary nodules in the lung down to 2 millimeters, and 1 mm nodules can sometimes be identified. Certainly, 3 mm nodules are clearly seen at both ct and MRI in many organs, if different in appearance from the surrounding tissue. ...Read more
Can a t-spine MRI differentiate among incidental findings of kidney cyst, abscess, and tumor? Or would each of these simply show as radio-opaque area
Not necessarily: could be lymph nodes from infections too--get checked ...Read more
Unusual symptom: This an unusual symptom. Probably this is an optical effect, but only an eye exam can rule out at problem. The 3-d effect comes from different mechanisms. Shadowing and parallax, for example, give a 3-d effect without depending on the 2 eyes being separated in space giving stereopsis (true 3-d vision). So, if for some reason there was a ghost image from one eye, a 3-d effect might result, possibly. ...Read more
Will a lumbosacral plexus mr neurography provide the images and information needed to confidently characterize an intradural enhancing lesion at l4?
Mri spine done and it read 10 mm t2 hyperintense, t1 hypo intense lesion in the inferior aspect of spleen. May represent cyst or hemanginoma.Concern?
MRI shows 2 cysts. Size not given in report. Does image on MRI film show actual size I can measure with a ruler?
Possibly: Most typically hemangioma appears echogenic (bright) on ultrasound. However, have seen cases where there has been abnormality on ultrasound that looks like a mass (possibly even hemangioma), that on further evaluation on mr turned out to be area of focal fatty change or area of focal fatty sparing (in the background of a fatty liver). ...Read more
Can notations of specific data points at t8-9, t9-10, t10-11 of disc disease be made without axial or coronal imaging. Just sagittal?
Please clarify: What is meant by notations of specific data points? ...Read more
What does a SMALL spinal Tumor look like on an MRI scan? Can you tell it's a Tumor from looking at scan? Thanks
What does "2.8cm right adnexal cystic lesion with question of an enhancing mural nodule versus confluence of vascular structures" on a CT scan mean?
Very different: An MRI is a structural scan for the most part (though there are functional scans that are done too, but are less common) that allows you to identify anatomic issues. An EEG is a functional scan of the brain that allows you to determine if certain areas of the brain are "acting" abnormally. ...Read more
Nothing, maybe.: Lymphatics are the second circulatory system in the body. They return excess fluid to the heart and they have nodes that fight infections. The tissue at the base of the tongue being prominent may just be normal anatomy for you personally or a sign of significant infectious challenge to that tissue. Your doctor who sent you for the MRI should be able to tell you whether to worry or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Absolutely it can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will an MRI of aorta show the aorta in a more detailed way than the other structures shown in the pic taken from the MRI or is the whole pic just same?
Possibly: I assume you're talking about the appearance of the pupil (e.g., camera red eye). The difference may just be the angle of the eyes in relation to the camera, but it could also indicate a problem. If vision is normal in both eyes, a problem is unlikely. A complete ophthalmic exam would be able to confirm. ...Read more
Depends on size: If a liver lesion is less than 1 cm in size, it is technically too small to adequately characterize on a ct scan with or without contrast. Regardless, IV contrast is strongly preferred when evaluating the liver on a ct scan. The normal liver tissue enhances and makes small lesions more apparent. Also, the contrast helps differentiate between types of solid lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would a non-contrast MRI show a tumor located on the skull? Are there limitations? Bony protrusion?
Depends: Depends on tumor. If there's a lot of calcium in the tumor then, contrast may not be needed to see it. If it's a meningioma then, contrast may not be necessary because of the Dural Tail sign seen on FLAIR images, however, contrast is generally given to PROVE it. But in other cases tumors may be hidden if small, no mass effect, and no contrast. Contrast always best if mass suspected. ...Read more