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I am in need of a image of my postibular tendon.or ankle. i normally recieve an MRI, but have a spinal implant so thats out, what scan would be benift?

I am in need of a image of my postibular tendon.or ankle. i normally recieve an MRI, but have a spinal implant so thats out, what scan would be benift?

Alternative to MRI: Alternatives to Ankle MRI include Thin Section Ankle CT with multiplanar reformations or Ankle Ultrasound, either of which should be performed by an ACR-Accredited facility both trained and certified to scan and interpret in these modalities. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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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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Does an MRI of the spine show spinal fluid problems?

Does an MRI of the spine show spinal fluid problems?

Need a spinal tap: For evaluating spinal fluid a spinal tap is necessary. This is the only way to evaluate the fluid for any problems. An MRI would only be able to evaluate if there is a leak in the sac containing the nerves. ...Read more

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How come my lumbar spinal MRI showed contrasting results?

How come my lumbar spinal MRI showed contrasting results?

Spinal vs. MRI: These are different types of tests looking for different types of information. WE don't even know what the symptoms or the working diagnosis were. ...Read more

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I need MRI scan & spinal tap but don't have insurance, what do I do?

I need MRI scan & spinal tap but don't have insurance, what do I do?

Free Clinic: Many hospitals sponsor a free clinic. If testing is recommended from that clinic, it can often be provided by the sponsoring institution without a charge. Most free clinics will require financial paperwork to be completed to qualify for services. ...Read more

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MRI spinal asymmetry apex to the left at t7 and l4 what does this mean?

MRI spinal asymmetry apex to the left at t7 and l4 what does this mean?

It may: Indicate that you have a spinal curvature or scoliosis. Not enough info to take it much further here. Talk to your doc about the results, or feel free to request a HealthTap consult for a more in depth discussion. ...Read more

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Mri white matter/ 4 black holes. No symptom of ms. Did a spinal taping results yet. What r the chances of having ms.

Mri white matter/ 4 black holes.  No symptom of ms.  Did a spinal taping results yet. What r the chances of having ms.

Unclear: It depends on the characteristics of the "black holes" that you see on the mri. Although they are in the white matter, there are some characteristic appearances and locations for ms. Typically, ms plaques don't appear like black holes, but without seeing the MRI it is hard to say. Wait for the results of the spinal tap and then go over them with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Spinal disc problem I have undergone two MRI but not clear diagosis. Please suggest a good way of detecting spinal disc related problems?

Spinal disc problem I have undergone two MRI but not clear diagosis. Please suggest a good way of detecting spinal disc related problems?

Perhaps not disc: Perhaps the problem is not in the disc. Symptoms from different anatomical areas may be similar. Also, sometimes symptoms do not have a distinct anatomic basis. ...Read more

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I had a MRI done this is part of what it said C3-4 disc herniationstenosis with ap of 0.7cm? And indention on spinal cord Is this serious?

I had a MRI done this is part of what it said  C3-4 disc  herniationstenosis with ap of 0.7cm? And indention on spinal cord Is this serious?

Normal diameter 1.7: A disc herniation in the cervical spine can be a serious event. Your herniation is causing 60% stenosis. Indentation on the cord can produce permanent neurologic injury, especially if aggravated by motion or additional injury. Please discuss these results with your physician to determine the most prudent next steps. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett i. Machanic I have 2 MRI images cervical, how can I get these images to you to see if what i see on spinal cord are in fact lesions?

We have a : Message center, and many patients send directly via this private link. You can contact the webmaster for more specific information, but would be happy to review and provide my opinion. Hope to solve your problems. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more