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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 that's 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 that's 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. John Landi
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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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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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Would a spinal Tumor on an MRI show as a tumor or would it show as an abnormality? Thankyou

Would a spinal Tumor on an MRI show as a tumor or would it show as an abnormality? Thankyou

It depends: Sometimes the tumors are so subtle that you cannot be certain. Many of the time the tumors will light up with contrast in which case you can be much more certain that it is tumor. But sometimes it is simply hard to tell and only biopsy will tell you if you have tumor which should be done only as a last resort because biopsying the spinal cord is fraught with danger. ...Read more

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Subtle change of spinal cord, shown on MRI, that they are unsure of, would they know from the scan if it was a Tumor? Thankyou

Subtle change of spinal cord, shown on MRI, that they are unsure of, would they know from the scan if it was a Tumor? Thankyou

No. Need biopsy.: The ONLY way to know if it's a tumor is to undergo a biopsy. An MRI cannot tell you, nor can any other "scan". Undergoing a biopsy is a major decision (especially near spinal cord), so you're better off trusting a doctor with experience to tell you if it's likely abnormal. They'll go over your symptoms, history, & family conditions b4 deciding. Only get a biopsy if it's highly likely 2b abnormal. ...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

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In 2011 I had a sci at conus after a spinal anesth. I'm in pain since then. Few months ago a MRI now shows no signs of the sci. Why I'm still in pain?

In 2011 I had a sci at conus after a spinal anesth. I'm in pain since then. Few months ago a MRI now shows no signs of the sci. Why I'm still in pain?

Doesn't show up: Pain is not seen on mri, only tissue changes. You can still experience pain chronically if it was a true sci. The spinal cord does not heal as well as other nerves in the body. I recommend evaluation at a physiatry center specializing in sci. ...Read more

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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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Why do they use gadolinium for spinal mri?

Why do they use gadolinium for spinal mri?

Contrast: Gadolinium is used when there is a desire to exclude or further define processes that may show increased enhancement (contrast accumulation). Such processes can include tumors, inflammation, and infection. Gadolinium is not routinely used when there is a history that suggests disc disease or trauma. ...Read more

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Would you be able to see damage to spinal cord if there was any from a bad fall 4 years ago on a current MRI if so what would it look like what wd I c?

Would you be able to see damage to spinal cord if there was any from a bad fall 4 years ago on a current MRI if so what would it look like what wd I c?

It depends: How severe the damage was. If it was minor trauma to the cord, it might look normal. If it was more severe, at this point, you might see abnormal thinning of the cord, abnormal bright signal on T2 weighted imaging within the cord (myelomalacia), or a fluid collection within the cord (syrinx). ...Read more

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Would a spinal Tumor show on an MRI scan?

Would a spinal Tumor show on an MRI scan?

Usually: Sometimes a spinal cord tumor, especially with extrinsic compression, can result in false localizing clinical signs, which could result in imaging at wrong level, but if precise, the MRI will show lesion. However, you say that you have B-12 issues, and this can cause spinal cord problems in posterior columns, which are also seen on MRI. Do you feel Concierge visit might help? ...Read more

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Can an MRI scan see a small spinal Tumor? Thankyou

Yes, MRI is a great: Spinal tumors are best visualized with a MRI of the spine. But you must have some reasons/symptoms to suspect that you might have a tumor in that area? ...Read more

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What is a focal disc protrusion with cranial migration mean on a spinal Mri?

What is a focal disc protrusion with cranial migration mean on a spinal Mri?

It is: A disc herniation, which means disc material has been displaced beyond the normal confines of the space between the vertebral bodies. Technically, it is a "contained" herniation that is still covered by the anulus fibrosus, whereas a disc extrusion extends through the anulus. Cranial migration means the disc material extends upwards (in the direction of the head) from the lovel of origin. ...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. Theodore Davantzis
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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