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Are there any possible side effects of MRI scan?

Are there any possible side effects of MRI scan?

MRI Scan: There are very little side effects of an MRI scan- there is no radiation nor any contrast containing iodine.
Some MRI scans use gadolinium as a contrast to identify certain conditions-- a reaction is possible but very low. If someone has a very very low kidney function, they cannot have gadolinium, however can have a standard noncontrast MRI.
Ask your doctor for specifics to you or your scan type. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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What are the risks of an MRI scan? It has some side effects in the body?

What are the risks of an MRI scan? It has some side effects in the body?

MRI and SideEffects: MRI does not use Ionizing radiation like X-rays and CT scan. There are no known harmful side-effects associated with temporary exposure to the strong magnetic field. But some safety concerns: i.e. pacemakers, implanted device. Contrast agents and medication patches. ...Read more

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Can an MRI scan "without contrast material" detect accurately an aortic aneurism? If it cannot, why? What are the side effects&harm caused by this MRI?

Can an MRI scan "without contrast material" detect accurately an aortic aneurism? If it cannot, why? What are the side effects&harm caused by this MRI?

Aortic aneurysm: An MRI can detect an aortic aneurysm as long as the scan is done on the chest or abdomen. No additional contrast is needed for this, it can be evaluated with changes in the scan itself. However, for a CT scan to evaluate an aneurysm, contrast needs to be given ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly on airplane a few hours after an MRI Scan with contrast of Neck spinal area? Or should I postpone? Worried of side effects if any

Is it safe to fly on airplane a few hours after an MRI Scan with contrast of Neck spinal area? Or should I postpone? Worried of side effects if any

Yes: Assuming you didn't have any concerning symptoms after the MRI scan, it would be okay to fly on an airplane.
Just drink plenty of fluids to help your kidneys filter the contrast agent used during the study. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003335.htm ...Read more

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MRI scan shows mild asymmetrical prominance of temporal horn on right side as compared to left side.

MRI scan shows mild asymmetrical prominance of temporal horn on right side as compared to left side.

Not important: As long as the ventricles are not enlarged, mildly asymmetric lateral ventricals usually are not important. If there is a large asymmetry, then this may indicate a remote or old cortical brain infarct. Discuss your concerns with your Doctor. ...Read more

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Hearing loss on right side. Had MRI scan. What are the different illnesses that can cause this please? I would just like to know possible causes.

Hearing loss on right side. Had MRI scan. What are the different illnesses that can cause this please? I would just like to know possible causes.

Here are a few: Number one and MOST COMMON is NOISE damage (for example if you shoot firearms and do not use Hearing Protection. Unilateral nerve damage can alseo be INFECTIOUS in nature, viral and bacterial EAR infections (=Otitis). A benign tumor (Acoustic Neuroma) can cause hearing loss but the MRI most likely rules out that Diagnosis.
Hope this helps
An ENT (Ear Nose Throat) /Audiologist Consultation is next ...Read more

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What is t2 hyperintensity of left side conus? & demyelination? Thankyou. (Result from MRI scan of lower back)

What is t2 hyperintensity of left side conus? & demyelination? Thankyou. (Result from MRI scan of lower back)

Need more info: Without knowing your medical history and not having the MRI film in front of me this question is best answered by your physician. ...Read more

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Hi, im getting dull pain on my lower back. I have been told I have a dermoid cyst on left side. I have a MRI scan next week too. What shall I do?

Hi, im getting dull pain on my lower back. I have been told I have a dermoid cyst on left side. I have a MRI scan next week too. What shall I do?

If your doctor: Thinks your symptoms are caused by this dermoid, he/she will probably recommend removal. Depends on its size and other risk factors, but you should probably have it removed in any case. Please follow advice that your doctor gives you after the MRI is complete. ...Read more

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Had MRI scan of my ears. Have hearing loss in one side that's why I was sent for one. What could it be? Do you see brain also on this scan?

Had MRI scan of my ears. Have hearing loss in one side that's why I was sent for one. What could it be? Do you see brain also on this scan?

Yeah some brain's in: ...the picture....but if you had an MRI of your EARS....are you sure you didn't have something more like a high res IAC scan to check on the integrity of the inner ear apparatus? If that's the case then, not much brain better be seen because then, we've got a major leak somewhere! HA! Just teasing....but seriously, not much brain to be seen if it's an IAC because just lookin' at EAR. ...Read more

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I have pain in my throat and ear on right side ongoing for months. Had MRI scan which revealed nothing, Still in lots of pain though?

I have pain in my throat and ear on right side ongoing for months. Had MRI scan which revealed nothing, Still in lots of pain though?

Pain: If an ent exam and MRI were normal, then think of other causes such as dental or a referred neck pain called a cervical neuralgia. If dental is normal, then see a neurologist ...Read more

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I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010. I feel pain and weakness in surgical side when I ejaculate. Will the problem be appear in a MRI scan?

I had an inguinal hernia surgery in 2010. I feel pain and weakness in surgical side when I ejaculate. Will the problem be appear in a MRI scan?

No: The wound is done healing at this point, and I wouldn't expect there to be a lot of inflammation present several years out from surgery. It may loosen up and drop with time. Chronic testis pain from hernia repair is a known phenomenon, but an MRI is unlikely to be helpful. I would consult with a local urologist who has expertise in scrotal content pain disorders. ...Read more

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I am feeling pain in surgical side of inguinal hernia repair. I want know will nerve entrapment/ irritation and infection show on an MRI scan?

I am feeling pain in surgical side of inguinal hernia repair. I want know will nerve entrapment/ irritation and infection show on an MRI scan?

Clinical exam: You had an open hernia repair and are concerned for nerve entrapment. You want to know if MRI will help in diagnosis. Most surgeons will examnine you and take a history. They may refer you to a pain specialist to block the area and get rid of the pain. It can usually be controlled this way but does have a risk of causing over sensitivity. In this region. Follow with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What information does an mri scan give?

What information does an mri scan give?

Details: An MRI provides a very detailed picture of the soft tissue. Because the soft tissue of muscle is different that the soft tissue of the bowels, which is different than the soft tissue of the blood vessels, etc., an MRI delineates all these different tissues very distinctly. ...Read more

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What can you do to prepare for an MRI scan?

Claustrophobia: Many people who have never had an MRI study before are concerned about experiencing claustrophobia during the scan. There are multiple methods to deal with this issue including meditation during the scan, having the MRI on an "open" machine to reduce the sensation of claustrophobia, or having the doctor that requested to study also prescribe a medication such as Xanax (alprazolam) to help you relax. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much an MRI scan costs the nhs?

Can you tell me how much an MRI scan costs the nhs?

Variable amount: Cost of MRI depends on what is being scanned. The cost also depends on where it is done. In Florida the cost of a spine is different that the head. Medicare also has variable rates ...Read more

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What to do if I had an MRI scan and the report says?

MRI report: What does the report say? You can ask your doctor for clarification, or post a specific question about the report. ...Read more

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What would experts say about alternative to a MRI scan?

What would experts say about alternative to a MRI scan?

Depends: It depends on your symptoms and the area of the body that is being scanned. There are other imaging modalities available, including CT, nuclear medicine and Ultrasound, as well as routine x-rays. Some patients cannot have an MRI study due to claustrophobia or contraindications to MRI, and these patients can be scanned with these other modalities. Discuss alternative imaging with your Doctor. ...Read more

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Mri scan service near westport, ma?

Mri scan service near westport, ma?

MRI facilities: You can go to the American College of Radiology's website, ACR. Org, and find geographic listings of accredited facilities. ...Read more

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Does alzeihmers show up on an MRI scan?

Does alzeihmers show up on an MRI scan?

Yes: Increasingly more neuroimaging data is becoming available illustrating brain white matter changes seen in alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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How long will an MRI scan on the spine take?

How long will an MRI scan on the spine take?

.5 hr.: About half an hour. MRI takes longer and is noisy than CT Scan, but gives more valuable info. After CT scan, may have to do MRI but not vice versa. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel sick during an MRI scan?

Is it normal to feel sick during an MRI scan?

Likely anxiety: The test is really quite easy. You lie on a platform that slides into the machine. Often headphones are provided for your favorite music. You just lie still and let the machine take pictures (you will hear some tapping sounds as the machine works). Sometimes an IV injection of contrast is given during the exam (depending on what is being evaluated). ...Read more

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How can I have an MRI scan with claustrophobia?

How can I have an MRI scan with claustrophobia?

Ask your provider: While open MRI can be an option, the magnet is much weaker than closed mri. This means the picture quality is not as good, like the difference between an inexpensive camera and a professional one. For some areas of the body, the open is okay. For others (spine in my practice) the higher quality is critical. Sedation can be used to deal with claustrophobia. Your provider can guide you. ...Read more

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Why can't alzeihmers be diagnosed with an MRI scan?

Why can't alzeihmers be diagnosed with an MRI scan?

Alzheimers: Alzheimers can not be definitively diagnosed without a brain biopsy, and this is not done till post mortem. Many people have muliinfarct dimensia which is causing there probelm. This can be seen on CT or MRI. Often the conditions overlap and both can cause the dementia symptoms. Alzheimers shows nerofibrillary tangles on microscopic exam. ...Read more