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Side Effects After 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
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
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
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?
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
MRI scan shows mild asymmetrical prominance of temporal horn on right side as compared to left side.
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
What is t2 hyperintensity of left side conus? & demyelination? Thankyou. (Result from MRI scan of lower back)
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?
Does mri scan for thoracic spine have any side effect (no metal in body) And does mri may cause cancer?
My MRI scan returned ok on the spinal cord & ultrascan clear on kidneys - pain in left side around kidney - my bowel is to be checked. What else?
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
Stiff, discomfort, feeling pinch all the time at rear skull base (left side) for 10 yr. MRI scan shown disc bulging at C3-4 and C4-5 no arm weakness. Anyway to cure this pinch feeling without surgery?
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 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
Tingling legs and right side of face for 2 years (daily). CT scan & MRI scan clear. Saw neurologist and he said he didn't think it was nerve related.?
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
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
MRI report: What does the report say? You can ask your doctor for clarification, or post a specific question about the report. ...Read more
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
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
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
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