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What is a brain mri?

What is a brain mri?

Magnetic imaging: MRI is a way to see what is happening with in the brain. The machine use magnetic waves to generate the information that is displayed on a computer screen. This is different than CT which uses X-rays to get the image ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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How can a brain MRI be done?

How can a brain MRI be done?

MRI: You will be asked to rest on your back and not move your head during the mri. You will be moved into the scanner. The MRI machine has enormously powerful magnets which will orient hydrogen molecules into a single direction. When a when the magnet energy is changed, the hydrogen atoms give off energy which will be picked up by the computer. ...Read more

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When a brain MRI is necessary?

When a brain MRI is necessary?

See long answer: Your dr. Needs to exam you, and place the need for imaging, such as a “brain mri” in appropriate clinical context. There are detailed criteria that are used in making this determination. You can view them on the website for the american college of radiology appropriateness criteria: http://www.Acr.Org/quality-safety/appropriateness-criteria/diagnostic. ...Read more

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How long can a brain MRI take?

How long can a brain MRI take?

30-40 minutes: For most sequences it can be done in 30-40 minutes, longer if more images are taken. Ct scan is quick, usually only several minutes, but involves low level radiation. You trade image quality for speed. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain mri?

How long does it take for a brain mri?

40 min to 2 hrs: The length can vary but on average a brain MRI will run 40 min to 2 hours depending on the sequence used, whether there is a contrast used, and other factors. ...Read more

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What are the dangers caused by a brain mri?

None: They will give you screening form to assess for any possible contraindications but assuming three are none, its very very safe. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a brain MRI take?

On average, how long will a brain MRI take?

45 - 90 minutes: This depends on the particulary MRI sequences and the use of contrast medium. A routine brain MRI without contrast is about 45 minutes or less. Adding contrast adds another 15-20 minutes. An MRI for the pituitary gland, the cranial nerves or the orbits require more time. ...Read more

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What kinds of things show up on a brain mri?

What kinds of things show up on a brain mri?

NUMEROUS ITEMS: Brain MRI is quite precise and allows very discrete images of large and small strokes, areas of old or new bleeding, abnormal blood vessels and tumors, congenital brain malformations, focal and diffuse areas of inflammation, such as infections or multiple sclerosis or vasculitis, etc. ...Read more

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What does 'giant panda' mean on a brain MRI?

What does 'giant panda' mean on a brain MRI?

Anatomic: its an area of the midbrain that on MRI that looks like the face of a giant panda. Frankly, I don't see it. But I can't see those pictures that have hidden objects in them either. It has uncertain clinical significance. Talk to your doctor about what it may mean in your situation. ...Read more

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What is the average cash price for a brain mri?

What is the average cash price for a brain mri?

It depends: Stay out of hospitals and use a free standing mri. Do not be afraid to negotiate a cash price. Finally, offer to pay the hmo reimbursement rate as that is often the lowest. Shop around. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more