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What Does Cancer Look Like On An Mri
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
What do fibroids & cysts look like on MRI? How would I be able to tell them apart from cancer? Getting an ultrasound but I would like some insight.
Fibroids: Broadly speaking, there are 2 general types of sequences on MRI...called T1and T2. Fibroids are usually dark on both, cysts are dark on T1 and bright on T2. Fibroids usually have non uniform or heterogenous signal, cysts more uniform/homogeneous. Fibroids originate from the uterus, cysts usually from ovaries. ...Read more
MRI scan for can....: Yes it can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sometimes: Mris are more sensitive than mammograms for detecting breast cancer, especially in young women +/-those with very dense breast tissue; however, they are 20x the cost. Therefore, we reserve mris for women with >20% lifetime risk for breast cancer. They are also very useful for determining if an implant has ruptured, and determining the extent of breast cancer if someone may need mastectomy. ...Read more
Mri without contrast detect hemanginoma at t 2? Could they tell if it is a hemanginoma and not cancer?
What can cause a reactive post auricular node just under 1cm for 2 years... Hasn't got bigger. I had an mri... All clear. Cancer scares me. I'm 23.
Depends: Mri is very good at showing abnormal tissue from normal tissues and can pick up various cancers very well. Some cancers, however, can be small and not well seen on mri. Some may be better seen on ct. Cancers involve in the stomach and colon are usually not well seen and may require endoscopy or colonscopy. Some breast cancers are also better seen on mammograms than mri. ...Read more
Not necessarily: That is why it is called an indeterminate lesion. Best is to have your physician discuss with the radiologist who read it for their best opinion and then see an orthopedist who specializes in tumors. If appropriate, a biopsy is sometimes needed to determine the exact cause. Good luck! ...Read more
Would you have to have contrast with a MRI to dismiss cancer? I have a hemanginoma at t2. Could this be cancer instead since I had it with no contras
Well this is complex: Vertebral hemangioma is a common entity and seen in perhaps 1 in 5 patients. Its is very common. Cancer in a 39 yo is uncommon and unlikely but not impossible. Although a pre and post test might help a little it would be far more useful to obtain any old exams which included this area and see if it was present and stable. This is rarely done. They usually order more tests. ...Read more
Constant: Constant that is not influenced by position of the legs. Usually described as biting or sharp; not electric or shooting. ...Read more
Yes: At your age (19), the risk of pancreatic cancer is vanishingly low. The detection rate for such a tumor is quite good; it may pick up a tiny leson that's producing jaundice so if that's why you think you (or someone you care for) may have it, getting 'scoped may also be in order. ...Read more
Is it normal to have one ovary policyctic. MRI done but cysts look benign. Does this rules out cancer?
I am concerned about aneurysms in any part of my body as well as cancer, will a full body MRI rule out these conditions?
MRI: These full body scans are usually more problems than good. They typically find incidental finding which create more tests and neurosis. When thrusts norm they lull the patient into a false sense of security. Get a careful exam based on risk factors to see what you need. ...Read more
Having an MRI scan in the uk on the NHS, will they tell me if they see cancer on the scan day? Or will they make me wait? Thanks
They'll probably: Make you wait till it is thoroughly read ...Read more
Just had a recent mammo&ultra done and they weren't sure if cancer or not they said to get a biospy done would you recommend it or a Mri's first.
IMPN on Pancreas.3mm. Stable for 2 1/2 years. They just follow with MRI. Is this definitely cancer? Should it be removed? Would this size cause symptoms
It is Not Cancer: Anything this small (3mm) is of no consequence unless it is increasing in size over a short period of time. We get concerned if it were to be >1CM in size and growing over a period of few months. So you can relax and quit worrying about Cancer. The doctors should consider not doing any more MRIs since they have not shown any change in this nodule (What is IMPN??).Do not use such abbreviations! ...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
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