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What Does Lung Cancer Look Like On A Mri Scan
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
Can MRI scan of lungs detect cancer accurately? Or whether nodule is caused by an infection, can it detect nature of infection without broncoscopy
Why would a MRI be better at finding mesothelioma and a ct scan better at lung cancer or is there no difference for the 2?
What test is best to rule out lung cancer or lukemia? MRI with contrast or pet scan? Been having heavyness weak pulse for 6 months
Tests: The best test to screen for lung cancer, in my opinion, is a chest ct scan as a conventional chest xray can miss it. A simple blood test, cbc and differential, is adequate to screen for leukemia. These are screening tests but a tissue diagnosis is required in most cases for a definitive diagnosis. Your pulse description is nonspecific. An MD can check your bp and pulse to look for abnormalities ...Read more
Could a CT scan without contrast (allergy) be effective detecting lthymoma or small cell lung cancer or could mri no contrast be as good as CT.
Can CT scan miss lung cancer? Can an MRI find it while doing scan on thorastic spine? Both without contrast
What does back pain feel like with lung cancer? And if u already had MRI that didn't show anything suspicious could it still be
Pain from any: Metastasis is caused either by expansion of the vertebrae streching the periosteum, or collapse of the bone. The mr is very sensitive to marrow changes the precede either of these events. Rarely, an intramedullary (within the spinal cord) metastasis could leave the bones alone and cause pain, weakness or numbness depending on location. ...Read more
Not really: Mri's are geared to see specific portions of anatomy, such as bone, soft tissue, vessels, etc. While other structures can be visualized with a spinal mri, it is inadequate to make a diagnosis. If something is suspected, any radiologist would immediately recommend another imaging study to better visualize the area or concern. ...Read more
I had a mcrp Mri and it showed non specific atelectasis bilateral lung bases. Could this be lung cancer or copd?
My Dad has metastic NSC Lung cancer. What does "increased T2 prolongation involving the right midbrain" mean on his MRI?
Need whole picture: It is difficult to answer your question with this isolated finding. Would have to know the patients entire history and have all data that is available. The information you have could suggest a lesion/ mass in that area of the brain. Please review the total MRI findings with the physician who ordered the study or the doc who knows your father's case best. ...Read more
Would lung cancer have to invade spine to cause pain in upper back? Present for 1yr. Mri of throastic ok. My chest feels bubbly/sm cough recently.
Not necessarily: Tumor invasion into ribs or chest wall or tumor irritating the lung lining (pleura) can cause pain in the back or shoulder blade region. ...Read more
Could a CT miss lung cancer? My up back started hurting 5/12. Pain seems to be get worse. Not present at rest. Ct 11/12 clear. Mri spine clear.
Unlikely...: Unless very small.Get a more detailed answer ›
Took brain mri. Multiple t2hypointense lesion in cerebral parenchyma. Possibilty of granuloma or brain secondries. My mom hv lung cancer. Is it secondary?
Probably neither: Difficult to know without seeing all the MRI sequences. It would be helpful to know if the lesions enhance after Gadolinium contrast and if they "bloom" on susceptibility weighted sequences and if they are calcified or invisible on CT scan. Metastatic disease would be very unlikely in a 30 year old without a known primary cancer. My best guess would be multiple cavernous malformations. ...Read more
Can lung cancer cause back pain? My MRI of upper back is ok. Ct chest clear. Am obese and heavy chested? Pain almost one year now
Have had a deep ache in upper back over two years same spot. Had spine MRI it was ok. Chest xray ok. If I had lung cancer would it have shown itself?
We cannot help you!: We have done the best we can do for you via emails! . It is now time that you go seek help from a doctor who can examine you and test you till you are satisfied. Once one doctor gets tired, you can seek a second opinion. After that you have to begin trusting your doctors more than your own mind. Good luck! ...Read more
I have had chest xray and throastic spine MRI with no contrast. I have this back pain in my upper back that comes and goes. If I had lung cancer would they have saw anything?
NO: To assess lungs for masses, cancerous or not, need cat scan thorax. Chest xray will consistently miss small potentially curable tumors depending on location in lungs, size and density.Mri of the spine has a limited view of parts of the lungs and you can not rule out the presence of a lung lesion with an MRI of the spine and a chest xray. Mri of the thoracic spine is not used to find lung nodules. ...Read more
Have upper back pain present for over a yr and CT of chest was clear 6 months ago &mri of spine was ok would it be safe to say I don't have lung cancer?
Yes: Without risk factors, at present there is no evidence for lung ca. If you have risk factors there are radiologic parameters that suggest appropriate follow up that your doctor should follow. ...Read more
How would lung cancer or breast cancer cause upper back pain? I have had CT chest ok/ MRI throactic no contrast ok. Missed cancer?
Very unlikely: Those two exams should be very good at ruling out tumor in the spine. Consider seeing a physical medicine specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Up back ache 1 yr on right side of spine. Deep inside shoulder blade. Ct 11/01/12 chest clear. Mri spine ok. Chest xray recent ok. Missed lung cancer?
Worried about lung cancer. Up back pain over 1 year now. Had chest CT 8 months ago it was ok. 3 mris of throastic ok. Some cervical stenosis. Worry?
It is unlikely to be cancer if you don't have cough or blood in the sputum and the ct + MRI are normal.
Cervical stenosis may cause arthritis of the neck joints called facets which in turn lead to secondary muscular spasms and pain in the upper back and neck. Avoid chiropractic manipulations and see a pain specialist who is properly trained in cervical facet procedures. ...Read more
Does mri scan for thoracic spine have any side effect (no metal in body) And does mri may cause cancer?
Recently been told I have localised prostrate cancer gleeson scale of 6%.I have just had a MRI scan. My consultant phoned mesomething on kidney+hip?
Reason for Gleason: The gleason score helps predict the current state of cancer and success at treatment. It is based on grade or aggressiveness of the tumor. It generally consists of two scores, primary and secondary, with the first carrying more weight. In general a score (sum) of 6 is considered a low grade tumor. The findings on an MRI may represent something unrelated. Speak to your physician for details. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed as having haemangioma but the report says it's not clearly identified (in the T2 weighted images of the MRI scan).Is it cancer?
Not cancer: Hemangioma is not a cancer. It is a benign mass and relatively common. Small hemangiomas cause no symptoms and require no treatment. If the definite diagnosis has already been made, whether or not the hemangioma is clearly identified on a particular MRI sequence probably doesn't matter. Some physicians will do follow up imaging in 6-12 months, ultrasound is easiest for this purpose. ...Read more
Had small amount cancer removed from liver now I've got to have spleen and liver mri scan already had several scans does this mean they fond something?
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
When getting an MRI scan for cervical cancer, will the test results be ready that day or how long does it take?
1-3 days: You should have the results within 72 hrs. You certainly have the right to call and ask if you haven't heard by then. Many times it is read the same day. Good luck. ...Read more
Dr. Wants to do keyhole surgery from 3angles, I ve lung consolidation, nodule &granulomas& bronchiectasis, can MRI scan be a substitute for this surgery?
No substitute: Need tissue and microscopic exam of biopsy material. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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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