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What Information Do I Have To Bring Along To Do The Chest Mri Without Dye
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
List of allergies: Bring a list of allergies and a list of meds you take. Your kidney function is important and your doctor will have checked it with a blood sample. Do not eat for at least 4 hours before the test. If you have diabetes, depending on the time of your exam, you might be asked to hold some or all of your dm med. Aspirin is ok but other blood thinners are often held. ...Read more
Blood tests: It is helpful to bring along any recent thyroid function tests, such as a TSH level. Also, any recent x-rays, such as a ct scan utilizing contrast could affect the scan. What has your diet been? This may be helpful, especially if you've been eating lots of seafood. Why are you getting the scan? Any information regarding the clinical question being asked would be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prior mammograms: It is helpful if you can bring any reports or the films from your prior mammograms, breast ultrasounds, or breast MRI scans. If you do not have access to these films/reports, then try to find out the name of the facility where those studies were performed. This helps the radiologist compare your current mammogram with your prior imaging studies, a critical step in seeing any changes over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probably nothing: Your physician ordering the cardioversion should have sent all the information - you should always carry a health summary which lists your current diagnoses, past surgery, medications and allergies. Talk with your doctor about getting something like this to carry with you. ...Read more
None: The examiner should have an order for the test being performed and should not need anything specific from you other than any pertinent history relating to the reason for the test. If you have had organs removed (ovary, uterus, kidney, gall bladder, etc) the sonographer will want to know. ...Read more
What need to ask: You need to know all treatment options available for you- chemo ; surgery; radiation etc. Specifically about chemo- you need to know the name of chemo that you will get, the frequency/schedule, the risk/possible side effects and how to anticipate the problems. The benefits of chemo. Things that you should do and should not do while on chemo-and when the WBC is low. Neutropenic precaution etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Med Allergies: Medical history and surgical history.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tranfusion: I assume you mean transfusion of blood products such as red blood cells, plasma, or platelets. Information that is related to any blood diseases in the family or any unusual reaction to transfusions in the patient or the family are relevant. If you you know the blood type of the patient that is also relevant. ...Read more
Basic: To do the test, no information is needed except height weight and smoking history. It would probably help the treating physician if he had an accurate medical history, specifically of lung and heart disease, exposures, current and past medications, and your insurance information. ...Read more
Original op report.: Hip revision surgery is a relatively uncommon procedure. You will meet with the orthopedic surgeon planning to do the surgery prior to the surgery. He or she will advise you as to what they would like you to bring. The most useful piece of information is a copy of your original operative report. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI : You can speak with your doctor about the results. If you have a specific question, you can post it on HealthTap. Or, you can send a message to me or another radiologist with the report attached. ...Read more
Any suggestions on how to care for a damaged Xhypoid none of my Doctors seem to know what to do I ice it in the evenings will xray show any damages.
I have cervical stenosis and fibromyalgia. With activity my upper chest area aches with severe pain. My thoracic MRI was good. What could cause this?
Coronary arteries ?: 59yo female reports chest pain with exercise. Physicians generally rule out the most worrisome pathology ascribed to symptoms patients report. Before all other considerations, a 59yo women with chest pain upon exercise needs an in-depth evaluation for angina pectoris and coronary artery disease. If a workup is negative, then consult with an Osteopath. These symptoms require expeditious evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Lymphoma Staging: A diagnosis of lymphoma is usually made by obtaining a sample of lymph nodes that is easily accessible by a surgeon. If there is not easilly accessible lymph node to biopsy because of their deeper location, needle aspiration biopsy may be done. Cat (computed axial tomography) scans with or without pet (positron emission tomography) scans rather than MRI are generally used in finding these nodes. ...Read more
Chest MRI shows small pericard effusion (45mm diameter and 8mm thickness).Cardiol. said 99,9% normal,repeat MRI in 6 months.Is normal? Causes? Txs
Possibly: A small amount of fluid around the heart is normal and what you describe may be normal. Many things can cause increased pericardial fluid including infections, autoimmune process like lupis erythematosis, trauma, heart attack, or tumors. The MRI can diagnose some of these causes, but not all. Some lab test may aid in the diagnosis of the cause. ...Read more
Can a chest MRI/ MRA with contrast see any blockages? They where looking at my CHD but I was wondering if it sees arteries as we'll?
MR of coronaries: An MRI/MRA of the chest is to asses global anatomy and large vessels. Coronary vessels are too small to be accurately evaluated by MR, although this is an area of continuing research. Cardiac CT would be the best noninvasive imaging test to evaluate the coronary anatomy, including assessing areas of luminal (phenobarbital) narrowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is this really as rare as my pcp claims? She has me going to a number of different specialists and imaging of all sorts? I have a lot of pain in my back and chest.Mri imaging of the c spine and t spine show lesions in a few places, and images of my chest
There : There are a few conditions that can cause night sweats, back pain, and multiple MRI lesions. None of them are particularly happy. Have you been tested for TB or other mycobacteria? Pott's disease can present this way and, because it is rare in this country, can be overlooked. Other possibilities are lymphoma and multiple myeloma. Ewing's sarcoma can mimic infection, but is usually more localized. If all of these have been ruled out, then it is something even more rare, such as some of the myelodysplastic disorders (where the bone marrow doesn't make the right blood cells). While it is frustrating to have a diagnosis take months, there are a lot of risks involved and making the right diagnosis is essential for the proper treatment. If you treat an infection with chemotherapy or cancer with antibiotics, the problem will only get worse. Best of luck! ...Read more
It depends: Chest ct is more commonly used to evaluate the lungs, blood vessels, bones, and soft tissues. Chest mri, which takes longer to perform, is typically reserved for evaluation of diseases of the blood vessels (aorta, etc.), the heart, or masses that need to be further characterized. Chest ct is better at evaluating the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noninvasive exam: A chest ct is very quick. You are passed through a doughnut shaped machine. They may give you a fluid (contrast dye) through a vein but many chest ct exams are done without dye. Mri takes more time and the machine is tube like in nature. They may also give you a fluid into the vein. Both are not painful without any recovery. Can be done in hospital or radiology practice office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes pain in upper left abd under ribs, in center upper and burning in chest? Mri was nor. Hurts after eating. Help!
GERD: It sounds as though you might be suffering from gastro-esophageal reflux, or GERD. GERD causes burning and pain in the center of the chest due to acid from the stomach rising into the esophagus. There are many underlying factors that contribute to this. I suggest an over the counter acid blocker (Tums (calcium carbonate) or Prilosec) for a 2 week period. If your condition persists, you should go back to your doctor. ...Read more
I have been having ribs pain for last 6 months.I had all tests like chest mri, bone scan, xray, blood work and every thing came out normal.Is dis costo?
Anterior rib pain: Pain or tenderness to palpation usually anteriorly, affect multiple ribs usually 5th to 7th, worsened with coughing, deep breathing, or physical activity .Costochondritis may be treated with physical therapy or with nonsteroidal medication .The symptoms are usually self limited. Severe form with pain and swelling named tietze syndrome. Many other causes of chest pain can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a productive cough since September and have seen my primary 4 times and and am following up with a chest MRI. In the mean time, my mouth seems to be producing excessive salvia which I personally feel is causing the phlegm. As I was coughing at th
I have Elevated ACE (117), CRP, ESR, and LDL (133), Clear brain MRI and Clear Chest MRI. They are stumped but I am worried that something is wrong?
I have a ferritin lvl 635 but my iron is normal. Very slight increase in liver enzymes. HEP neg, have MS, some numbness in arms/face/chest. MRI same.
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