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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?

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 more

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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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What information do I have to bring along to do the chest MRI without dye?

What information do I have to bring along to do the chest MRI without dye?

The reason: It's being done. If you are claustrophobic, your doctor may give you something to keep you from flipping out during the test. ...Read more

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Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the chest MRI without dye?

Will I get any medicine for pain when I go for the chest MRI without dye?

It won't be painful: Mri can be difficult for patients with claustrophobia, but the procedure generally isn't painful. ...Read more

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What details can chest MRI show if you're looking for lymphoma?

What details can chest MRI show if you're looking for lymphoma?

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

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Will a chest MRI show the thymus in an adult, or is it all gone by then?

Will a chest MRI show the thymus in an adult, or is it all gone by then?

Possibly: The thymus is usually not visible in adults. However, if there is thymus tissue, the MRI should be able to demonstrate it or any mass in the same space. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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 more

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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