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What type of doctor can order an upper extremity joint MRI without dye?

What type of doctor can order an upper extremity joint MRI without dye?

Any doctor: Mri could be order by any md, do. I think usually order by orthopedic surgeon if he or she suspect some problem he could see vey well on the regular x-ray. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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 type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

What type of doctor can order a lower extremity joint mri?

Various: Evaluation of a joint is done to look for ligament and bony disruption in the case of unexplained pain, ongoing disease (like arthritis) or trauma. A joint MRI can be ordered by your family doctor, an er doctor, an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist. It is performed by a radiologist who will evaluate the results. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a thoracic spine MRI with dye?

What type of doctor can order a thoracic spine MRI with dye?

Any: Any type of doctor can order this type of mri, however if there is a back problem it would be best to be seen by a doctor with experience in this condition (neurologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, physiatrist, some internists or family medicine doctors, etc) to make sure that this is the correct test. ...Read more

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What kind of complications might happen from an upper extremity joint MRI with dye?

What kind of complications might happen from  an upper extremity joint MRI with dye?

Many: There are many complications for this, mostly related to the injection of contrast. Fortunately, the number of complications is small, and pre-screening for risk factors is helpful. You can get infection at the injection site, deep vein thrombosis, embolism, septicemia and more. You can have an allergic reaction to the contrast, from mild to very severe and death, or have kidney damage. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an abdominal pelvic CT scan without dye?

What type of doctor can order an abdominal pelvic CT scan without dye?

Ct scan: Mostly the general surgeons and ob/gyn will order this type of ct scan.Also pcp can do this as well if they suspect any abdominal or pelvic pathology. ...Read more

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Is the upper extremity joint MRI without dye a risky thing to do?

Is the upper extremity joint MRI without dye a risky thing to do?

Not at all: There is almost no risk for an MRI without dye. The biggest risk would be if you brought something magnetic into the area of the machine - it could be damaged or moved, causing harm. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

What type of doctor can order an endoscopic ultrasound?

Usually specialists: Endoscopic ultrasound (i.e. Eus) is performed by gastroenterologists who are specifically trained in this relatively new technique. The test is usually ordered by gastroenterologists, surgeons, and oncologists (cancer doctors), to check for tumors within and adjacent to the walls of the esophagus, stomach, and bowel. ...Read more

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Can having a MRI w/contrast on the thoracic spine can determine whether or not i need facet injections?

Can having a MRI w/contrast on the thoracic spine can determine whether or not i need facet injections?

Yes and No: If there is evidence of facet abnormalities, then yes. Often most of us get some level of facet degeneration as we get older and those of us more active can face more degeneration, however that does not mean we need to treat these issues. Sometimes consideration of facet injection/treatments is based on pain in the area and diagnostic test block of the nerve associated with that joint. ...Read more

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Want to see a shoulder specialist for shoulder pain when there's exertion. What type of diagnostic test will be required? X ray, ultrasound, MRI?

Want to see a shoulder specialist for shoulder pain when there's exertion. What type of diagnostic test will be required? X ray, ultrasound, MRI?

Any of those: tests could be indicated depending on the shoulder specialist's evaluation. Most likely an xray will be performed, and possibly MRI. Ultrasound not typically performed for shoulder symptoms, but occasionally may be useful. ...Read more

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What is internal derangement of the knee? Should an MRI be done to diagnose further?

What is internal derangement of the knee? Should an MRI be done to diagnose further?

Instability: of the supporting ligaments and cartilages of the knee joint.; Yes: MRI is te gold standard to diagnose tese issues. ...Read more

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What type of doctor can order a compartment pressure measurement? Orthopedic doctor can do it?

What type of doctor can order a compartment pressure measurement? Orthopedic doctor can do it?

Compartment syndrome: Measuring compartment pressure requires inserting a needle into a muscle compartment, and is usually performed by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Costochondral separation. Can it be diagnosed without an mri, and by what kind of doctor, an orthopedic?

Costochondral separation.    Can it be diagnosed without an mri, and by what kind of doctor, an orthopedic?

Yes: Clinical exam still is useful especially by an orthopedic surgeon. Mr is used to confirm suspicion but not necessary. ...Read more

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What type of radiographic tests would you do to diagnose a radiolucency (seen in opg) in the body of the mandible?

What type of radiographic tests would you do to diagnose a radiolucency (seen in opg) in the body of the mandible?

Cone Beam CT: CBCT reduces false diagnosis and is rapidly replacing other radiographic techniques like panoramic view. ...Read more

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What is the best machine (x-ray, CT scan or mri) to see/identify arthritis? More specifically for hip and back arthritis. Thank you :)

What is the best machine (x-ray, CT scan or mri) to see/identify arthritis? More specifically for hip and back arthritis. Thank you :)

X-ray often good: Each imaging modality has its own strengths and weaknesses. Usually will start with a regular x-ray..Since it may answer the question, is fast, easy and less expensive. If it does not answer the question, a ct or MRI may be needed. The MRI would be the best to see if there is nerve root impingement, and is best for looking at the discs. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more