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Will An Mri Show Arthritis
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
Varies: An MRI is a structural test and show structural changes that can occur in advanced inflammatory arthritis that has structural changes such as cartilage loss, it can also show an inflammatory pannus as well. These findings can be seen in a study without contrast. Contrast can be used in specific cases when more information is needed. Inflammatory arthritis is often first diagnosed with bloodwork ...Read more
More function: Mri is more anatomic in detecting configuration of soft tissues and extent of disease. Sometimes not able to entirely differentiate infection from tumor or infarction of bone. Gallium may be used sometimes to detect infection. However not specific accumulating in infection, some tumors, and inflammatory conditions. Nuclear tagged white blood cells are usually more specific for infection. ...Read more
Second opinion: Is a good idea. An MRI can be submitted to http://conciergeradiologist.Com in the next few weeks for reevaluation. One picture is not enough - the whole study will need to be sent, but fortunately that's easy. This would be the best way to answer your question, since the extent of an si joint injury can range from subtle to blatant depending on how it was injured in the first place. ...Read more
Dr said need more Xray or MRI to investigate hip impingement. If had an MRI does this make the X-ray pointless? IE: Doesn't an MRI show more than XR?
Need both: Both additional X-rays and an MRI with arthrogram are needed to work up hip impingement. The MRI looks at the hip labrum (cartilage) and rules out a vascular necrosis. It can spot subtle arthritis. The X-rays and possible CT scan help understand the bone shapes particular to impingement. These are needed to guide treatment. ...Read more
Yes, but EMG is betr: It is wise to see a hand specialist or Sports medicine doctor to figure out what your diagnosis is. A MRI can provide alot of soft tissue and nerve information. However, EMGs are the most objective tests to provide data about nerves and their function. Be prepared to explain your symptoms to your physician and any relationship to repetitive trauma via work or hobbies or computer use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Herniated Disc: Yes, an MRI should still show a herniated disc even after anti-inflammatories have been used. The drugs should help reduce swelling, but a herniated disc is a physical bulge from the disc pushing into the vertebral canal causing pressure on one or more nerve roots. No drugs can change that, even if they make the perceived pain less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri: can not see bursa on xray exam ...Read more
Yes: A self-limited syndrome of encephalopathy, branch retinal occlusion and hearing loss. Mri findings include multifocal cerebral white matter lesions>lesions affecting the basal ganglia and thalamus(cortical nuclei that relay information). The corpus callosum is always involved. A large white matter fiber tract that relays information from one side of the brain to the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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