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X Ray Vs Mri For Knee Pain
Magnetic resonance imaging named for the effects of the strong magnetic field upon the atomic and molecular phase or spin and the image created when that magnetic field is altered and the excited particle changes gibing off a signal that is recorded and interpreted by a complex computer algorithm, ...Read more
Mri: can not see bursa on xray exam ...Read more
Knee mri showed torn meniscus and bone spurs. Now dr wants bone scan.is that scan needed after mri. What would bone scan show that isn't on mri??
Sudden onset pain MTP joint. Xray showed bipartite sesamoid, no fracture. MRI identified only reactive marrow oedema, what are my treatment options?
This is a difficult : Thing to treat. You can try custom orthotics with a built in dancers pad. If you work out or excercise you will have to stop for an extended time period. The sesamoid bone is small and the blood supply very tenuous so you need to be very cautious. Other options include crutch walking for a couple or weeks or wearing a stiff sole shoe so you don't propulse at the mpj allowing rest of the joint. ...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
8years ago I did ct scan for head
5years Xray for kidney
2months panoramic Xray for teeth
2week Xray of spine
2days mri of spine
Can this cause cancer?
No: All x-ray exposure is cumulative, but doses are minimized as much as possible. your Panoramic x-ray, for example, is less radiation than you would receive spending a day in the mountains, or two on the beach. If you are concerned, schedule an appointment with your General Physician for evaluation. ...Read more
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?
XRAY: Xray is usually sufficient.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could an ortho consultant surgeon know from x rays or CT if patient with a fracture had osteoporosis?
Yes: The x ray could show significant demineralization that could lead the radiologist or orthopedic surgeon to suggest osteoporosis . However confirmatory bone mineral density scan with a t score of less than -2.5 per who standard is required to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ER last night, Dr. dx: Right Knee sprain. x-ray, ok, exam and his stretching very painful, does x-ray show torn ligaments, should MRI be done?
MRI vs CT: A ct myelogram (where contrast is injected to highlight discs, nerves, etc) is comparable to a back mri. Orthopedic surgeons & neurologists have their preference. Both will do a thorough exam before recommending an imaging study. Conservative treatment with analgesics, muscle relaxers, physical therapy may be enough at first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri, xray (fall) negative scaphoid fracture. Still severe pain. No diagnoses. Could surgery help with diagnoses?
Can physio work for scaphoid ligament injury over a year old. Nothing showed on X-ray but MRI showed gap widening. Also wrist clunks on movement?
Prob. not: Scapholunate ligament injuries are fairly common and quite often late diagnosed.Physical therapy can help strengthen muscles in the hand but will not cause the ligament to 'heal itself'.If u r having pain in the center of your wrist and it causes painful 'clunking' w/motion for more than a year i would suggest seeing an ors w/ interest in hand injuries and think about having sl repair.Gl! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not unusual: An MRI arthrogram is preformed usually injecting gadolinium and iodinated contrast. One could have allergy reaction to either. Pain after this study is rarely sever. Talk to doctor who did the study. Infection or blood in the joint could produce pain. Rather than taking a pain med do not overlook the possibility of an adverse reaction. If clear for adverse reaction any mild pain medicate is ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI of hips show osteoarthritis, joint effusion, gluteal tendonipathy (all bi-lateral) and free pelvic fluid. Is there treatment for this?
Multiple findings: These multiple findings would be best explained and treated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Double knee repl. 2010 for no reson left shin knee swelling lots of pain left shin x ray show nothing wrong at gp knee dr another town retired. Any id?
Hx back pain, had lumbar and SI joint xray. Results said lytic or sclerotic process on SI joint xray. And minimal curve at L4.What does this mean?
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