How do they do a neck mri?

You lie on your back. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire to determine that there is no metal inside your body. You will be asked to remove all jewelry, metal and empty your pockets. You will then enter the scanning room, lie flat on your back, and be moved into the scanner aperture. You will need to stay very still for the next 20 minutes. Then it's over!
See below. I agree with the above answer. I would also added that if you are claustrophobic, antianxiety medications may be provided to help; you may need a ride home. To evaluate the neck, a fitting metal cage (called a coil) will be placed around the neck. Depending on the pathology to be evaluated, you may or may not request intravenous contrast/dye injection which may require a small IV line placement.

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What will a neck MRI soft tissue show you?

Many things. Mri of the neck is performed without or with intravenous contrast and allows us to evaluate the muscles, soft tissues, bones, glands (parotid, submandibular), blood vessels, lymph nodes, airway, and any masses/cysts present. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: neck mri?

Cervical region. A neck MRI will be done with the cervical spine being imaged. This will concentrate on the bones, nerves, discs and joints of the cervical spine. Due to the close proximity other soft tissues will be imaged including parts of the brain or organs like the thyroid. But it is not being dedicated to be looking at these other organs. Read more...
Cervical spine. A neck MRI generally involves scanning the base of the brain to the upper thoracic spine. It will be inclusive of all seven cervical vertebra. Read more...

I was told I need a neck MRI to look at the spine. What could be wrong my my neck?

MRI of the neck used. To see the soft tissues in the neck, disc spinal cord and the bones, usually they are looking for disc problem. Read more...

Is contrast absolutely necessary during soft tissue neck MRI for evaluation of mass? I had very unpleasant scary symptoms last time I had contrast.

Tell the MRI folks! I tend to defer to the radiologists to tell me the best technique or study needed to find what i'm looking for. But if contrast is needed, be sure to tell te MRI techs and doctor what you experienced before. If you had an allergic reaction, they will want to be prepared - and possibly medicate you in advance to keep you safe. Read more...

What is a head and neck MRI used for?

2 study each. They r 2 separate studies. 1=neck&1=head. Just a plain mr of each with no contrast, shows the shape & condition of the bones and soft tissues of each. Use in trauma, head aches, seizure disorders, tumors and other head related symptoms. The neck 4 trauma, pain, arm pain and more. Read more...

What details can you get from head and neck mri?

Both have there own. Advantages, the MRI of the head show the brain a, and neck MRI show the of the cord , nerves, disc and vertebra. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: head and neck mri?

MRI IMAGES OF HEAD/N. It is magnetic resonance i maging of anatomocal structures of head and neck.It defines the the structures from brain to spinal chord, sinuses and facial bones to diagnose various conditions or to rule them out with normal imaging. Read more...
MRI of head and neck. An MRI performed of the head and neck. Read more...