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I need a MRI of my l-spine but i'm almost a month pregnant can I still get it or not if not what's my other options?

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Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology
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To learn more about MRI scans and pregnancy, please check out: http://www.
Conciergeradiologist.Com/mri-safety.Html you can see an MRI image of a pregnancy here, but of a much later stage fetus than first trimester: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/how-does-mri-work.Html.

In brief: Read more about it

To learn more about MRI scans and pregnancy, please check out: http://www.
Conciergeradiologist.Com/mri-safety.Html you can see an MRI image of a pregnancy here, but of a much later stage fetus than first trimester: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/how-does-mri-work.Html.
Dr. Kamran Janjua
Dr. Kamran Janjua
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Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Why do you need it?

Per safety committee of the society for MRI & what i tell my patients-"mri may be used in pregnant women if other nonionizing forms of diagnostic imaging are inadequate or if the examination provides important information that would otherwise require exposure to ionizing radiation.
..To date there has been no indication that the use of clinical MRI during pregnancy has produced deleterious effects".

In brief: Why do you need it?

Per safety committee of the society for MRI & what i tell my patients-"mri may be used in pregnant women if other nonionizing forms of diagnostic imaging are inadequate or if the examination provides important information that would otherwise require exposure to ionizing radiation.
..To date there has been no indication that the use of clinical MRI during pregnancy has produced deleterious effects".
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
Dr. Michael Ginsburg
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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Why?

You are pregnant.
There is no treatment that will be rendered other than some pt, and ob-safe meds right now. An MRI is basically useless at this time. Why risk it? After baby's development in the first trimester is completed, then there is less risk to all. If symptoms warrant or if danger to mom is present, then whatever is necessary at that time. Spine surgery ok 3rd tri if symptoms severe.

In brief: Why?

You are pregnant.
There is no treatment that will be rendered other than some pt, and ob-safe meds right now. An MRI is basically useless at this time. Why risk it? After baby's development in the first trimester is completed, then there is less risk to all. If symptoms warrant or if danger to mom is present, then whatever is necessary at that time. Spine surgery ok 3rd tri if symptoms severe.
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology

In brief: Avoid

Unless absolutely medically necessary, i wiuld avoid all medically invasive interventions, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy.

In brief: Avoid

Unless absolutely medically necessary, i wiuld avoid all medically invasive interventions, especially in the first trimester of pregnancy.
Dr. David Sherer
Dr. David Sherer
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