How long does the cervical spine MRI with dye take?

C-spine MRI duration. Count on at least an hour or two for preparation for the study and time to do the study without and then with contrast. Add more time if you move during the study, for that will produce suboptimal (unreadable) images. If you suffer from claustrophobia, the doc can prescribe med for anxiety to relax you during the study.
30-60minutes. About averagei ve had two they dont hurt the MRI tunnel is tight if you dont like tightspaces ask for some sedation and close your eyes listen to the music take deep nreaths it is overbefore you know it and wewill have gret pictures to make treatment desicions with. God luck mo worries.

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the cervical spine MRI with dye?

Depends. The dye used for MRI should not affect your ability to drive. If you require sedation to tolerate the MRI you should have someone drive you home. Read more...

Does it hurt to get a cervical spine MRI without dye done?

MRI pain? Generally mri's are without pain except for a possible IV for administering contrast (usually needed for best study). However, lying completely still for several minutes may exacerbate your neck pain. Techs will do their best to make you comfortable. Read more...

I had a brain and cervical spine mri. There is a long standing focus on the left cordate head, present since my 2006 mri. Probably ischemic.?

If no change/no worr. If what was seen on MRI in 2006 is unchanged and there is no other image and clinically you have no symptoms, you should not worry but do consult with your doctor who ordered the MRI about the significance of the image. Read more...

Can my cervical spine MRI without contrast show a pinched nerve?

Absolutely. While not all mris are of the same quality, in general they are used to determine if there is a pinched or compressed nerve or spinal cord in the cervical spine. Constrast is used only in special circumstances. Read more...

Would a cervical spine MRI show a circulation problein the neck if you had one?

MRI. A typical MRI of cervical spine does not show the circulation. That type is called in mra. Even if MRI is done with contrast, you cannot see the circulation system. Read more...
Neck vessels. A carotid ultrasound is the standard method of evaluating the cervical circulation. An MRI of cervical spine may show abnormal distortions of the vessels, but blockages in the carotid arteries may not be reliably detected. Read more...

Is an IV contrast die needed for a brain and cervical spine MRI?

Depends on problem. Much can be learned from MRI without contrast but if a vascular anomaly or tumor is suspected the IV dye helps to show the extent of the lesion and it's location in areas that are not well delineated without the dye. If your doctor recommended it, you should go ahead and have the dye injected. Avoid it if you are allergic to the dye. Read more...