answersLogoWhite

0

  • Ultrasounds
  • Medical Terminology
  • MRI
  • Medical Definitions and Word Differences

What is clinical correlation requested after an MRI?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2012-09-12 18:33:34

Best Answer
Copy

When interpreting an imaging study (xray, CT, ultrasound, or MRI, among others), sometimes a particular finding can mean different things in different clinical situations. When a radiologist comes across a finding which may mean multiple things, a radiologist says "please correlate with clinical findings" or "clinical correlation requested" to indicate the finding may mean several things in different circumstances.

For example, on a chest Xray there may be some opacities in a lung field. That, combined with the clinical information that the patient has a high fever, with yellow sputum, high white blood cell count, and is a young woman without other medical problems--then the leading suspicion is that it is an infection, likely pneumonia. On the other hand, if the clinical information is that the patient has just had minor surgery, no fever, has some shallow breaths, then it's more likely that the opacities can be due to atelectasis.

2012-09-12 18:33:34
This answer is:
πŸ€“
🀯
πŸ€”
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: What is clinical correlation requested after an MRI?
Write your answer...
Submit

Related Questions

After a mri of the spine cervical what does clinical correlation mean?

After mri,on lower spine what does clinical correlation mean


What is clinical correlation vocal cord paralysis?

Clinical correlation of vocal cord paralysis means comparing the imaging report to the clinical picture (e.g. the history and physical by the clinician who examined the patient.)


What does clinical correlation requested mean?

It usually means that something notable was found on diagnostic imaging, but it may not be meaningful for the patient. For example, the majority people over 40 have changes on spinal MRI, but these don't actually cause discomfort or disease. "Clinical correlation" means checking the history and physical to see if the notable finding has any meaning in the patient's life."Clinical correlation" is taking the diagnostic study, for example an x-ray, and considering it in light of the whole patient picture, including history and exam, as well as other testing, in order to come up with a diagnosis or list of possibilities.When interpreting a biopsy, or an imaging study (xray, CT, ultrasound, or MRI, among others), sometimes a particular finding can mean different things in different clinical situations. When a lab technician or radiologist comes across a finding which may mean multiple things, they say "please correlate with clinical findings" or "clinical correlation requested" or "clinical correlation essential" to indicate that the finding may mean several things, in different circumstances. For an eg: in a biopsy it may say Acantholysis, Dyskeratosis, and Spongiosis consistent with Grovers Disease. But these three results can be found in many other skin conditions, especially bullous (blistering) conditions.In medicine, "clinical findings" are observable signs of a particular condition or disease, along with symptoms as reported by the patient. A test, as explained above, is "correlated" or "compared to" or "compared with" the observable signs and reported symptoms before a final diagnosis is made. Clinical findings can be made any time a physician examines and interviews a patient; most often, this occurs in a doctor's office or while a patient is in the hospital.It means that the tests must be correlated (compared with) the observable signs and reported symptoms before a final diagnosis is made.clinical correlation is suggestedWhen interpreting an imaging study (xray, CT, ultrasound, or MRI, among others), sometimes a particular finding can mean different things in different clinical situations. When a radiologist comes across a finding which may mean multiple things, a radiologist says "please correlate with clinical findings" or "clinical correlation requested" to indicate the finding may mean several things in different circumstances.For example, on a chest Xray there may be some opacities in a lung field. That, combined with the clinical information that the patient has a high fever, with yellow sputum, high white blood cell count, and is a young woman without other medical problems--then the leading suspicion is that it is an infection, likely pneumonia. On the other hand, if the clinical information is that the patient has just had minor surgery, no fever, has some shallow breaths, then it's more likely that the opacities can be due to atelectasis.


Will you need surgery at C6-C7 there is a central to left central to foraminal herniation that causes central left central canal and left neuroforaminal stenosis?

Need of surgery or indication for surgery at C6-C7 depends on clinical features rather than on MRI findings. If you have no pain or no neurological deficits there is no need of surgery. If there is a correlation between clinical features and MRI findings then there is an indication for surgery to remove your suffering.


What is delineation of clinical privileges?

Delineation of privileges refers to the process by which clinical privileges are requested, recommended, and granted.


What color tube used for Activated clotting time with the clinical correlation heparin therapy?

sky blue.


Is there a correlation between Zodiac signs and Serial killers?

I posted a site with the information you requested in the retaled links box below.


What is clinical correlation of vascular congestion?

Clinical correlation of vascular congestion means that a buildup in the vessels was seen on the diagnostic imaging study, and the radiologist interpreting the study wants your health care provider to see if that has anything to do with your symptoms, since only s/he has the benefit of your full history and exam.


What has the author Herman T Blumenthal written?

Herman T. Blumenthal has written: 'Pancreatitis; a clinical-pathologic correlation'


What are the two noninvasive diagnostic procedures commonly used in the clinical setting?

Xray MRI CT Scan PET Scan


How can I get mri tech certification ?

MRI certificate programs include extensive hands-on training in a variety of clinical settings. Newly hired technicians complete a period of on-the-job training during which they shadow an experienced mentor.


What is clinical correlation requested after an EEG?

It means that the person interpreting the EEG does not have the benefit of hearing your symptoms and the results of your physical exam, and he's asking the ordering clinician to put the EEG results together with the clinical picture.The EEG showed something unexpected, but the person looking at the EEG tracing doesn't know if it actually represents a problem or not. The treating health care provider needs to consider the clinical picture (history, physical exam, other testing) in conjunction with the EEG to find out if the finding is meaningful for the patient's life and care.


What is a paracentral disc bulge?

what is 1 mild bilateral foraminal stenosis 2 Clinical correlation 3 moderate to severe bilateral


Is contrast always used for MRI of spine?

No, usually contrast agents are not used for MRI of the spine. The most frequent pathology when an spine MRI is requested si discal hernia (lombosciatic, disc protrusion). Then another pathology is searched and/or discovered (tumors, bone lesions), than contrast agent is required for a correct diagnosis.


Clinical correlation is suggested for the 6mm thickness of endometrium?

If you're post-menopausal, a 6mm thickness of endometrium is abnormal. If you're a young woman still menstruating, it's normal. Clinical correlation means that the health care provider who ordered the ultrasound has to take into account whether the finding is meaningful for that particular patient, given the patient's history and physical exam.


What is clinical correlation requested for carpal tunnel syndrome?

This is usually requested from the doctor who has performed the nerve conduction tests or some other kind of test...and he is not necessarily going to give you a complete exam or take your complete history. He is there just to do the test..so he is saying that the referring doctor needs to basically put it all together..medical history, causes, examination, how you presented clinically signs symptoms etc...all these things put together to make the final diagnosis.


What should i do inveigate further after an mri .clincial correlation?

there is a volume loss involving the inferior aspect of both cerebellar hemisphers with associated prominence of the cistema magna and mild dilation of the fourth ventricle and outlrt foramina uncertin etiology this appearance is not typical of cerebellar degenerative disorder or volume loss related to alchol or seizure medications could reflect chronoc ischemarelated to verebrobasilarinsuffiency partial empty sella asymmetric cerebellar volume loss clinical correlation is suggested


Do you say an MRI or a MRI?

an MRI


Auto correlation and cross correlation?

Auto correlation is the correlation of one signal with itself. Cross correlation is the correlation of one signal with a different signal.


Require surgery but mri showed nothing should surgery be done?

Depend on what the clinical signs/symptoms are and what condition we are discussing (tonsils removed or heart surgery?).


What is a correlation where both sets of data values increase or decrease together?

Positive correlation.Positive correlation.Positive correlation.Positive correlation.


What is clinical correlation of normal cervical lordosis?

Normal cervical lordosis is lordosis very important by that position can be change and it's working disturbed.and it shift in chronic condition.


What are three types of correlations?

positive correlation-negative correlation and no correlation


Is 0.5 the strongest correlation coefficient?

No. The strongest correlation coefficient is +1 (positive correlation) and -1 (negative correlation).


What is the maximum and minimum value of the correlation coefficient?

The correlation can be anything between +1 (strong positive correlation), passing through zero (no correlation), to -1 (strong negative correlation).