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MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. It is a particularly useful scan for neurology, cardiology and oncology patients. Questions on how they work, their development and uses can go in this category.

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'What does it mean when the MRI comes back with C5-C6 and C6-C7 disc osteophytic complex with some narrowing of the left lateral recesses at these two levels?

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From what I see in your question, you're talking about the bones in your neck called cervical bones. For the #'s you gave, it would mean there's narrowing or lack of a gap between cervical #5 thru cervical #7. (5-6-7) That's most of the way up from the base of the neck on the backside. Narrowing of spaces where there's usually gaps is caused by wear & tear and aging usually and when the cushions between the bones are shrinking from wearing down or the aging process the consequence is narrowing. In this case on the left sides of C5 thru C7.

Can I have a MRI with Stryker Xia III implants?

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yes! but it is MR conditional!! But not immediatly after the operation

Why MRI cause headache?

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I've heard that low frequencies can cause headaches. MRI's use low frequency in the process. It is possible this is the cause. I really do not know the answer. What I can say with absolute certainty is that following my MRI 2 days ago, I've had the WORST headache I've ever had in my life. I can finally understand what people with migraine must experience. UGH!! If you suffer from a headache following an MRI you are NOT crazy and you are NOT alone!!!

What does STIR mean in an MRI?

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What the average cost of an MRI of the lumbar spine?

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I recently had a lumbar spine MRI with and without contrast. My insurance company was charged $4,307 plus an additional $700+ for the radiologist's fee. When I saw the bill, I laughed thinking there must have been a mistake. Nevertheless, the insurance company actually approved $2,500 of the charges. I've had several other MRIs in the past which cost anywhere from $500 to $1750, including the radiologist's report. Since receiving the bill, I called some local imaging clinics whose charges range from $500 to $600 for a cash-pay lumbar spine MRI with and without contrast including the films and the radiologist's report.

My conclusion is there is no such thing as an 'average cost' for a lumbar spine MRI. The cost is whatever the clinic wants to charge. Unfortunately, the doctor who orders the MRI usually sends you to the MRI clinic associated with his practice and he has no idea of the cost. And the patient usually trusts the doctor and doesn't bother asking the price ahead of time or shopping around. That was what happened in my case, and now I know why insurance premiums are so high. The moral: always shop around...

What does degenerative mean in a mri scan report?

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Degenerative in medical terms means breakdown related to wear and tear.

What type of hardware can be used in cabinets for an MRI room?

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Depending on how far they are from the scanner and the field strength, anything can be used. You generally don't want to use magnetic substances, because they can be pulled into the magnet and introduce large artifacts, but I've personally used steel screws in items used in the bore itself that could be dealt with because of the receive coil being used.

Any metal items can produce artifacts, however, if they are too close, so if you can stick with plastic, by all means do so (think sliding doors on plastic tracks rather than metal hinges and handles, or open faced shelves).

Which is more useful mri or eeg?

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An EEG is for measuring the electrical activity of the brain and how it responds to stimuli. An MRI scan is more like an x-ray. It is for examining the physical structure of parts of the body. There is no saying which is more correct as they are measuring different things.

How do you become an mri repairman?

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Obtain a degree...Preferably a 4 year degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology, or BMET. Start out as a Biomed in a hospital working on basic medical instruments. Keep an eye out for an MRI posting, and apply. The Hospital will send you to OEM training. If the Hospital isn't your first choice, just go with an OEM such as Siemens or GE. They accept summer interns, if you are lucky you may get hired. I have been working for a hospital for 4 years.

What is hyperintensity on MRI?

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does hyperintense means herniation dcis

What does it mean on MRI Heterogeneous increased T2 signal intensity seen at the C7 level of the cervical cord is likely artifactual as corresponding signal abnormality not confirmed on sagittal T2?

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It means that initially the radiologist saw a lesion at the spinal cord (at the last cervical vertebrae - C7), but when he looked to confirm it from another plane, it was not there so he concluded that it was an artifact. MRI artifacts are shadows, lesions, lines that appear on images but they don't have anatomical correspondence. Most of the are cause by blood flow, spinal fluid flow, patient movement, hardware problems, and many other reasons.

Do you need a prescription for an mri - michigan?

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is a prescription reguired by law in Florida for a mri exam

Are you naked in a MRI scan?

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no you get one of those hospital dress things

What does MRI stand for MRI scanners?

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

What is the difference between an MRI and a EEG?

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Both measure electrical activity -- the ECG in the heart and the EEG in the brain.
An EEG is an electroencephalogram and an ECG also known as an EKG is an electrocardiogram. An EEG records brainwave/electrical activity. An ECG records the electrical activity that the heart produces.

Can you have an mri on your knee with rods in your back?

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I have metal rods alongside my spine and have had several MRI's. It caused me to feel tingly where my rods are, and have some static electricity with my hair. The only issues were those above, and itchiness. They will weigh the risk of doing it with the risk of not.