What is an MRI with and without contrast of the brain for
An MRI can show tissue damage or disease, such as infection, inflammation or a tumor when a scan is done of the head. In some cases, a contrast material may be used during the MRI to show pictures of structures more clearly. ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-is-an-mri-with-and-without-contrast-of-the-brain-for ]
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- If your question is ‘What does with or without contrast mean?’ – Simple: Without contrast is a straight resonant view of the brain/head structurally and without further modification – with contrast is a view of the same area after injecting…
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- Hey! Im 16, female and ive been having symptoms just like you. My mri was done without contrast to and it came back normal, and have been referred to a neurolagist also. But got to wait till 9th of january which sucks “/ Im worried to …
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- Q: How likely is it for an MRI of the brain without contrast show everything is normal, but an MRI with contrast shows something abnormal? What is the difference between a CT scan, an MRI, and an MRI with contrast? I need knowledgeable answers, please and thank you.
- A: CT uses radiation while an MRI uses a magnet. You get way more detail through an MRI. The contrast dye tends to stick to active areas of inflammation etc.I’m not sure about the percentage of normal without abnormal with but to me that says that you don’t have a lot of scarring from the past but that you have a lot of ‘active’ areas that are being impacted right at the moment.I’m in limbo atm waiting for a diagnosis of a lot of neurological problems. Hugs and hang in there!
- What does my Radiologist Report for my Brain MRI mean (with and without contrast)?
- Q: This is from the Radiologist report from an MRI of the brain. My appointment isn’t for another month. Need an expert’s help. Let me know if you have any questions:FINDINGS: Multiple punctuate areas of white matter (WM) disease with subcortical predominance are seen. Superiorly in the frontal WM, multiple punctate lesions (MPL) are seen. These are small and too numerous to count. In the left subcortical WM just above the sylvian fissure, there are three lesions which are dominant as well as scattered MPL. In the right perisylvian WM, MPL anteriorly are too numerous to count and there is a dominant lesion in the inferior frontal lobe just above the sylvian fissure. There is a left periatrial lesion which is dominant and another subcortical left temporal lesion also appears slightly prominent.The study was done with contrast and showed that these lesions do not enhance.There is a prominent Virchow-Robin space in the inferior righttemporal near the uncus.
- A: If your question is ‘What does with or without contrast mean?’ – Simple: Without contrast is a straight resonant view of the brain/head structurally and without further modification – with contrast is a view of the same area after injecting a ‘contrast media’ or chemically detectable (radiopaque) dye through an IV line – a substance that is not penetrable by the MRI energy and shows up as ‘contrasting’ with the image of the structures viewed. If you’re seeking an expert opinion pertaining to the diagnosis and radiologists impression – I doubt any ‘professional’ worth their lamb-skin would tackle this one for you, unfortunately. I would suggest independent research to formulate an array of questions for your neurologist, however, as there are many considerations regarding what you’ve written above and they will need to be sorted out.
- Brain MRI – will the radiologist know if I screwed it up?
- Q: I had an MRI the other day of my head. I was very nervous/claustropobic. When they pulled me out to inject the dye, I mistakenly thought that I would be able to get up and out for a bit so I started to move and they freaked out. I didn’t know I had to stay put. If I moved too much will the radiologist be able to tell? Will it cause them to make a mis diagnosis?In a worst case scenario – if I did move in between the with and without contrast MRI’s what happens? Why do they need you in the same posistion for both of them?And what about if you move when the MRI is going on. I swallowed a few times – I tried to wait until “things got quiet” to swallow or blink but it didn’t always happen. Help I am really nervous! Also, I confrimed that my doctor has the results but they wouldn’t tell me over the phone. The nurse said they would call me if anything serious happend… but why not just tell me I am ok on the phone
- A: No worries.If your movement effected the test in any way, they would have repositioned you at the time.Hope it all turns out well for you,~M~