Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Definition of Magnetic Resonance Imaging:

A technique used in diagnosis that combines radio waves and magnetic forces to produce detailed images of the internal structures of the body.

Also: MRI

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Adenomyosis

...the condition
“...Diagnostic tools include an abdominal X-ray that is taken after ingestion of contrast (a dyelike material that is visible on X-ray); MRI with contrast medium that can often distinguish adenomyosis from fibroids (although its cost precludes its routine use); and a transvaginal ultrasound, which can provide an accurate diagnosis but,...”

Aneurysm / Rupture

...the condition
“...Brain aneurysms can be detected by imaging tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed axial tomography (CAT scans) and angiograms...”
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Angiostrongyliasis

...the condition
“...Brain lesions, with invasion of both gray and white matter, can be seen on a CT scan or MRI...”

Brain Tumor

...the condition
“...It is sometimes hard to know whether a CT Scan or MRI should be done if someone exhibits some of the symptoms and signs of brain cancer, but it is important to know that these studies will usually definitively establish whether a brain tumor is...”
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“...An evaluation by a neurologist may be an important step, but a CT or MRI will also help...”

Budd-Chiari Syndrome

...the condition
“...Physical examination may find that the liver is enlarged; further testing may include ... MRI...”

Carcinoid Cancer

...the condition
“...This could include routine chest X-ray, CT scans, MRI, barium enema or upper GI and small bowel X-ray studies...”

Cervical Arthritis

...the condition
“...MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans are sometimes done to get a clearer picture of other structures in the spine besides bone...”

Chediak-Higashi Syndrome

...the condition
“...If CHS is suspected, the following tests maybe used ... Brain MRI or CT scan...”

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

...the condition
“...Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scans also can reveal characteristic patterns of brain degeneration that can help diagnose CJD...”

Cysts

...the condition
“...Other internal cysts, such as those in the kidneys or the liver, may go unnoticed until an imaging scan (X-ray, MRI scan, CAT scan, ultrasound) detects them...”

Dermatomyositis

...the condition
“...Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is also helpful in revealing muscle inflammation...”

Gallbladder Cancer

...the condition
“...Imaging tests (X-ray, MRI, CT scan, ultrasound, cholangiogram, angiogram) can show suspicious growths such as cancer, blockage, narrowing or dilation of ducts, as well as whether it has spread...”

Hearing Loss

...the condition
“...If the cause of the hearing loss seems to be within the brain, the person may have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain...”

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“...The doctor may order blood tests and other tests such as X-rays, CAT scan or MRI...”

Hyperpituitarism

...the condition
“...IGF-1; elevated prolactin level; elevated liver function; elevated blood urea nitrogen; elevated phosphorus; decreased free thyroxine; elevated thyroid stimulating hormone) and through imaging (MRI shows pituitary tumor)...”

Hypopituitarism

...the condition
“..... Cranial MRI, revealing a pituitary mass...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...These tests include ... Magnetic resonance imaging...”

Liver Abscess

...the condition
“...breathing, wheezing, or choking); Severe abdominal pain; Vomiting; Diagnosis and Tests: A diagnostic workup generally includes several of the following: Abdominal ultrasound; Abdominal CT scan or MRI; Complete blood count; Liver abscess aspiration (verifies bacterial infection); Liver scan; Liver function tests; Blood test; Stool test; Treatment and Prevention: When detected in time, a liver...”

Liver Cancer

...the condition
“...MRI; Angiogram; Biopsy; If liver cancer is diagnosed, the stage – or extent – of the disease needs to be determined in order to plan the best treatment...”

Low Back Pain

...the condition
“...In one magnetic resonance imaging study of 98 people, none of whom had back pain, bulging disks were detected in 52% at one or more intervertebral disks and 27% had protrusions...”

MRI Scan

...as a treatment
“Alternative Names: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (NMRI), Magnetic Resonance Tomography (MRT) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a more modern diagnostic imaging technique that produces detailed cross-sections and three-dimensional images of the body without using radiation...”

Multiple Myeloma

...the condition
“...These tests include ... Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides detailed images of bone and soft tissue...”
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Multiple Sclerosis

...the condition
“...Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) usually reveals many more lesions than the CT scan, including some that may be subclinical...”

Neurologic Testing, Conventional

...as a treatment
“...The CAT scan and MRI look at the structure of the brain, whereas the electroencephalogram (EEG), SPECT scan, PET scan, and evoked studies examine the function of the brain...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...the condition
“...The doctor may also order tests that produce pictures of the inside of the body, including ... MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)...”

Orbital Cellulitis

...the condition
“...Other tests may include ... A CT scan or MRI of the sinuses and orbit...”

Peripheral Vascular Disease

...the condition
“...Radiologic imaging techniques including Doppler ultrasound, Duplex ultrasound, and MRI angiography are used to help diagnose peripheral vascular disease...”

Pituitary Tumor

...the condition
“...If high levels of pituitary hormones are found in your blood, your doctor may arrange for you to have a CT scan or MRI scan...”

Poor Sense of Humor

...the condition
“...Thanks to new imaging techniques (MRI), researchers are now learning more about how the brain processes humor and may one day be able to help people who have lost their sense of humor due to depression or other psychological disorders...”

Post-Polio Syndrome

...the condition
“...In addition to the neurological examination, doctors often recommend tests, such as imaging studies (computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging), to rule out other disorders with similar symptoms...”

Prostate Cancer

...the condition
“...Another technique is an MRI scan which can look at the body in sections using a strong magnetic field and radio signals...”

Sciatica

...the condition
“...If sciatica is suspected, further testing may include blood tests, X-rays, CT scan or an MRI...”

Slipped Disc

...the condition
“...If a Ruptured Disc is suspected, the following additional tests are available ... CT and MRI scans to produce a more detailed picture...”

Stomach Cancer

...the condition
“...This includes the following ... Scans – discovering if or how far the cancer has spread (staging) may involve scans, including ultrasound, CT or MRI to look at the stomach, liver and lymph nodes...”

Stroke

...the condition
“...concerning the specific type of stroke, its location, and how severe the damage is, can be determined by using a number of advanced imaging tests including Computerized Tomography (CT) Scans and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)...”

Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

...the condition
“...One of two brain imaging tests will be used: either a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan...”

Subphrenic Abscess

...the condition
“...An MRI may also be helpful...”

T4 Syndrome

...the condition
“...X-ray, MRI or CT scan can confirm diagnosis but these imaging techniques can sometimes produce false positives...”

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

...the condition
“...Electromyography (EMG), CT angiogram, MRI, nerve conduction velocity study, and X-ray may be used to narrow down the problem...”

TMJ Problems

...the condition
“...A physical problem can be seen with an MRI, X-rays, or with dye injections into the joint (arthograms)...”

Toxoplasmosis

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Diagnosis involves looking for toxoplasmosis antibodies in the blood, a CT scan of the brain, an MRI of the head, a slit-lamp examination of the eyes, and/or brain biopsy...”

Ultrasound Imaging

...as a treatment
“...The images produced by ultrasound are not as precise as those obtained through a CAT scan or MRI, but it is quick, relatively inexpensive and safe...”

West Nile Virus

...the condition
“...Head CT scan – often normal; Head MRI scan – may show evidence of inflammation (in about one-third of patients)...”
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