Mri scan brain tumor

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Avatar f tn A CT scan and MRI are pretty much the tests that will find a tumor- if you've had 3 scans that have been normal I would think everything is okay.
Avatar m tn Only a CT scan or MRI will show if you have a brain tumor. Occasionally it will show up on an X-ray but not very likely. My father had a malignant brain tumor also. The doctors removed it and he was fine - but the stitches broke loose and sadly my Dad went into a coma and died. (1987) You are still young and brain surgery has come a long way. Please see a specialist and don't let it go too long. If it is malignant, it will keep growing.
Avatar f tn Herniation could result from many factors causing mass effect and increase intracranial pressure including traumatic brain injury, stroke and brain tumor. You need to consult a neurologist immediately with this concern, as this can be fatal. Hope this helps. Take care.
Avatar m tn Would a brain scan be of any benefit in this situation such as an MRI or CATSCAN? I am not sure if it is a brain injury that has been aggravated by the cigarette poisons or not. I am not sure if it is a tumor. Would a brain scan determine any diagnosis? Thanks for your help.
Avatar n tn Would a CT scan of the brain detect a tumor on the 3rd nerve. I didn't have an MRI it was a CT.
Avatar n tn i had mri scan of my brian 3 weeks ago and now want me to have another with the dye injected first . does this mean they have found somehing wrong ?
Avatar f tn They did another ct scan which showed up a shadow so they did a mri and was dx with a small tumor in the frontal lobe affecting her speech, memory etc. They have given her medication to control the seizures and released her telling her to have another mri in 4 weeks when theyll decide what treatment is needed. They may do a biopsy to find out what kind of cells are there and possibly surgery. If not surgery what other kind of treatment is there?
Avatar f tn Yes, a CT scan or MRI would almost always show a brain tumor. Are you afraid you have one? Do you have any symptoms and is your doctor recommending this imaging?
Avatar m tn I have a son that is 15 they said they was doing testing to see if the doctor needed to send him to be tested for a brain tumor by doing a mri or a brain scan to see it then a couple of days ago they call me from where he is and tell me they felt it by rubbing his head so of I cant see it without a brain scan orvmri how can u feel it by rubbing someones head
Avatar m tn it doesnt look like i have a brain tumor or blood clost just a very unusual combination of symptoms that are the same/simular too. sorry to write so many times but i have spent 30,000 on medical bills already this year possible death seemed more inviting lol... but all looks ok, they still want me to get an MRI since some symptoms arent explainable. thank you for taking your time to read and respond!!
Avatar n tn It is my understanding that the CAT scan can not pick up certain things and I am concernd about a tumor being missed because I can not obtain an MRI. Can you please comment on the differences between a CAT scan and an MRI and how concerned I should be about not being able to obtain an MRI? Can you suggest the best way to proceed with getting a diagnosis given the complications of having a defibrillator?
Avatar f tn It can show tumors if large or causing mass effect on adjacent structures but may miss smaller or more subtle tumors. If high clinical concern for tumor, consider MRI brain with and without contrast. However, different clinical scenarios may require tailored approaches. For more info: https://acsearch.acr.
Avatar f tn For a PET scan, they give you a tracer of some sort to make a tumor show up. I do not think the benign tumors take up the tracer like the malignant ones, hence why the PET scan works (or so how I think it works). The doctor will have to tell you if the lesion in her brain is related or not - but it may or may not be cancer. I hope not.
Avatar f tn Can I get an answer to my question?
Avatar f tn It is best to see what the MRI says before you start trying to figure if anything is misdiagnosed.
Avatar m tn i dont now what it is and i have look on the net to find out more, if it is a brain tumor it could have been cause when i was 14 and a half i was coming home from holidays with my dad in his Ute i was asleep a car pull out on the road and we T-bone it and flip once over it i woke min air dad said in the report that my head was going toward the window to hit but he grab me under his saving me i had no head injury or any think but i might had dont something.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with a brain tumor about a month ago. I had a MRI and CT scan to confirm the location and the type of tumor that I have. My neurologist said this was the second time he has seen this type of tumor and wants me to go to see a neurosurgeon. The problem is if he doesn't know what to say or do about my tumor. What makes him so sure a neurosurgeon will. I have a lipoma of the Splenium of the corpus callosum. I don't know how to handle this or how to find the right doctor.
Avatar m tn Is there a symptom or symptom(s) that identify a definite brain tumor? What would my symptoms indicate? Wouldnt the CT scan catch a tumor? I have been suffering from anxiety thinking about this and want to know if having the MRI is the only sure fire way to determine if it is or isnt a tumor. Cliffs: Facial numbness Eye awareness Is an MRI only way to determine cause?
Avatar m tn I had the ct scan, the mri with contrast dye and 2 weeks ago had a pet scan. I have something, but its really unknown what it is. A tumor is what the dr. is calling it. I had pre-op tests takes this afternoon for my surgery scheduled for Sept 9th 2008. I am having a crainotomy but I am very unaware of what will happen before, during and after the surgery. It measures about the size and shape of a half flattened egg. I'm worried about everything. How I will feel, look, just everything.
402689 tn?1201578212 2 Inoperable RCC brain tumors 7mm & 11mm to pons area/brain stem were treated with CyberKnife on 9/25 and 10/2/07. No real problems, Last MRI done 12/27/07 tumors appeared to be larger, 13mm & 10mm, some subsequent edema/dizziness took additional steroids, stopped > 3 weeks ago. CONCERN Numbness to right side of head/face/neck right forearm/hand & right ankle/foot has occurred within last week. Called the doc this week and they said to just take it easy.
Avatar n tn There are a number of tumors, including what they call a non-functioning adenoma of the pituitary where blood tests might not reveal anything (this is a kind that can often become a macradenoma, which is a large pituitary tumor). Meningioma is another example of a tumor (a brain tumor grows on the lining of the brain and can start putting pressure on the brain if it grows inward) where I know of no blood testing that would demonstrate it was there.
Avatar f tn I second Munchies's time to see the doctor, and that doctor should be a neuro. You didn't say if you'd had an MRI when the other docs said it was anxiety, but you should have one now. Anxiety can not be seen on any type of scan and should only be diagnosed when it's the last card on the table and every single MEDICAL reason has been ruled out.
1545021 tn?1322477485 I also was just recently diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor and was wondering if a small tumor was missed on my brain MRI because it was done w/o contrast. Anyways, thank you for the reply. Maybe I'll ask my neurologist if he thinks I need one.