Mri scan liver

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Avatar n tn They detected a small lesion on my liver. I had a ct scan of the abdomen and no results from doctor. Now they want to do a MRI scan and not sure what part of the body. I have not been told that I cannot eat or drink so does that mean its my head. I am terrified as no one is telling me anything. I am not ill or have not felt ill in the past only the acid reflux. I am making myself ill with the worry. Why do doctors not tell us anything. Why do they want to do MRI on the head. Can anyone help.
Avatar f tn I have an MRI scan due next week for investigation into my 'complex' liver cyst which was detected incidentally via an ultrasound scan. I have had numerous blood tests and they have all come back normal. What I am wondering is what is likely to happen from this MRI scan? is the Consultant likely to know if it is a cyst which can be left and not be worried about or if he is still not sure will it be a biopsy as the next step? Has anyone else been in the same situation?
Avatar m tn This has really confused me as to why they would automatically associate the place on the MRI with liver disease. He does not go until later this week for the blood work. Can you please offer any detail as to how a brain MRI would be linked to liver disease?
Avatar f tn Was sent for an MRI one week later. MRI stated that lesion was atypical and concluded it was most likely a hemangioma because I wasn't sick nor lost any weight. How could the radiologist who read the CT scan be so certain it was NOT a hemangioma and the radiologist who read the MRI state it was even probably was a hemangioma even though it wasn't characteristic of one. How could two tests produce such different results?
Avatar f tn My husband and I move a lot so I asked for the medical records and the CAT scan report mentioned something about the liver that I don't understand and I am extremely worried about it. This is the finding Subtle hypodensity in the liver adjacent to the falciform ligament is a common location for focal fatty infiltrate. No intrahepatic billiary dilatation. The adrenal glands are not enlarged. Symmetric nehprograms are present. The spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder appear normal.
Avatar f tn Low estrogen and low thyroid function is often the cause. Liver dysfunction (get liver enzymes done—liver function test), kidney dysfunction (get kidney function test done), and anemia can make a person appear drunk. Poor sleep pattern and sleep problems like sleep apnea too can cause brain fog. Sleep studies by sleep specialists can help diagnose this. Low Vit D or Vit B12 too could be the cause.
Avatar f tn I went to the vanderbilt ER not too long ago, (NOTE:i was in an recent car wreck,and fractured my C7,Pelvis,tailbone,tiny cut in spleen,bruised kidney,tiny tear in liver.) & had an mri done,a vascular specialist reviewed my mri scan done on my neck & brain and had said there was an suspicious area & that it could be artery injury(on back of neck),He said he was going to have a neurologist examine & get his input.
Avatar m tn A radiologist can determine a rough density from an MRI which is good for determining fibrousness of the liver. Cirrhotic nodules can also be visualized via MRI. The con of an MRI is that it costs much more than ultrasound and you can't have certain metal (i.e. implanted metal) inside your body.
1084115 tn?1385232189 Like you, I was very worried about anything affecting my liver.
Avatar n tn Anyway I had a message from him stating the scan was wonderful, ultrasound ok but would like to do follow up MRI and also another blood test (the one for tumor marker) anyway, do must of you think that this is just routine safe follow-up or do you think maybe they saw something in the ultrasound that would make them want to test further. It is just going to be a very long weekend worrying. Has anyone had anything similuar to this?
Avatar n tn If an ERCP is considered, the Sphincter of Oddi can be evaluated for dysfunction - which can also lead to RUQ discomfort. If the liver enzymes are rising, obtaining a liver biopsy can be considered to exclude intrinsic liver disease. These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only.
Avatar f tn Concerning your question Hyperintense lesions are bright, white spots shown on certain types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. They can be found on the brain, spinal cord, and liver among other areas of the body and can be related to multiple sclerosis, dementia, diabeted and simple aging. Hyperintense lesions can also referred to as hyperintense foci, hyperintensities, or bright signals.
Avatar f tn I can relate to you, since I am currently in anxiety hell, as I will have to wait for at least another 3 months to get a new MRI scan to see if I have got a liver tumour or not. Anyway, avoid booze, unnecessary meds, especially pain medication, and eat a healthy diet. Has your doctor saind anything about a liver biopsy? Did you go see a liver specialist? Not all doctors, even GIs, have the necessary training to deal with liver problems. Good luck!
Avatar f tn please let me know what my prognosis is is it necessary to have biopsy if I do a MRI OR CT SCAN I am afraid that the procedure would be painful.I s endoscopy necessay .What is the prognosisof the disease I am very distressed History: Hepatitis A in 1983. contracted in India Drank wine heavily for 6 to 8 months in 2005 thereafter given up Have taken isetronin for 3 months for rosacea Medication: Rostat 5 milligram : 6 months: moderately high cholesterol.
Avatar f tn My question is if there is a problems with my liver could it come out looking this way on my mri .I have not had my blood work or scan done in about a year on my liver.My nero is not sure what to make of my mri she thinks it just artifact but how can it be in all three mri's if it's not something in my spin-mylome .
Avatar n tn The size and distribution is not typical for a demylinating disease, however, clinical correlation is needed for full evaluation. This MRI was taken almost 2 years ago. I have had follow-up MRI's the most recent being in JAnuary of this year and the MRI remains the same with no changes. I have also had the entire spine imaged which did not show any lesions. Once again, serial testing of all evoked potentials, EEG, Spinal Tap and numerous clinical exams by 3 neuros have all come up normal.
Avatar n tn I found it extremely difficult to believe at first, but as they say, the proof was in the pudding; CT Scan, MRI, labs, and every single doctor saying the same thing at two different transplant centers; "hyperdense 2.1 cm hepatic lesion in the medial segment of the left lobe on both aterial and portal venous phase sequences...cannot exclude hepatocellualr carcinoma in light of elevated AFP.
Avatar n tn a pet scan is much better than mri or a ct or ultrsound.
Avatar m tn People, forget the ultrasound if you wan't to seriously examine your liver for liver cancer, and do the MRI instead. Doctors send people to liver ultrasounds just because thats what major guidelines - health insurance agencies would rather have you done because it is way cheaper for them. Please, insist you do your 6-monthly liver scans with MRI's, not with ultrasound....
Avatar n tn I had an ultra-sound done, and the tech couldn't see anything - it wasn't there! Then, just last week, I had an MRI done, and my liver does have a small defined area that is still suspicious for disease, although they are leaning much more towards fatty infiltration or some type of inflamation. It's very possible that it could be something other than disease, especially if your Mom has had previous chemo, as fatty infiltration can be a common side effect from the toxicity of chemo.
Avatar f tn Does anybody know if an MRI scan couple show up everything a lumbar puncture would ??
Avatar f tn My question for now is the concern about her liver. Could these spots or places on her liver be cancer? Will the Ct scan with contrast give us immediate answers? What next? Thanks in advance for you help in answering a Mama's questions.
Avatar f tn CT Scan showed a 4mm liver cyst and was ordered to have an MRI to make sure. MRI results came back as an 8mm simple liver cyst and now I have to do a repeat CT scan in 6 months. The nurse made it sound like I have to go every 6 months for the long haul. Is this normal? To have to continually be subjected to all of that radiation in 6 month intervals? I'm so frustrated and upset. I feel like they told me "its ok now...BUT it might not be come 6 months..
Avatar f tn I wish to know for those living in countries where fibroscan is not available, can we do MRI to monitor liver fibrosis? is it an accurate method? On a side note, I wish to seek some questions. 2months ago I did an abdominal ultrasound and my liver, and others are unremarkable, except radiologist found a 7mm hyperechoic focus which the impression stated the possibility of a small hemangioma on the right lobe of liver. My dr said it's common in women 30-50yrs.
Avatar n tn After only 3 days, the doctor's office called to tell me that I had spots on my liver and needed to have and MRI. I was then given the diagnoses codes for insurance puposes and told to make the appointment asap. I received the MRI order in the mail along with a blood test order which noted CEA and tumor marker test specifically. I had the MRI done this past Friday and have not slept since.
148588 tn?1465782409 Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is extremely useful in the detection and characterization of regenerating and dysplastic nodules and HCC (Table 1). Several studies have demonstrated the superiority of MRI in both lesion detection and characterization for focal hepatic lesions when compared to CT. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar m tn It is much more expensive but can perform the same function with even higher resolution then a CT scan. MRI scan are many times used after HCC is diagnosed to assess small changes in the cancer's status. Of course make sure your health insurance will cover the MRI scan. The chances of developing HCC is you don't have cirrhosis are very low. Typically only cirrhotics are screened for HCC. Perhaps your gastro is just being cautious. Congratulations on SVR. Good luck.
Avatar m tn If my doctor thinks it might be, I'll ask him which is better -- cat scan, mri or ultrasound -- in terms of getting a bead on it. I'm a bit surprised about your schedule but perhaps there's different protocols for transplant patients. Is there any downside you're aware of with ultrasounds or MRI's other than the stress of too much information, too often? Thanks.
Avatar f tn My husband had colorectal cancer but they got it all out and had a endorectal sonogram and was negative. He had a CT scan and they found spots on his liver. The doctor said that the technologist said he didn't think it was anything but the doctor sent him for an MRI. We haven't got the results back yet. Had it done Wednesday and called Friday and they should have had the results by then but they said the results did not come back yet. We are worried.
Avatar n tn Is an MRI generally more accurate for looking at the liver, gall bladder, stomach, intestines, etc. than a CT scan? 2) less radiation than CT scan? (none for an MRI I think) 3) are there no health risks from an MRI whatsoever assuming no metal objects are in the body? 4) If a CT scan is all that is available, is it worth the radiation risk? Would an abdominal CT scan be about #200 times the radiation of a chest X-ray, but about the same as a traditional GI X-ray series? Thank you.