What is MRI?

Category: Procedures

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Generic Name: MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique used to visualize the structure and function of the body and provides much greater contrast between the different soft tissues of the body than does computed tomography scans (CT Scan).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Brain lesions 255 28
Multiple Sclerosis 248 44
Diagnostic assessment 148 28
General health 69 16
Increase effect of another treatment 67 7
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 47 6

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Dosages

Adherence
Always
155 78%
Usually
16 8%
Sometimes
14 7%
Never
13 7%
Burden
Very
13 7%
Somewhat
35 18%
A little
52 26%
Not at all
98 49%
Cost
$200+
16 17%
$100-199
10 11%
$50-99
3 3%
$25-49
2 2%
< $25
62 67%
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39 patient evaluations for MRI

Diamondlil58
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Diamondlil58
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Diamondlil58's full MRI history

Jul 17, 2014 (Started Jul 21, 1997)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
whatacall
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whatacall
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: None
Stiffness: Little
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: little
Description:F53y
FM:2y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 14, 2014 (Started May 02, 2014)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Migraine headaches: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: take your own ear plugs eye mask and cervical pillow and remain calm

  • 0 helpful marks
DarthPuluca
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DarthPuluca
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: mild
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See DarthPuluca's full MRI history

Oct 22, 2013 (Started Oct 22, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: Results: Scattered areas of T2 and FLAIR signal hyperintensity are seen within the supratentorial white matter with several lesions positioned perperdicular to the callosal septal interface. Supratentorial white matter lesions consistent with the history of multiple sclerosis. When compared to the study from January 2010, some lesions are stable, some are new and some have worsened.

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