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 251 26
Multiple Sclerosis 244 42
Diagnostic assessment 139 20
General health 69 16
Increase effect of another treatment 67 7
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 47 6

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of MRI"

Severe
4
Moderate
15
Mild
16
None
155

Dosages

Adherence
Always
151 79%
Usually
16 8%
Sometimes
12 6%
Never
11 6%
Burden
Very
12 6%
Somewhat
35 18%
A little
50 26%
Not at all
93 49%
Cost
$200+
16 17%
$100-199
10 11%
$50-99
3 3%
$25-49
2 2%
< $25
61 66%
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38 patient evaluations for MRI

DarthPuluca
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DarthPuluca
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
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.

  • 0 helpful marks
bokocrew
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bokocrew
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 20
Condition: Medial Epicondylitis 8 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Medial Epicondylitis

See bokocrew's full MRI history

Apr 22, 2013 (Started Apr 22, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: It was around 30€ with state help, the conclusion of the analysis was: -Medial epicondylitis with a small spill intra-articular.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Theresa Anne
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Theresa Anne
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Theresa Anne's full MRI history

Feb 8, 2013 (Started Feb 09, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Diagnostic assessment: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little

  • 0 helpful marks
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