3 patient evaluations for MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Dec 22, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (radiation exposure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Cost: $200+ monthly

Jul 18, 2010 (Started Jan 23, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: If you are claustraphobic, ask for an "open-air" MRI. Otherwise, the MRI machines are like tubes. A typical MRI is fairly expensive...so shop around because some centers are less expensive. However, most insurance companies cover an MRI as a diagnostic procedure in determining the location of and/or further progression of plaques/lesions in the brain and spine.

Nov 21, 2008 (Started Jan 23, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: MRIs are very expensive so if you need one, make sure your insurance covers it.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 8, 2013 (Started Feb 09, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 20, 2011 (Started Jan 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: MRI used to see if plaques/leisons were stable Cost is a factor in performing this test Lying so still makes back sore
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 4, 2009 (Started Jan 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: Neurologist states MRI needed only every 3 years
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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