What is MRI Head?

Category: Procedures

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Generic name: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a medical imaging technique that uses magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the organs and tissues within the body. These images can be used to evaluate your body’s structure and function. It is especially useful for imaging the brain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 15 4
Multiple sclerosis 8 1
Numbness in lower extremities 3 0
Brain lesions 2 0
Migraine headaches 2 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with MRI Head

Side effect Patients Percentage
Anxious mood 1
Fear of confined spaces (claustrophobia) 1
Nausea 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for MRI Head

Sep 24, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for determine damage after car accident)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: very detailed insight in possible neurological damage

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2009 (Started Jul 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time

  • 0 helpful marks
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