What is MRI Brain and Spine?

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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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Diagnostic assessment 11 2
Multiple sclerosis 9 3
Brain lesions 1 2
Evaluation/monitoring 1 2
Generalized weakness (asthenia) 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0

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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with MRI Brain and Spine

Side effect Patients
Dizziness 1
Exhaustion 1
Headaches 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having MRI Brain and Spine

Dosage Patients
2hours as needed 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 0
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for MRI Brain and Spine

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Mar 19, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly
Advice & Tips: Observation: There is no intra or extra-axial hemorrhage. The ventricles, cisterns, and sulci are prominent consisten with atrophy. This is more prominent within the parietal lobes. Periventricular areas of T2 and Flair hyperintensity are seen within the white matter of both cerebral hemispheres. This finding is nonspecific. Many of these lesions extend into the corpus callosum and would be consistent with demyelinating plaques of MS. Following intravenus administration of gadoteridol, there is mass or midline shift.No diffusion abnormalities are noted to suggest acute infraction.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 22, 2014 (Started Mar 19, 1986)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Evaluation/monitoring)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Comparison: 5/11/2011 There is no intra or extra-axial hemorrage. The ventricles, cisterns, and sulci are prominent consistent with atrophy. There is more localized cortical atrophy seen within the parietal lobes bilaterally, left greater than right. Again are seen multiple focal areas of T2 and Flair hyperintensities within the corona radiata and centrum semiovale of both cerebral hemispheres. Many of these lesions have a perpendicular orientation with the corpus callosum as well is extened into the corpus callosum. There is increased T2 hyperintensitiy extending to the right lateral splenium of the corpus callosum. One focus of signal abnormality seen within the anterior right lateral pons and within the left middle cerebellar peduncle, unchanged. This would be consistent with patient's clincl history of Multiple Sclerosis. Following intravenous administration of gadoteridol contrast, there is no evidence of abnormal enhancement. No diffusion abnormalities are noted to suggest acute infraction. Impression: 1. Multiple white matter T2 hyperintensities compatible with clinical diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. A new lesion is seen to extend further into the right lateral aspect of the splenium of the corpus callosum. No abnormal areas of enhancement or restricted diffusion. 2. Atrophy with localized bilateral parietal lobe cortical atrophy, left greater than right, unchanged. Interpreted by: Nick Petitti on Sept. 22, 2014.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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