What is MRI Brain?

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
Brain lesions 201 41
Multiple sclerosis 123 43
Diagnostic assessment 85 28
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 36 5
General health 26 7
Increase effect of another treatment 23 3

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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
Severe 3
Moderate 11
Mild 10
None 98

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with MRI Brain

Side effect Patients
Anxious mood 5
Headaches 4
Back pain 2
Dizziness 2
Pain 2
Spasms 2

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having MRI Brain

Dosage Patients
as needed 28
yearly 18
one time 13
every 6 months 3
every 6 weeks 1
monthly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 91
Usually 10
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 7
Somewhat hard to take 16
A little hard to take 35
Not at all hard to take 64
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 14
$100-199 4
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 34
Not specified 69
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23 patient evaluations for MRI Brain

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Sep 16, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Yearly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 26, 2015 (Started Dec 26, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for urinary incontinence)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for tremor in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for tremor in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleep paralysis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for paresthesia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in upper back)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in arm(s))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for noise intolerance)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for memory problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for light sensitivity (photophobia))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for dizziness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: One time
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 25, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for brain lesions)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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