Category Archive for: ‘MRI’

M.R.I.’s May Burn Patients Who Wear Drug Patches

March 6, 2009By GARDINER HARRISThe New York Times WASHINGTON — Federal health officials warned Thursday that patients who wear nicotine or other drug patches during M.R.I. scans risk burns, because some patches contain tiny metal elements that can be heated by the device’s huge magnet. “Some, but not all, of these patches contain a little bit of aluminum, just enough …

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The Evidence Gap – The Pain May Be Real, But The (MRI) Scan Is Deceiving

December 9, 2008By GINA KOLATAThe New York Times Cheryl Weinstein’s left knee bothered her for years, but when it started clicking and hurting when she straightened it, she told her internist that something was definitely wrong. It was the start of her medical odyssey, a journey that led her to specialists, physical therapy, Internet searches and, finally, an M.R.I. scan …

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New MRI Study Shows Connection Between Back Pain And Facet Joint Effusion And Ligament Edema

Facet Joint Effusion, Interspinal Ligament Oedema Are Major Sources of Lower Back Pain NEW YORK — September 25, 2008 — New magnetic resonance (MR) techniques show that facet joint effusion and interspinal ligament oedema are major sources of lower back pain, according to a study in the October issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Nefise Cagla Tarhan, MD, Baskent …

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