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MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an imaging test that uses magnetic and radio waves to produce images of organs inside the body. It can be used to the diagnose brain and spinal cord anomalies, tumors, cysts, breast cancer, heart problems, and endometriosis.

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I have heel pain after running. Kindly interpret my X-ray report.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like an opinion on my X-ray if it shows any signs of a stress fracture in the heel. I took up running and increased it too fast. It hurts to walk on the sides of the heel. Pressing on either side of the heel hurts a lot. There is swelling but no bruising. The swelling is dec...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have viewed your X-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there is no feature to suggest a stress fracture in the calcaneum bone and bones in the heel area. It is possible that you have a soft tissue or tendon abnormality which can cause you the pa...  Read Full »

Are my various neurological symptoms related to cervical myelopathy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic right leg spasticity, migraines, muscle pain, ataxia, nausea, vertigo, and pins and needles in hands and feet. Please, could you review my scans to see what is the cause of my various neurological symptoms? Is it cervical myelopathy or MS?  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your scans (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are cervical disc problems at many levels and mild cervical spondylosis. There is a neural foraminal compromise and nerve root compression in C4-C5, C5-C6 and C6-C7 cervical disc ...  Read Full »

I am having burning sensation in groin and waist after surgery for spine TB. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 38 years old, male. I had two surgeries at the back (thoracic and lumbar) because of spine TB 13 years ago. Now I am having burning sensation in my groin area and on my waist, mostly right side. This used to come and go for the last few months. Last year I had similar sensation for ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to MRI lumbar spine (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Observations: There is mild straightening of the lumbar vertebrae and might suggest lumbar muscle spasm. There are small osteophytes in L2 vertebra posteriorly and L3 vertebra anteriorly. Vertebral bod...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of my persistent throat pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I had brief nausea before five months. I visited a general physician who suspected GERD and put me on Motilium for GIT and later Pan 40 then Ranitidine for three months. I vomited only once but had been having a burning sensation in my chest. The burning ches...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I viewed your MRI images of the neck and chest area (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Neck findings, there are few small mucosal cysts in the right maxillary sinus. There is a small lobulated cyst like area anteriorly in the floor of the mouth to the...  Read Full »

Am I likely to develop cancer after having multiple CT and MRI scans?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. Within six months of having a delivery, I have done a head CT, and three chest CT studies to rule out PE. My first PE study was done with a protective shielding on my chest to reduce the radiation to my breasts. I did not have any shielding on my second study. During my...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to CT of the head might have given you two mSv radiation. CT of the abdomen and pelvis might have given you 14 mSv radiation. CT scan of the chest might have given you 45 mSv radiation. The total radiation dose received approximately is 61 mSv. You might have an additional...  Read Full »

Could you please explain MRI brain and CSF studies related to NPH?

Query: Hello doctor,Can you please give the diagnosis of the uploaded MRI brain and CSF studies with a detailed report? Please advise on the action plan as to how to get the CSF findings treated. The MRI report is enclosed. Does the enclosed report co-relate with your findings? The MRI report CSF studies r...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to The findings in the report and the images are matching and acceptable (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The term NPH is usually applied in cases where there is abnormal CSF hyperdynamic circulation with gait problems or without gait problems if inco...  Read Full »

Kindly review my MRI report and give your opinion on my internal jugular vein compression.

Query: Hello doctor, I have constant dizziness, pulsation, brain fog, pressure in my head, left ear fullness, headaches, and migraine. I did an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), and the reports say that I have internal jugular compression. Kindly review my report and advise on what I should do next. Thanks...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you are not in much discomfort. Internal jugular vein compression might have different presentations. It can be focal, short segment, or long segment compression. The results of compression might vary with the cause and conditions in the patient. The common sympt...  Read Full »

Is stroke with bleeding serious or without bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a stroke but I do not know how to explain it. Twice I was bleeding along with the stroke. One type of bleeding was chronic and the other one was acute. I would like to know which type of bleeding is dangerous? And also explain the reason for the same.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An acute hemorrhage is for a short duration but very dangerous. The reason being a sudden build up of pressure in the brain. In case of chronic bleeding it is not so dangerous but it will remain for a long period. In this case there is a gradual increase of pressure in t...  Read Full »

What are the MRI findings for ice pick headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having ice pick headaches. Hence, I went for an MRI scan and regular blood tests. Now, I am wondering whether my report is normal. Can you please guide me? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The attached MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) showed normal findings. There are many pictures which have not been attached. However, I wish to have a look at the complete set of pictures for an accurate interpretation of your MRI scan brain...  Read Full »

I had surgery in which a system was implanted in my body.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a surgery in which a system was implanted in my body. I would like to know a list of specific series of MRI scans required to get a complete 3D representation of all the components and wiring of that system. This is needed for non-anatomical components, not for disease or tissue eva...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query in detail and it appears that you need specific information on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) sequences to see wires and components of an implant in 3D (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Sequences that are based on heavily we...  Read Full »

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