MRI of the Lymph Nodes
A doctor or physician may order an MRI scan of a lymph node due to a patient’s swollenness and swelling.
A quality MRI scan can show radiologists what may be causing your signs and symptoms and it’s important that you find the best machines and radiologists possible to receive the best imaging.
Reasons for a Lymph Node MRI:
A lymph node MRI scan may be done to check for certain cancers or other illness. The MRI may show tissue that has cancer cells and tissue that does not have cancer cells.
A lymph node MRI can be used to guide doctors or surgeons during a procedure, such as a biopsy. An MRI scan may be used if surgery is needed to remove a growth or lump.
A MRI scan of the lymph nodes can show healthcare providers how well a treatment for a disease is working and the results of a quality MRI scan can help in the plan for the best treatment forward.
A Lymph Node MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of the lymph nodes can identify the first node to receive the lymph drainage from a tumor.
A MRI of the lymph nodes can help a doctor plan a biopsy or surgery.
A MRI of the lymph nodes can help assess the stage of cancer and create a treatment plan.
- What are MRI scans?
- Why would someone need or get a MRI scan?
- What are the different types of MRI scans?
- What is an MRI experience like?
- What are the costs of a MRI scan?
- What are the risks of a MRI scan?
- How are MRIs different than MRA scans?
- How are MRIs different than x-rays or CT scans?