MRI of a Tumor
A doctor or physician may order an MRI scan of a tumor that is located anywhere on the body for multiple reasons. An MRI is useful because it shows healthcare providers what tissue is normal, and what tissue is not and allows for doctors and physicians to learn more about the stage of the tumor and whether or not it is spreading.
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 Tumor MRI:
A physician may initially request a MRI of a particular body part based on the patient’s symptoms and pain, which may lead to finding a tumor.
If a tumor is found, the MRI may determine whether the tumor is benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
A MRI of a tumor 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 a tumor 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 Tumor MRI may help diagnose (find):
A MRI of a malignant tumor can help the physician learn about the stage of cancer based on the size and location of the tumor.
A MRI of a tumor can also help physicians determine what cancer treatments to pursue, such as surgery or chemotherapy.
A MRI of a tumor allows for healthcare providers to monitor a tumor throughout the treatment process.
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- 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?