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Old 02-03-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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Question mri vs xray

what will an x-ray show that A MRI won't Show?

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Old 02-03-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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Well xrays only show bone,while MRI will show bone,muscle and nerves...
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Old 02-03-2007, 05:03 PM   #3
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Re: mri vs xray

[QUOTE=owie;2779591]what will an x-ray show that A MRI won't Show?[/QUOTE]


Hi: An MRI/Cat Scan will always show more than x-rays. If you are looking for fractures, disc problems, nerve problems, stenosis, etc will show up better that an x-ray. I've had many fractures and other problems with nerves, and the above, and it wasn't until I had an MRI/Cat scan that they got a better picture of what's going on. If you have alot of scar tissue it can hinder the picture on an x-ray. I don't know if this applies to all because I have so many problems, but that has been my experience where more shows up on an MRI than an x-ray. Ask your dr this question and see if they agree. It all depends on the severity of what's going on in your body. And tggibo is correct on what x-rays do. A Myelogram can give specific info after they insert the dye, also EMG's can isolate nerve problems.

If your dr thinks an x-ray is sufficient than go with that, but keep in mind that some things can be missed. My fractues never showed up on x-rays in my back, but it seems to work well with fractures of "other" parts of the body. In the end you need to figure out what's best for you and what you're trying to figure out.

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Re: mri vs xray

[QUOTE=owie;2779591]what will an x-ray show that A MRI won't Show?[/QUOTE]

a smaller number in the "PAY THIS AMOUNT" column.

honestly, thats all I can think of. a MRI always shows more than an x-ray.
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Zeroman, you made me laugh, but you are so right!

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Old 02-03-2007, 08:03 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=zeroman;2780016]a smaller number in the "PAY THIS AMOUNT" column.

honestly, thats all I can think of. a MRI always shows more than an x-ray.[/QUOTE]

Lol.....sad but true! I think my last MRI was billed to the insurance company for 5K! The xray was $80!


 
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just curious I had an mri but no x-ray. having a good morning this morning so I am off to do some @home pt....goooo muscles! Hope every one else is having a good day

 
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