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Old 05-04-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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MRI artifact

I recently underwent an MRI with and without contrast. I have been having daily headaches for the last 3 weeks. The report came back showing "abnormality in the sagittal region, probably artifact". They want me to repeat the scan in 3 to 6 months. Can someone help me understand why I need to repeat the scan if it is, in fact, an artifact?
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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Re: MRI artifact

The reason why you need to repeat the MRI is cause your Neurologist wants to make sure it's just an artifact. An artifact is just a blip on the MRI. A second MRI will show for sure if it is or not.

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