Daniellabella wrote:Does anyone know if staging can be done with just biopsies and pictures from a sigmoidoscopy?
Does a CT or MRI also need to be done?
I ask bc my husband was diagnosed yesterday and the surgeon appointment will be Tuesday, yet there’s been no CT/MRI.
heiders33 wrote:...May 2018: CT scan showed liver spot, MRI scheduled ...
heiders33 wrote:...I finally got a call from the medical imaging place and scheduled the MRI for June 4...
Eleda wrote:My surgeon will not say the stage untill the tumor is completely removed, but obviously I'm stage 3. Because of lymph invasion but they just say no any time I ask,,,,
I'm pat and hispatology results next Friday so will deffo know then, even still I will only b verbally informed,, they never let us see our file or give us a copy of the reports, so it really at their mercy for information
heiders33 wrote:Thank you! I finally got a call from the medical imaging place and scheduled the MRI for June 4. My oncologist is quick so I should know results on June 5. I’m nervous as heck but I know all I can do is wait.
What are the limitations of MRI of the Body?
High-quality images are assured only if you are able to remain perfectly still and follow breath-holding instructions while the images are being recorded. If you are anxious, confused or in severe pain, you may find it difficult to lie still during imaging.
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The presence of an implant or other metallic object sometimes makes it difficult to obtain clear images due to streak artifacts from the metallic objects. Patient movement can have the same effect.
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Breathing may cause artifacts, or image distortions, during MRIs of the chest, abdomen and pelvis. Bowel motion is another source of motion artifacts in abdomen and pelvic MRI studies. This is less of a problem with state-of-the art scanners and techniques.
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MRI typically costs more and may take more time to perform than other imaging modalities.
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