Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Head And Neck
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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Of The Head And Neck (Aftercare Instructions) Care Guide
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- A magnetic resonance imaging scan is also called an MRI. An MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves to take pictures of the inside of your body. An MRI is done to see tissues, bones, blood vessels, and joints of your head, neck, and spine. Joints are where bones meet. An MRI also shows your brain, inner ears, orbits (eye sockets), sinuses, thyroid gland, and mouth. An MRI can show how and where blood is flowing in your brain. It can also help caregivers see how your brain is working.
- An MRI may show what is causing symptoms, such as headaches or dizziness. This test can be used to check for a disease, to plan surgery, or to guide caregivers during surgery. A functional MRI maps out areas of the brain, and may be done before brain surgery. An MRI may also be used when a medical device is placed inside the brain. It may be done after surgery to check for problems, such as bleeding. If you are already being treated for a disease, an MRI may show how well treatment is working. This test may be done after an x-ray or another test to give caregivers more information about a medical problem. If you need treatment, MRI results can help you and your caregiver decide on the best options for you.
Take your medicine as directed.
Call your primary healthcare provider if you think your medicine is not helping or if you have side effects. Tell him if you are allergic to any medicine. Keep a list of the medicines, vitamins, and herbs you take. Include the amounts, and when and why you take them. Bring the list or the pill bottles to follow-up visits. Carry your medicine list with you in case of an emergency.
Ask for information about where and when to go for follow-up visits:
For continuing care, treatments, or home services, ask for more information.
- Ask your caregiver to explain the results of your MRI.
CONTACT A CAREGIVER IF:
- You are unable to hear as well as you could before having the MRI.
SEEK CARE IMMEDIATELY IF:
- You have a medical device that has stopped working or is not working as it did before the MRI.
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