MRI'S and accuracy

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AUGGIE
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   Posted 1/30/2007 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Just a simple question, how common is it that MRI'S come back negative ?
Any help on this subject would be greatly appriciated.Also, if you wait too long in between 'bouts' does that affect anything ? Thanks.

uppitycats
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   Posted 1/30/2007 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
An MRI coming back "negative" doesn't equate to "accuracy" or "inaccuracy". An MRI is only as "accurate" as the technicians who perform the tests (and the patient needs to be lying VERY still, without movement) and the radiologists and neurologists who interpret the results. Two doctors looking at the same MRI can sometimes come up with quite different interpretations.

Lesions -- or spots that appear -- on an MRI can sometimes heal, and disappear, particularly in the early stags of the disease (if we're talking MS, here), but over time, the damage will remain and the spots will remain.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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