Why getting MRI results early is important


MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is a safe and painless way to get detailed high definition pictures of the human body and is often recommended for a more accurate diagnosis of many health problems. An MRI machine uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to produce these high-quality computer images. Early detection of many conditions helps doctors diagnose with precision, moving toward a recovery action plan and generally, a better health outcome.

As important as the MRI scan results are, they are most useful when produced as early in the process as possible. Multitudes of studies and figures reveal again and again why a delayed MRI can create difficulties. An MRI is a lab procedure and just like any other medical testing procedure, it is carried out by people. Medical professionals appreciate the accuracy of MRI results, but sometimes need the time to analyze the results further, often comparing what they see with similar cases they have had in the past. With the results in hand, patients can begin their personal healing journey while professionals continue to build a solid portfolio and treatment plan. Another motive for getting MRI results fast is the benefit of moving from an early diagnosis to immediate treatment, enabling prevention opportunities. For instance, an endocrinologist would always suggest an early MRI scan to a patient of hypopituitarism as in some cases the hypopituitarism occurs because of a brain tumor right next to the pituitary gland. To illustrate the sensitive nature of this condition—this tumor is sometimes so small that it cannot be detected in just one MRI scan. Getting an MRI scan early gives more time should another scan be suggested.

The possibility of a tumor demands immediate diagnosis and immediate treatment, which requires having an MRI as fast as possible. However, it is not only due to the urgency of the ailment or abnormality, but sometimes also because of the intervention.

Another case maybe if someone is suffering from a spinal problem. Anyone in pain needs immediate attention. The faster the results are available, the sooner doctors can determine the nature of the problem and focus on diminishing the intense pain that generally accompanies such circumstances.

Lastly, getting MRI results back quickly alleviates the patient’s worry. A client may be anxious and not want to know the details related to the sometimes severe disorders that require an MRI scan; however, pre-knowledge may prevent many developments from ever occurring and thereby lead to a better prognosis.

A person does not get an MRI done in case of seasonal flu. Medical professionals understand that receiving the details related to ailments as serious as bone and joint damage, brain tumors, brain irregularities like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, certain nervous system disorders such as multiple sclerosis, breast cancer and blood vessels blockage, etc. is a big step forward—a step that many would try to delay for fear of the unknown. A vast number of patients report that having the details has put them in a more informed position and better able to move forward in a positive way.

These medical problems are of a very serious nature and require immediate diagnosis, followed by immediate treatment. Getting MRI results as fast as possible may reveal valuable information that may avoid unnecessary physiological damage as well as put the client on the road to recovery.

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