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  • MRI question

    I just got the results of my MRI from last week. The MRI was ordered to specifically look at my liver because of some cysts that showed up in a CT Scan. All good news... simple cysts on my liver.

    My MRI came back completely clear - and the radiologist's report included notes on gallbladder, spleen, adrenal glands, pancreas, kidneys, liver, aorta, and lymph nodes.

    Question - does anyone know if TC that metastasized to the lymph nodes be readable in an MRI?

    Thanks,
    John
    6/4/18 BHCG 452, AFP 1
    6/13/18 CT Scan, no involvement beyond left testicle
    6/18/18 Radical Left inguinal orchiectomy, Pathology pure seminoma, rete testis obliterated
    6/29/18 BHCG 7, AFP 1.5 (calc 1.8 half-life)
    7/12/18 BHCG<1, AFP 1.5, LDH 220, Diagnosed as Stage 1b, T3N0
    7/25/18 Adjuvant Chemotherapy, 780mg Carboplatin
    8/27/18 Chest CT Scan clear
    9/7/18 BHCG<2, AFP 2.0, LDH 182 (Different lab w/diff ranges than initial tests)
    9/26/18 MRI to review liver cysts for possible metastasis, all clear. No lymphadenopathy
    11/19/18 Next blood test
    11/23/18 Next CT Scan
    11/30/18 follow up with oncologist

  • #2
    Yes, there are some facilities elsewhere in the world that use MRI. However, it has not been studied and tested much here in the US so it is not used much.
    6/5/15: bHCG 27,AFP 8.66, LDH 361, 5.6cm lymph node - Stage IIC
    6/16/15: Left I/O 85% EC, 10% chorio, 5% yolk sac opinion 2 (mayo) 90% EC, 10% yolk sac
    7/7/15: bHCG 56, AFP 42, LDH 322
    7/13/15 - 9/18/15: 4xEP
    10/1/15: bloodwork normal, ct scan shows 2 lymph nodes 1.0cm
    10/26/15: 2nd opinion on CT results - lymph nodes normal. Surveillance!
    4/6/16: 1.7cm X 1.5cm lymph node found with markers normal.
    4/20/16: RPLND @ IU - teratoma only!
    9/27/2018 all clears up to this date!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by biwi View Post
      Yes, there are some facilities elsewhere in the world that use MRI. However, it has not been studied and tested much here in the US so it is not used much.
      Excellent - thank you for the info. The radiologist's report states "No lymphadenopathy."

      I wasn't expecting the radiologist to look at my lymph nodes during this MRI... but it looks like they did. I take this as double good news!
      6/4/18 BHCG 452, AFP 1
      6/13/18 CT Scan, no involvement beyond left testicle
      6/18/18 Radical Left inguinal orchiectomy, Pathology pure seminoma, rete testis obliterated
      6/29/18 BHCG 7, AFP 1.5 (calc 1.8 half-life)
      7/12/18 BHCG<1, AFP 1.5, LDH 220, Diagnosed as Stage 1b, T3N0
      7/25/18 Adjuvant Chemotherapy, 780mg Carboplatin
      8/27/18 Chest CT Scan clear
      9/7/18 BHCG<2, AFP 2.0, LDH 182 (Different lab w/diff ranges than initial tests)
      9/26/18 MRI to review liver cysts for possible metastasis, all clear. No lymphadenopathy
      11/19/18 Next blood test
      11/23/18 Next CT Scan
      11/30/18 follow up with oncologist

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      • #4
        Any scan you get, they look for anything abnormal anywhere the scan can see & report on it, if nothing is found they report that too.
        Jan, 1975: Right I/O, followed by RPLND
        Dec, 2009: Left I/O, followed by 3xBEP

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