i just had an MRI in a mobile MRI van at hospital today. I asked what strength the machine was as I’m desperate for them to find another lesion for my clinical diagnosis following transverse myelitis and lesions in spine, brain and positive for obands.
they told me it was a 1.5t but I know that the hospital def has a 3t as well as several 1.5ts.
its so important to me that I get this diagnosis because I was started on plegridy a few months ago but had a mild allergic reaction to it - hence they won’t let me continue with any interferon based drug and have decided to do a follow up MRI to try and locate new damage that would make me eligible for different treatment (I’m really hoping for lemtrada)
So based on this, and how crucial it is that they find something, I don’t understand why they used a 1.5t instead of the 3t?? Especially because most of my lesions are in my spine and it’s this area that I understand is better scanned with a 3t.
i find this whole “wait and see” approach to ms treatment/diagnosis so frustrating!!! Surely by the time they “see” something it may be too late to reverse damage.
so it would be great if any of you guys had an opinion on how much better 3t is compared to 1.5t?
Thanks so much for reading