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    Me too, Virginia. I volunteer Howie to be the first one to try the 7 Tesla MRI.
    i don't trip--I do random gravity checks.

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    There was a time when I would have been fascinated at the inner workings and status of my brain and would have relished the opportunity to get inside a 7.0 tesla magnet.

    Now...not so much. I just can't see any therapeutic benefit to knowing the intricacies and extent of decline anymore and I've lost my inquisitiveness, maybe because I am very aware that it's just not going to show anything good, since that's not what such microscopic examination is intended to show.

    So, I'd have to say I'd pass unless I was having very worrisome non-MS symptoms that were not explainable on a 3.0 machine.
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    I feel exactly the same way, SuzE-Q. It might have been fascinating some years ago. Nowadays I don't mind thinking of the MS as something that is there and that is going to do what it's going to--and it's up to no good, but why poke around so much to find out what it's doing? I no longer turn up rocks to see what's crawling around under them either. Been there, done that.

    Howie, I plead innocent about your fillings. I suggest you question that cat. She looks like a perp to me.
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    There was a time when I would have been fascinated at the inner workings and status of my brain and would have relished the opportunity to get inside a 7.0 tesla magnet.

    Now...not so much. I just can't see any therapeutic benefit to knowing the intricacies and extent of decline anymore and I've lost my inquisitiveness, maybe because I am very aware that it's just not going to show anything good, since that's not what such microscopic examination is intended to show.

    So, I'd have to say I'd pass unless I was having very worrisome non-MS symptoms that were not explainable on a 3.0 machine.

    Hello,
    I liked your response probably because I agree with it! However, I am frustrated with MRIs that show no bright and shiny lesions when my progression is obvious. So I remember my very first MRI almost 30 years ago and the dozens of now dark stars that dotted my brain. And I know that a machine that can search deeper would be more accurate.

    But I too am not sure what I would do with that information. There does come a point.....not when we stop fighting but maybe it is when we stop grabbing at every hope dangled before us. More selective grabbing?

    Anyway, just babbling but thanks for sparking thoughts.
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    I had two MRIs last month, ordered by two different doctors. Both showed the same obvious fact: my MS is progressing, more lesions are appearing in more places affecting different areas of the brain, like my speech and language skills. The doctors told me it wasn't so much to confirm that I had M S as it was to support further support.o,..
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    I am due for a brain MRI next month. I think neuro wants to see what is responsible for my regression in Cognitition: To be sure it’s not just he muscle relaxants doing this to me.

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    I had a brain MRI in Brigham’s T 7 last week. New to me was a release for the gadolinium (? sp). They said it was not a release but just an info sheet but I had to sign it so I believe it is a release.

    The machine is longer and narrower than the T 3. There is no room for headphones. They mentioned that the only other difference is that the test takes 15 minutes longer than the T3. They did have music playing in the room that I thought I could hear better than when I had headphones. I had none of the immediate side effects.

    After that, I was escorted to a T 3 machine for the spinal MRI.

    No results yet. I see the MS specialist on Thursday.

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    Good news that you had no side effects for the T7 Ann.
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