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     I am the main carer for my mum and she been on her first line of treatment since Nov 2022 for extensive bone mets. She managed to have her first CT scan and bone scan after 4 months after hospital delays. We are still awaiting results and I received a call from the oncologist secretary requesting an MRI of her spine for staging. 

That’s just trigger my anxiety off. Can anyone share any knowledge or experience of this ?


  • Hi  

    I don't have any experience of having a MRI scan but I noticed that your post hadn't had any replies yet. Responding to you will 'bump' it back to the top of the discussion list where it has more chance of being spotted.


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  • Hi there, I’ve had an MRI of my spine as my bone scan showed up a T4 fracture…I think it gives a more in-depth look at what’s going on. I had a CT scan bone scan and MRI at the beginning and have just had my second CT scan. Diagnosed in December 22

  • I have had 2 MRIs, both looking at my liver. The process for a liver takes about 30 minutes end to end and involves lots of breath holding. The machine is noisy, but you wear ear defenders. The tube is smaller in diameter than a CT but has airflow. I find it best to just close my eyes. The MRI shows more detail on the area they are concerned about, so complements the other scans. Don’t be surprised if she also gets asked to have a PET-CT to complete the set!