My 1st brain MRI last March was negative for any disease. Still not feeling well, actually worse, so am thinking about asking my neuro to have another one (my ins. is different so shouldn't balk at being only 8 mos). Last MRI was a 1.5T power done at a commercial imaging center; don't know if the MRI sequence protocol was followed or not. This time will have done at the academic medical center where I see my Neuro (also where I work). Does it matter where you get MRI done? Is it reasonable to try for a 3T power?
Another question I have is about cancer. Would any MRI of the brain show cancer or is there a certain MRI method for looking for that? I have another "double cousin" who has brain cancer (metastasized from lungs). Her older sister died 18 years ago from brain cancer (which spread to lungs). Double cousin means we are 1st cousins related on both sides of the family (thereby sharing all the same ancestry). Thinking about asking for imaging of lungs and also hips, where my pain seems to be the most consistent and intense.