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Can MRI detect multiple myeloma?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful imaging technique that offers detailed views of soft tissues, including the bone marrow. For multiple myeloma, an MRI can effectively identify bone marrow involvement, detect bone lesions and assess the extent of the disease. The advantage of MRI over some other imaging methods is its superior soft tissue contrast, allowing radiologist to differentiate between active myeloma lesions and other changes in the bone marrow. While MRIs provide valuable insights, a holistic approach combining MRI findings with other diagnostic tests and clinical evaluations ensures a comprehensive understanding and accurate diagnosis.

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