To anyone who has any knowledge or experience with MRIs, I need some advice.
I had an MRI of my brain without contrast in the middle of November, so it has been almost three months. It came back normal. The machine used had a 1.5 Tesla magnet, which is not the strongest one (3 is). Also, the slice spacing of the images was "6", which seems large and as if it could miss a tumor, especially if it was small.
My question is, what are the chances of my MRI missing a small tumor? Can a tumor grow a significant amount in three months? If someone had an MRI done and began having symptoms a month later, would anything have shown up on the MRI?
I had a neurologist look at the paper copies of the scan and he said they're as normal as normal gets. I'm just worried because it was done without contrast, not with the strongest machine, and it was three months ago. Anyone have any idea how reliable my MRI results are?!