I'm 5 months post op from a partial nephrectomy. I'm considered stage 1 but I've been having some new symptoms so my primary doctor is sending me for a MRI of my brain. I'm a little nervous but I'm used to all the doctors always saying I'm fine so I just figure it's nothing. Does the MRI of the brain include the whole skull and upper part of neck. Reason for asking is that I've had a swollen tonsil for many months and that is not normal for me. I'm hoping it shows up on the MRI so I can have peace of mind that it's nothing to worry about.