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Abnormal marrow signal

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
Radiology 25 years experience
Need to discuss with Dr.: Diffuse marrow replacement processes can be seen on mri. The biggest concerns are anemia, metastatic disease and lymphoma/leukemia among others. Your ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Masiello
Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Probably nothing: Abnromal marrow signal without any accompanying lesions is probably insignifcnat. The doctor who ordered the MRI should review its results with you.
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A male asked:
Dr. Carlin Ridpath
Diagnostic Radiology 29 years experience
Mass vs benign: What body part was imaged? Was it the spine or a long bone, such as the femur or humerus? Could be a mass or benign entity, such as spinal hemangioma ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Nothing w/o symptoms: What was the reason the MRI was obtained in the 1st place? Without knowing the symptoms, the MRI results are meaningless. This "heterogeneous marrow s... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
Radiology 23 years experience
Depends: This finding can be a sign of anemia or a much more significant problem with the bone marrow. Feel free to set up a virtual consult and I'd be happy ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Low marrow signal: I would like the radiologist' s opinion as to the significance of low bone marrow signal on MRI. Your physician should sit down with the radiologist t... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
End plate changes: It is a manifestation of degenerative disc disease/arthritis that involves the part of the vertebral body bone that sits against the disc(called the e... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 41 years experience
Usually a finding : Most consistent with aging but should be evaluated with some simple blood and urine testing by your doctor as sometimes it can be an early sign of sev... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sivakumar Jaikumar
26 years experience
Clarification: Any history of trauma? Infection esr is mildly elevated...Would repeat ESR to see trend. Was the MRI done with contrast? If you are worried abou... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It is insignificant: Marrow signal reported in a MRI is rarely helpful. its significance, if any, is minimal. I would not be concerned about it. Just focus on the Meningio... Read More
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