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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Covering the bases: That signal that is seen in patients who age is seen very frequently. Most of the time it is what has become known as microangiopathic disease or smal ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience in Radiology
See below: These findings are not uncommon in older persons. They are nonspecific but are more frequently related to chronic small vessel ischemic disease from d ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
THAT RESULT IS: Consistent with small blood vessel atherosclerotic cerebrovascular disease. Very common in patients with hypertension and or diabetes, but unusual if ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience in Urology
Poor function.: If a testicle has atrophied, then there is a loss of function is that testicle. How much function is lost depends on the degree of atrophy. Functions ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Shrinkage of brain: Atrophy of brain occurs to a small extent as all of us age, but accelerates with dementia, especially alzheimer's disease. Brain atrophy can be a bad ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
MRI: You can talk to your doctor about what this finding means in the context of your clinical picture, but usually what you are describing is an incidenta ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Loss of brain cells: This is a finding on either a CT scan or MRI of the brain. It is commonly seen in the elderly and can be a normal finding as we age. We tend to lose n ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Pulliam
54 years experience in Neurosurgery
Unrelated: Assuming the patient's concerns are fully listed in "CONDITIONS", the MRI is unrelated to those issues.
A female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience in Internal Medicine
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she ha ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Stroke: These small micro vascular changes seen on MRI are called "lacunar infarcts", which is a result of uncontrolled blood pressure for a long time.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Radiology terms: This is specialized radiology terminology and isn't helpful by itself. The radiologist should provide a conclusion at end of report as to what it all ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Maybe nonspecific: If you have migraine, such white matter lesions are usually posterior, and if you had head trauma, the location may be more anterior, but both head an ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience in Neurology
Lacunar Infarct?: I don't really don't understand your question. A lacunar infarct is a type of stroke that is usually due to uncontrolled, long standing hypertension.
A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Question?: Not sure of your question. Nonetheless if you are asking about your MRI findings, it depends on the context. Suggest you discuss with your ordering ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience in Neurology
Degenerative disease: A large group of sporadic and inherited disorders with symptom onset in the 5th decade of life. Main manifestations include ataxia, first in the legs ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
MRI results: could mean a lot of different things. Need more information to help you. A virtual consult may help you.
A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
On imaging...: Decreased volume of cortex diffusely seen on imaging, typically.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Hard to say: Discuss this with the doctor that ordered the test.
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A female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Symptoms?: Need more information. Clinical course? Do you have HTN or DM? Are you Right handed. Any problems with mood, temper, thinking, memory etc?
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience in Radiology
Nothing to cure: But try to prevent further damage. Maxillary sinus polyp is nothing to worry about unless sinus symptoms, then ENT consult. Partial empty sella ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
As above: I hope s/he is being seen by a neurologist , if this the case discuss u question with him.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Vita
Specializes in Psychiatry
It is hard...: ...to comment on an MRI without knowing clinical details. The radiologist should have put his/her impression in the report and that may provide addit ... Read More
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