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A 26-year-old female asked:

My mri states: there is a single region of three foci of t2 prolongation within the white matter. neurologist isn't worried. what does this mean?

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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No worries: This report means that this tissue has different characteristics (has more water) than the surrounding tissue. That being said, the significance of any test finding - i.e., blood, ECG, imaging or other - depends on the context of your overall picture. So, in the greater scheme of things, your neurologist apparently feels these findings aren't significant. Hope that helps.

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Last updated Nov 19, 2017

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