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results for the mri of brain it says no significant midline abnormality is present and also says no significant abnormality of the vascular flow seen. what does not significant mean. ?

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Dr. Agustin Cabrera-santamaria
Cardiology 31 years experience
Not signf on report: Be reassured. Modifiers like “non significant” in sentences that abound on medical reports are there to allow flexibility in the answer the physician provides. When dealing with biological systems, there is always an inherent “variability” amongst patients and it doesn’t mean that there is anything “wrong” in particular.

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