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Abnormal Brain Mri Results
What is a gray matter hyperintensity of 3mm on a brain MRI result? (Just trying to understand my results :))
Depends on image: Magnetic resonance imaging with and without gadolinium contrast shows hyperintensity depending on type of images, T1, T2, diffusing weighted or flair view. Each type of image views can because by various ideologies, including ischemia, plaques, infection, growth, bleed. Gray matter hyperintensity simply means changes seen based on the type of image. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
How to read brain MRI can't wait for results want to know if abnormal can be easily noticed on images I hav of result?
Really?: Okay, you actually want us to teach you how to be a neuroradiologist in 400 words or less? Not very realistic. Sorry. ...Read more
I went for a brain MRI just for a check up and the results is abnormal. I will see a neurologist on monday. Very nervous what it can be.?
Some thots: Do not have info regarding the "abnormal" findings, but not unique to have spots in white matter secondary to prior head injury or migraine, and some medications can cause these. In older pts, the spots may be due to hardening of the arteries. The MRI findings need to correlate with your clinical problems, not just an isolated radiological finding. ...Read more
Many things: There are many causes of an abnormal MRI other than cancer. This list is not all inclusive but may give you an idea of the number of disorders causing an abnormality. Vascular causes include stroke, hemorrhage, a-v malformations, demyelination from ms, lymes disease, infectious causes, hiv, abscess, viral infections, metabolic disorders such as wilson's disease, leukodystrophies and age related dis. ...Read more
Varies: Every testing facility has a different turn around time. The results then get sent to your doctor, and each office has a unique turn around time as well. ...Read more
Need more info: You have not provided any results to discuss. ...Read more
How long does it take to get results from a brain MRI? I had it Monday, it's now Saturday and I haven't heard anything. I'm worried.
Depends on center: Most imaging center and hospital radiologists will create a formal report of your study any where from within a few hours to a few days of your scan. This is then sent to the ordering physician. How quickly they review these reports and contact you is unknown but you should call their office and set up an appointment to review your results. ...Read more
Brain MRI in august was normal, getting another one next week for mri with contrast, what are the chances this one will be abnormal with the contrast?
Unable to answer. The: Answer depends on your condition & what the doctor thinks is the diagnosis. If the original MRI truly didn't show an abnormality, then 99% of diagnoses won't show just because you repeat with contrast. (U run the risk of contrast exposure for no reason). Your question is complex. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to ur prescribing doctor about alternative ways to get diagnosed based on symptoms, not MRI ...Read more
Neurologic problem: An electronystagmogram (ENG) checks the neural signals to the eye muscles while your vision or field of view is altered. An abnormality may point to a functional problem (problem with way nerves are firing) or an anatomic problem (some abnormal structure/growth seen on brain MRI). Depending on what / how fast your symptoms developed, functional problems are more likely but talk to your Neurologist ...Read more
Sort of: An MRI is very sensitive but not always as specific. It picks up images that appear abnormal. They may require further studies to determine whether it is something of significance. An angiogram may find that what appeared to be a lesion on MRI was not as serious as first thought. ...Read more
Doctors I need an answer fast, it's 12 am an I have I get a brain MRI at 8 am. I've been eating. Will this affect results?!
MRI: Nope. Not in any way!Get a more detailed answer ›
Will the medication tamoxifen effect the results of a MRI of the brain? Would this medication cause the brain MRI to be inaccurate?
If brain MRI results are bad but not urgent how long will they take to come back? Also, can you get them over the phone if they're normal? Thanks
Usually: Read by radiologist the same day. Your doctor or doctors associate can call with results as soon as they are back. Should be back 48-72 hours after having the test done. Unless Friday. May take an extra day or two. If they do not call you. Call office for results ...Read more
Good news.: The blood vessels supplying your brain are not narrowed or blocked. These are the cerebral arteries. ...Read more
If a radiologist decides not to use contrast during a brain Mri, does it indicate that they have seen nothing abnormal?
I did brain MRI this morning and one of the results was: there is evidence of cavum septum pellucidum what does that means?
Likely nothing wrong: The "septum pellucidum" is an anatomical structure in the brain that separates what are known as the 3rd ventricles. In the fetus, it actually begins as a "cavum" form (meaning the structure is split down the middle). Normally, it later after birth. But sometimes it doesn't or in other circumstances it may re-split (head trauma, seen in boxers as well as seen in nontraumatic conditions). ...Read more
Will tamoxifen/nolvadex effect the results of an MRI of the brain? I am taking this medication and just had a brain MRI done.
I did brain MRI some of the results are: there's signal void from the interior and posterior circulation. What does it means?
Need more info: This is likely a statement from the findings section of the mri. Please check the final impression of the report and review the results of your scan with your doctor who ordered the scan. Unfortunately, it is difficult to provide you with more information without seeing the images and reviewing the report. ...Read more
Brain MRI result:there is signal void from the anterior and posterior circulation. Is this good or bad? Should I worry and seek for help?
More context needed: The best answer to your question will come from the person who ordered the test. The words used are radiology "shop talk" and often don't mean much in and of themselves. Most of the time, no worries...Sometimes, yes. Since you're so young ; since you've had not just an MRI but mra too then, again, your physician must've had reason to order these tests. They will have the answers you seek. ...Read more
Brain MRI result: there is no signal void from the anterior and posterior circulation what's the medical definition of it and is it bad or not?
Signal Void Brain: On mri, in certain sequences there should be a lack of signal (ie. A black appearance) within the blood vessels. This normal appearance suggests that blood is flowing normally within these blood vessels. If there is a lack of signal void, this could suggest either abnormal blood flow or a complete lack of blood flow. This is abnormal and is concerning. Oftentimes this is associated with a stroke. ...Read more
My brain MRI results say "patchy t2 hyperintensity, likely a sequelae of inflatmmation", what does that mean?
Context: If you had a recent concussion or mild traumatic brain injury, then this MRI finding suggests an area of bruising of the brain that is now recovering. If no recent injury, then this suggests some other process causing inflammation in that region of your brain (and there are many possible causes of inflammation other than injury). Your doctor can tell you more. ...Read more
Got a brain Mri with and without contrast. No Abnormal findings In both. Been dizzy For Over a Month now. What should I do?
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