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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?

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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Mri (Definition)

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


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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.?

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

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What could an abnormal brain MRI mean, besides ca?

What could an abnormal brain MRI mean, besides ca?

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

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How long does it usually take to get brain MRI results?

How long does it usually take to get brain MRI results?

It depends.....: Usually MRI results are read by the radiologist early on... Within a day and usually right away. However, the results must usually be given to your doctor which may take a few days... It's a good idea to ask your doctor this question. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many days to get results on a brain mri?

Can you let me know how many days to get results on a brain mri?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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What kind of profession deciphers the results of brain mri?

Neuroradiologist: Is a more specialized radiologist who has years of training interpreting MRI scans. I have 28 years experience reading MRI studies. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal brain MRI in 10 year old?

Possible reasons for abnormal brain MRI in 10 year old?

MRI: Unfortunately there are textbooks filled with MRI brain abnormalities. What specifically is the abnormality? ...Read more

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What to do if I'm really scared to get a brain MRI scan results?

What to do if I'm really scared to get a brain MRI scan results?

Meet with your doc: Meet with your doctor to go over the results of your mri. Your doctor can help explain the results and answer any questions you may have. ...Read more

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What would abnormal ENG findings suggest? They recommened a brain mri.

What would abnormal ENG findings suggest? They recommened a brain mri.

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

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Is it common to see a abnormality in a brain MRI and see something not abnormal in an angiogram?

Is it common to see a abnormality in a brain MRI and see something not abnormal in an angiogram?

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

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Will the medication tamoxifen effect the results of a MRI of the brain? Would this medication cause the brain MRI to be inaccurate?

Tamoxifen MRI: Tamoxifen can sometimes cause neurological side effects such as mood changes. However, there is no data that suggests that tamoxifen changes the anatomy or imaging of the brain. Tamoxifen is a very effective anti-estrogen drug for breast cancer prevention and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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

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What does it mean when brain MRI results state "arteries are patent? "

What does it mean when brain MRI results state "arteries are patent? "

Good news.: The blood vessels supplying your brain are not narrowed or blocked. These are the cerebral arteries. ...Read more

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My ctscan and brain MRI normal but EEG test abnormal what is the problem ans solution?

My ctscan and brain MRI normal but EEG test abnormal what is the problem ans solution?

Ask your doctor.: Why don't you ask the doctor who ordered the tests. One will need to know the specifics of the eeg report to offer any other advice. ...Read more

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Result of brain mri: no white matter lesions or masses are seen. What the meaning of it?

Result of brain mri: no white matter lesions or masses are seen. What the meaning of it?

Normal: This is a very reassuring report that essentially summarizes careful evaluation of the different sequences in the mri. The conclusion is that it is a normal study. ...Read more

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What is a gray matter hyperintensity of 3mm on a brain MRI result? (Just trying to understand my 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

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If a radiologist decides not to use contrast during a brain Mri, does it indicate that they have seen nothing abnormal?

If a radiologist decides not to use contrast during a brain Mri, does it indicate that they have seen nothing abnormal?

Not: Necessarily. That is one possibility. However, it could also be possible that the non contrast MRI already specifically delineates a particular abnormality, and no contrast is necessary, or that the indication for the MRI is such that contrast would not be routinely employed. ...Read more

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I did brain MRI this morning and one of the results was: there is evidence of cavum septum pellucidum what does that means?

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

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I did brain MRI some of the results are: there's signal void from the interior and posterior circulation. What does it means?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My brain MRI results say "patchy t2 hyperintensity, likely a sequelae of inflatmmation", what does that mean?

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