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Abnormal Mri Of Brain Images
What areas of brain does "mri brain stem w/o dye" image or cover?Is mra included in above and does it like mra image or look for cerebral aneurysm?
Whole brain stem: The MRI would look at your entire brainstem, shown in the picture. The brainstem is the lower part of your brain that controls breathing and heartrate. An mra (magentic resonance angiogram) is not the same, and would be ordered as a separate test with dye injection. An mra looks at blood vessels for aneurysyms, obstructions, or tears, while an MRI looks for tumors, demyelination, or strokes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Had mri of brain came back abnormal, dr said I have sodium spot on brain. but did not go in to it any further. could this cause numbness in left leg?
White matter diseas?: I'm not sure what a "sodium spot" is, but if you've ever had trouble with your electrolytes before (hyponatremia), then it could be sign of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) - perhaps a limited type. CPM can cause paralysis & numbness. Usually it's more dramatic. If the MRI report suggests "white matter disease", it can be from a stroke & cause numbness. W/o seeing report & MRI pics, hard to know ...Read more
Review with your doc: Your doctor who ordered this study can review it with you and help explain anatomy and findings. If you are just reading the report, it will be difficult to understand. ...Read more
Any place I can send my MRI of brain for a second opinion? I was told I have a 3 mm lesion found on left side of brain...Any help please?
Common finding: The scan probably read as "non specific white matter changes" which is can be seen in scans of people with migraine. This is a fairly common statement in a radiology report. The findings should be correlated with your physician's evaluation. There may be a reason to repeat the MRI in six months to a year. ...Read more
MRI of Brain: Most mr machines can now do images of the brain and the body - so as to a more "beneficial" machine most can do the job well. ...Read more
Probably not stroke: Multiple small areas of signal abnormality in the brain can result from many things. In older patients or patients with risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes, these often do indicate previous strokes. This would be very uncommon in a 30 yo. Multiple "lesions" are usually nonspecific and can result from migraines, demyelinating disease (ms) or autoimmune conditions among other things. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possibly: But not definitively! needs contrast to better define the location and extent. ...Read more
Lab says my testisterone is low. Dr says i need MRI of brain before he treats. Is this standard procedure? Seems expensive and excessive to me.
Usually not needed: If you truly have low testosterone, one needs to see if the problem is in the testicles or the pituitary/hypothalamus. If lh and fsh levels are high, the problem is in the testicles. If they are not high, one gets a prolactin level. If this is high, an MRI of the pituitary makes sense to do. If you have a normal prolactin, no headaches or visual changes, an MRI is usually not needed. ...Read more
I have viral labrynthitus, and awful vertigo for a month now. Mri of brain came back normal. How much longer does this last? The vertigo is ruining my
Never say never: Yes, it is quite unlikely you have either ALS or MS, considering your test results. Hasn't the person who ordered these tests for you discussed this? In medicine, few things are certain, but it is time to consider less serious causes of your symptoms. Muscle twitching is very common, and is often caused by benign conditions, such as exercise regimen changes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I see dark spots in the corner of my eyes when i look to the far left or right? MRI of brain was clean
When going under anesthesia . what other than benzo,s can be used for MRI of brain an lumber spine ?
There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?
?nerve palsy: Keep seeking answers, as a normal MRI is very good news and rules out stroke etc., you may have a nerve palsy of some sort, severe sinus infection causing facial parasthesias, lymes disease, variant herpes zoster infection, etc. Hopefully a diagnosis will be forthcoming, so you can start to get better. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer