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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?

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 more

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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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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?

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

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I need help with understanding my MRI of brain and sella.?

I need help with understanding my MRI of brain and sella.?

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

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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?

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?

Mass General Imaging: We can take a look at your imaging if you'd like -- we just recently launched a second opinion service. For more information, please visit our practice website http://www.Massgeneralimaging.Org/secondopinion. ...Read more

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How to interpret MRI of brain and neck?

How to interpret MRI of brain and neck?

MRI : Do you have a specific question you could post? The general question of how to interpret an MRI is beyond the scope of the HealthTap forum. ...Read more

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Why did a MRI of brain showed "nonspecific white matter"?

Why did a MRI of brain showed "nonspecific white matter"?

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

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What MRI machine is beneficial to perform the MRI of brain?

What MRI machine is beneficial to perform the MRI of brain?

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

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Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

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 more

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Does RA show on MRI of brain?

Does RA show on MRI of brain?

No : But it can show up on a cervical spine MRI at cervical spine level c1/c2. ...Read more

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Can migraines be seen with mri. of brain head?

Can migraines be seen with mri. of brain head?

Sometimes: migraines are associated with some nonspecific MRI findings, but the MRI changes are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Would a MRI of brain without contrast show any infection ?

Would a MRI of brain without contrast show any infection ?

Possibly: But not definitively! needs contrast to better define the location and extent. ...Read more

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I am a 34 yr old female with multiple problems that began quickly. Mri of brain showed results consistent with als. What should I do?

Usually... : Als is a clinical diagnosis. But. Als is significant. Many universities have special ALS clinics. The nearby univ of pa has one. Call your local university neurology dept. This is an important resource - the local ALS specialty clinic. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

Vertigo: Are you being treated. Often a combination of antivert (meclizine) and prednisone will help. Also, for some people the cause of the vertigo is from an otolith. ENT or therapist can do a special head MANIPULATION to relieve symptoms ...Read more

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Would MRI of brain and emg being normal rule out ALS or MS 33 yr old male.

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 more

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I see dark spots in the corner of my eyes when i look to the far left or right? MRI of brain was clean

I see dark spots in the corner of my eyes when i look to the far left or right? MRI of brain was clean

Not likely brain: Visual symptoms like you describe, which change depending upon where you look, are uncommon to be from a brain disorder. An eye disorder is more likely. ...Read more

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When going under anesthesia . what other than benzo,s can be used for MRI of brain an lumber spine ?

When  going under anesthesia . what other than benzo,s can be used     for MRI of brain an lumber spine ?

Sedation for MRI: When very strong sedation is needed, fentanyl or propofol can be used, but they may require some monitoring and or airway management, as they can interfere with breathing. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Dr. Matthew Keener
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Mri Of Brain (Definition)

MRI is an imaging study that uses magnetic frequency to visualize internal structures. It is safe during pregnancy, but cannot be performed on patients with metal implants because of ...Read more