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Abnormal White Matter On Ct Scan
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
Possibly: At your age, deep white matter ischemic changes are not common. There are a few possibilities: either you have engaged in activities that have harmed your brain (ie- excessive alcohol intake or other toxins), or you are predisposed to small vessel disease (common in diabetics) or it is possible that a demyelinating condition like ms can cause this appearance. I would recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more
I been going through this for 7 years still no answers. Mri and CT scan t2 hyperintensity nonspecific hyppoattenuation within white matter.
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I also had a CT scan of the brain which showed I had chronic ischemic white matter disease. I am only 43!. Is this too age related? Thank you, Patty
What disease would be indicated if a CT scan showed a reduction of grey and white matter in the brain?
Long list. : See brain atrophy at rightdiagnosis.Com. Discuss concerns with your doctor and a neurologist. ...Read more
Why do doctors ask to do MRI and CT scan and all I get is all normal. But it say nonspecific hypoattenuation within white matter t2 flair hyperintensi?
Artifact. : What it does show is a nonspecific finding that the radiologist cannot define exactly what the character is. Also it does not show any signs specific for a disease process, tumor ,cancer or other lesion. At best your primary care doctor maybe reorder another study in three months to one year later to see if there is any change if the reason you had in the first place persists. ...Read more
When a neurologist says age related dense white matter and says don't ever have a CT scan to the head.What would your answer be? I have a sinus cyst.
I'm puzzled: If you have sinus issue, best visualization comes from cat scan techniques. Guess the white matter lesions were seen on an mri, but, if "dense", at your age of 45, not sure what that might mean either. Seems to be a communication issue here. Sit down and have a lengthy conversation and clear up these issues. ...Read more
When a neurologist says age related dense white matter and says don't ever have a CT scan to the head.What would your answer be, and I have a sinus cyst?
Doesn't make sense: Typically the white matter becomes less dense as people age due to small vessel ischemic changes. The comment made regarding don't ever have a ct scan may relate to concerns that could be raised due to ct findings related to aging of the brain. This is not a reason not to have a ct scan if it is indicated. ...Read more
Mom is 79 brain CT scan: moderate cerebral volume loss, mild widening of the cortical sulci, mild white matter microvasc. Ischemic disease serious?
Depends: Most likely these are aging changes that have occurred with time. ...Read more
Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more
White matter is one of the two components of the central nervous system and consists of glial cells and myelinated axons that transmit signals from one region of the cerebrum to another and between the cerebrum and lower brain centers. White matter tissue of the freshly cut brain appears pinkish white to the naked eye because myelin is composed largely of lipid ...Read more
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