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Brain scan says possible minor ischemic disease?

Brain scan says possible minor ischemic disease?

Maybe, maybe not: I assume the scan was a mri. I also assume you have had no symptoms of a stroke. This is not uncommon. You should have the MRI abnormality investigated, but the causes may include migraine, hypertension, and demyelination from any number of causes. The abnormality is likely a warning sign of an underlying process that needs to be addressed. Have your physician refer you for evaluation. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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I have been told that I need a brain scan..Any idea why?

I have been told that I need a brain scan..Any idea why?

Many possibilities: Probably the most common indication is worse headache of your life. Otherwise, has there been a new neurological symptom such as weakness, numbness, temporary loss of vision, loss of sensation, etc? There must have been some neurological symptom your doctor is trying to track down as to its cause. Many times the scans are normal and this helps your doc exclude an intracranial cause for symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to see signs of mental illness in a brain scan?

Is it possible to see signs of mental illness in a brain scan?

Sometimes: It's possible to see changes on mri, but the research on what that means in terms of patient care is not fully determined. Usually most mental illnesses are diagnosed through a full psychiatric intake interview, and sometimes emerge over time rather than right away. ...Read more

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Early August I got a brain scan with contrast and came back normal...is it possible that now 2 months later tumor developed?

Early August I got a brain scan with contrast and came back normal...is it possible that now 2 months later tumor developed?

Anthing possible: but 1) while I do not know much about you, I assume that you had an indication for the (NEG) scan. 2) http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/types/brain/incidence/uk-brain-and-central-nervous-system-cancer-incidence-statistics#By2 about the lowest risk age group. The more common (slow growing, NON-mailgnant) type is most likely to show up (meningioma,or pituitary) ...Read more

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Should a 28 healthy active male have a brain scan to check for defects,IF NO symps and no fam history?When should I be checked out for these things?

Should a 28 healthy active male have a brain scan to check for defects,IF NO symps and no fam history?When should I be checked out for these things?

No: From what you wrote, I see no indication for a brain scan. You may need a routine physical examination, (not a routine brain scan for no reason). Speak with your primary care doctor regarding indications for a brain scan. ...Read more

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Can i get a brain scan to see if I have real mental illness? As in real i mean it shows up on the brain scan not just from self reporting on symptoms?

Can i get a brain scan to see if I have real mental illness? As in real i mean it shows up on the brain scan not just from self reporting on symptoms?

It doesn't exactly: Work that way. Most of the work of psychiatric assessment comes from interviews, history taking ; observation. Most of the time - brain scans are not required. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of getting a brain scan?

Brain scan: To see inside living brain, for diagnosis & follow up on progress of different brain pathologies. ...Read more