Top
40
Doctor insights on: Brain Mri And Lyme

Share
1

1
Headaches somewhat frequently. MRI brain normal. Go for MRA Brain or MR Spectroscopy of the brain? or MRI other parts? I get free MRI/MRA services.

Headaches somewhat frequently. MRI brain normal. Go for MRA Brain or MR Spectroscopy of the brain? or MRI other parts? I get free MRI/MRA services.

MRA for h/a: MRA would show even small aneurysms, so if you are concerned it may add some additional information about the vessels, including small or stenotic vessels and the carotids. Also consider thyroid, diabetes, musculoskeletal strain ,eyestrain from computer, allergies,sinusitis, food intolerances ( MSG is classic), mitral valve prolapse,hydrocephalus should have been seen on MRI,and migraines. ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
5 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Is a pituitary MRI different from an MS brain mri?

Is a pituitary MRI different from an MS brain mri?

Merely technical: Looking directly at base of brain and pituitary requires slightly different cuts and angles, as the focus is directed to a small area of brain, but the software and pictures are handled in a similar fashion. In ms, we tend to use specialized approaches, such as flair or double inversion recovery to see the white matter spots better. Not needed for pituitary views, usually. ...Read more

3

3
Headache and dyasthesia for 1year. Neuro thinks migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods. Liver Alt 67. Worried about ms. Would MS show on Mri?

Headache and dyasthesia for 1year. Neuro thinks migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods. Liver Alt 67. Worried about ms. Would MS show on Mri?

Headaches: Yes. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques are commonly found on an MRI study along the corpus callosum, periventricular white matter, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord. A lumbar puncture with analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will make the diagnosis of MS. See the neurologist to manage the headaches and dysesthesias. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
5

5
Spinal cord lesion on t3/4, negative brain mri, positive for oligoclonal banding. Neurologist says ms. Can this be with negative brain mri?

Spinal cord lesion on t3/4, negative brain mri, positive for oligoclonal banding. Neurologist says ms. Can this be with negative brain mri?

Can occur: Although less common, isolated spinal cord involvement can be seen in absence of demonstrable brain lesions. But make certain that you do no have NMO presenting atypically, and an anti-aquaporin blood test can help confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
Could MRI and cat scans show metals contained in the brain?

Could MRI and cat scans show metals contained in the brain?

Yes: Both ct and MRI would show metal. Metal would be very bright on ct and cause serious and noticeable artifact on mri. ...Read more

7

7
Can clinical depression show up on a brain mri?

Can clinical depression show up on a brain mri?

Not likely: Traditional MRI cannot diagnosis depression, nor other "functional" problems, such as dementia, etc. Imaging such as MRI can only assess anatomy. There are functional MRI scanners which are in use, typical in research, frequently in dementia. Most applications of fmri are still experimental. ...Read more

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Can a brain aneurysm show on MRI with contrast?

Can a brain aneurysm show on MRI with contrast?

Only if large enough: MRI with contrast has a resolution limit of about 5 mm, depending on the field strength of the magnet & the spin sequence performed (resolution of time-of-flight MRI or TOF-MRI is even worse). The "gold standard" for an aneurysm is a fluoroscopic angiogram of the brain, which only interventional neurologists or radiologists perform 4 (1) known stroke or (2) genetics. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss ...Read more

11

11
Will a MRI without contrast show MS lesions? Brain and spine clear on recent mri, still having tingling/heat sensitivity. My neuro says no ms.

Will a MRI without contrast show MS lesions? Brain and spine clear on recent mri, still having tingling/heat sensitivity. My neuro says  no ms.

Likely, yes: Mri brain and cervical spine are only part of the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. However, if those non-contrast scans are negative, i'd look for other causes of your symptoms, including thyroid disturbance, high or low blood sugar, anemia, and others. Journal your symptoms, note trends and factors that worsen or improve your symptoms--that is very high-yield! good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Neuro exam,EMG, MRI of brain normal. No spinal MRI done. Weak, shaky legs and dizzy a lot. Off balance. Fatigue, fascilations. MS? GAD?Neuro?

Neuro exam,EMG, MRI of brain normal.  No spinal MRI done.  Weak, shaky legs and dizzy a lot.  Off balance.  Fatigue, fascilations. MS? GAD?Neuro?

Symptoms, tests nl: (nl=normal) It's tough to explain the cause of your symptoms, especially with a normal MRI of the brain, neuro exam and EMG. What about blood tests? What about other symptoms? There is probably a missing clue somewhere. It's not clearly in the neck. Anxiety can cause this too, but that is hard to prove. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
Could a mri/ct scan detect all brain injurys?

Could a mri/ct scan detect all brain injurys?

Nope: Sometimes you can see evedence of bleeding. With traumatic brain injury sufficient to cause changes on ct typically survival is markedly reduced. Certain types of MRI done at the right time following a brain injury can sometimes show evidence of cerebral contusion. Much of the damage done with traumatic brain injury is microscopic (too small even with diffuse axonal injury) to be seen on mri. ...Read more

14

14
Can Ct Scan damage brain , effect activity of brain?

Can Ct Scan damage brain , effect activity of brain?

No: The x ray radiation in a CT has no measurable or known effect on neural tissues. 1) dose is way too low and 2) nerves are relatively radioresistant since the cells don't reproduce very fast, if at all. There is a theoretical risk of cataracts and cancer years later, but this is incredibly small esp. for a single scan and controversial anyway. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Could brain MRI detect meniere?

Could brain MRI detect meniere?

You need 3T MRI: Look up 3t MRI and meniere's disease. I would also suggest a 32 channel MRI head coil. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
Does a MRI OF the brain show brainstem?

Does a MRI OF the brain show brainstem?

Usually: The standard MRI of brain takes images from the frontal lobes to the bottom of the brainstem, the medulla. ...Read more

18

18
Can brain herniation be seen on ct?

Can brain herniation be seen on ct?

Yes: It can be seen in a number of circumstances - tumors e.G can cause slow herniation of brain tissue into an adjacent compartment without severe symptoms whereas traumatic herniation is usually accompanied by severe symptoms (coma or even death). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
21

21
Had two spinal taps cont2.. Csf was Lyme negative... Symptoms still persist 2+ years. Brain MRI white matter foci.. Blood test results now normalizing?

Had two spinal taps cont2.. Csf was Lyme negative... Symptoms still persist 2+ years. Brain MRI white matter foci.. Blood test results now normalizing?

Work with your neuro: Specialist, so you can remain in remission. Also, with your integrative medicine doctor to help you out with lifestyle management, nutritional supplements, and ways to help with energy level support as the white matter foci are areas of concern for all. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
23

23
Limbs tingling/weak/tired/mscle crmps/tremors/trouble sensing pain and temp. 3 brain mris:30white matter lesions w/2 enhancements. No oligoclonal or Lyme in csf. Vb6 high: 86ng. No dx. Thanks 4 ideas.

Limbs tingling/weak/tired/mscle crmps/tremors/trouble sensing pain and temp. 3 brain mris:30white matter lesions w/2 enhancements. No oligoclonal or Lyme in csf. Vb6 high: 86ng. No dx. Thanks 4 ideas.

SUGGESTIONS: If not yet done, get MRI of neck and gray matter (latter using dir). If one or more lesions in either area, plus the new and old MRI lesions, almost certainly ms. Could consider cadasil, or lyme disease, but MRI data points to a different direction. Would also get an opinion at your nearest medical school. Your situation is challenging but not unique, and this can be treated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
25

25
MRI shows nonspecific flair hyperintensities in the deep and subcortical white matter. Blood work shows EBV ab VCA IgG 325.00 and Lyme P23 ab present?

MRI shows nonspecific flair hyperintensities in the deep and subcortical white matter.  Blood work shows EBV ab VCA IgG 325.00 and Lyme P23 ab present?

See details: A single positive on the Western blot means nothing. That is a negative test. Similarly a positive EBV IGG means old but not active disease. Why was the MRI ordered in the first place? ...Read more

26

26
For 2 months i've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?

For 2 months i've had symptoms which are similar to lymes disease. Lymes test neg, done CT brain scan and multiple mri's. What should I do now?

See a good doc.: Your symptoms are vague and not supported by much objective finding. This is where a good doc pays for themselves. Maybe you don't need any more testing? ...Read more

28

28
What is a brain mri?

What is a brain mri?

Magnetic imaging: MRI is a way to see what is happening with in the brain. The machine use magnetic waves to generate the information that is displayed on a computer screen. This is different than CT which uses X-rays to get the image ...Read more

29

29
When a brain MRI is necessary?

When a brain MRI is necessary?

See long answer: Your dr. Needs to exam you, and place the need for imaging, such as a “brain mri” in appropriate clinical context. There are detailed criteria that are used in making this determination. You can view them on the website for the american college of radiology appropriateness criteria: http://www.Acr.Org/quality-safety/appropriateness-criteria/diagnostic. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
30

30
I'm going for my first brain mri, what are things I should ask?

First MRI: Ask if the machine is 'closed' or 'open' . If you have difficulty in close spaces ask for an open machine. Ask what types of things you can bring with you. Metal that can be magnetized is not allowed. Ask about dental braces or metal orthopedic metal. If you are very nervous, ask about sedation. ...Read more

31

31
Looking for a specialist DR. to interpret my Brain MRI images. Thanks?

Looking for a specialist DR. to interpret my Brain MRI images.
Thanks?

MRI: The best person to interpret your MRI is the ordering physician as he has all the history which you need to.to make a definitive diagnosis from a scan ...Read more

32

32
Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

Gray spot on brain MRI - freaking out!

There is: simply not enough information to venture a guess. It could be nothing. How is it described in the MRI report? ...Read more

33

33
What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

What does a big black spot on a brain MRI mean?

Unanswerable: Many possibilities depending on sequence used, contrast, location of "spot" etc. The MRI report should provide details. ...Read more

34

34
What causes bright spots in 1 year old brain mri?

What causes bright spots in 1 year old brain mri?

Lots of things: "bright spots" on an MRI have various causes. They can range from benign, insignificant findings to infections, injuries, metabolic problems and more. An MRI is only a tool, and the findings need to be put in the context of the patient's clinical condition. Mri's are often ordered unnecessarily and then odd findings (like bright spots) can make a straightforward case much more confusing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
35

35
Can a brain mri prove how long a person has had CRPS?

Can a brain mri prove how long a person has had CRPS?

NO!: A brain MRI is USELESS in the diagnosis of Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

36

36
Hello docs, is a brain MRI common for headache sufferers?

Not uncommon, but: In well over 98% of all migraine patients, the MRI is totally normal and reassuring. I tend to do very few images these days in my migraine patients unless the neurological exam shows some suspicious abnormality raising concerns. Perhaps your doctor has similar concerns, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
37

37
What causes chronic headaches? I've had a negative brain MRI.

What causes chronic headaches? I've had a negative brain MRI.

Many causes: Headaches can be due to many causes primary headaches 1migraine 2tension headache 3cluster headaches secondary headaches 1excessive use of analgesics 2post head injury(concussion) 3cranial neuralgias due to inflammation of 12 nerves which supply motor;sensation to head;neck 4brai tumors 5high blood pressure 6sinus problems 7pseudotumor cerebri 8 other rare conditions see doctor to find out ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
38

38
Does hippocampus damage from hypoxia show up on a standard brain MRI?

Does hippocampus damage from hypoxia show up on a standard brain MRI?

Sometimes: Damage to the hippocampus may show up on MRI, especially if it is the reason the MRI is done- so that the hippocampus is examined in detail. Keep in mind though that extensive damage is ordinarily needed to show up on the MRI, and small disruptions may not show up. So there can be a damage and a normal MRI, unfortunately. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
39

39
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

See 1 more doctor answer
40

40
Can a brain MRI detect nonspecific supratentorial white matter disease?

Yes: Nonspecific white matter disease may be seen in individuals with migraine headache, can be post infectious or can be a result of hypertension and high cholesterol. At times MRI with administration of contrast is recommended to better characterize these lesions. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
657 doctors shared insights

Lyme Disease (Definition)

A tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi that results in symptoms of fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin ...Read more