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Brain Parenchymal Volume Loss
Brain shrinkage: JMac - the brain usually shrinks as we age and there is a normal rate of shrinkage.That is called " age appropriate shrinkage" If there is more, it could be associated with early onset of dementia. If there are no symptoms and memory is ok dont worry. Brain shrinkage is not a good way to determine dementia. Mental tests are. See a doc if worried thx ...Read more
Damaged area: The volume loss represents the loss of tisdsue that has been damaged. The volume of loss may not correlate with the intelligence of an individual or the degree of motor handicap. You need to review the matter with a pediatric neurologist who can look at the neuroimaging with you to explain the significance. ...Read more
Eye of Beholder: The "eye ball" observation of "volume loss for age" is extremely subjective with much intra and interobserver variation. That means readers often don't agree and are sometimes not even consistent when the same reader re-examines an image twice. Computer programs are being developed to analyse brain volumes accurately and precisely but are not in general clinical use yet. My advice, don't sweat it. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stroke volume: Cardiac output is determined by heart rate and volume of blood pumped by heart in each heartbeat (stroke volume). Increased fluid volume increases the stroke volume and therefore cardiac output. Decreased fluid volume decreases the stroke volume and therefore cardiac output. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???
Discuss w/ provider: One of the most important parts of imaging is providing meaningful and clear explanations of results to the patient and their family. There is no need for you to suffer additional hrm from being scared. Don't wait - call for a followup visit ASAP. Meanwhile - stop trying to guess at the meaning. It takes doctors years to understand these results. You'll Best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Age 23. Coma patient. Diffused axonal injury. Intraventricular hemmorhage. Bleeding in frontal lobe. Chances of survival? Any possible impairment?
Not good : Sorry about this one, but there will be a suboptimal outcome at best. Survival may be issue, talk to your doctors, and perhaps an eeg can guide decisions, but hard to predict outcome of comas. Sounds like a profound traumatic event, and since young and severe, have a family conference with the treatment team, and get all your questions answered. ...Read more
What does this mean?"Diffuse thyroid parenchymal disease with increase in parenchymal vascularity heterogenous solid nodule.."
Enhanced CT kidney 2.7x2cm homogeneous mass arising close hilum left kidney predominantly low density rising from 33HU to 62 on enhancement. Cancer?
MRI Brain/IAC for hearing loss. few scattered foci high signal in subcortical whites matter likely small vessel ischemic change. could this be MS?
See neurologist : While matters changes on brain imaging is part of the diagnosis of MS, but can well have other causes. You did not mention any of the visual, balance, coordination symptoms that generally begin the diagnostic work up. Diagnosing from an MRI itself is it good medicine. If you have concerns on their significance, see a neurologist for an exam and correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Worry? MRI:Parenchymal vol. loss of brain & min.T2 signal in periventric white matter & scatter foci of abnormT2 signal rt frontal/parietal subcortcal
Mri report-multiple old ischemic areas in the periventricular white matter bilaterally-cerebral and cerebellar atrophy. A- 72 yrs, w66kg serious? Sugge
Ischemic changes: Mri scans are sensitive for picking up signs of ischemia or old stroke. Sometimes, the patients may not have any symptoms. Sometimes the symptoms are subtle and the patients recover. The risks factors for these findings include high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, alcohol use. The best treatment is to get these risk factors under control. Work with your doctor on this. ...Read more
Can someone explain. Liver normal contour. Diffusely increased in echogenicity compatible with hepatic steatosis. 17cm in longitudinal dimension. ?
Hepatologist: The findings are consistent with a fatty liver and a hepatologist or gastroenterologist would be best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you as well as order any other appropriate testing. Fatty livers are taken quite seriously and efforts to prevent liver damage are important. ...Read more
My ultrasonography report say : diffusely increased parenchymal echogenicity of the liver of homogenous texture(bright liver) correlation liver functn?
Liver US result: This means that the ordering physician has to review the blood tests (liver enzyme tests) to interpret the meaning of the ultrasound findings. There is no single cause of increased echogenicity of the liver, so it's not safe for you to guess at a diagnosis online. ...Read more
Dad, 66, is affected with "chronic ischemic changes in periventri white matter" and "disprop prominence of ventri system c/p to cortical sulci" cure?
Chronic ischemia: What you are seeing on the mr are common aging changes seen on mr. As for a "cure" being available, not at the moment and likely years before any solution. ...Read more
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