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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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Daughter had brain MRI for big head, they found that bright spot not seen in prostery pituitary is not seen and antierior pituitary is 3 mm in height?

Daughter had brain MRI for big head, they found that bright spot not seen in prostery pituitary is not seen and antierior pituitary is 3 mm in height?

Possibly something: MRI is used to see if there is too much fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus), but other findings can be found. Brain Tumor per se is NOT presented this way. Heridtary Diseases that give Growths int he brain typically have > 1 of these bright spots.
So, you'd know more than me. Others in the family with Elephant man disease or Tuberous sclerosis? No, then not that. Can be in a lot. Can be just there ...Read more

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Brain mri-white spots/migraines. Told this is abnormal for 39 y/o. Dad & grandma-early onset dementia (50s). Do white spots = dementia in my future?

Brain mri-white spots/migraines. Told this is abnormal for 39 y/o. Dad & grandma-early onset dementia (50s). Do white spots = dementia in my future?

...hold on cowgirl!!: I've seen lots of scanned images with "white spots" that turned out to be artifact rather than tissue pathology...Similar to having a dirty lens on your microscope! There are some genetic markers for certain types of dementias that would be much more useful to you...And all it takes is a swab of the buccal mucosa inside your mouth, and, of course, a little money! Seek more opinions on "white dots". ...Read more

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Had normal brain MRI in 2014 (headaches and optical migraines). Doc mentioned white spots apparently from the headaches. It scared me tho. Common?

Had normal brain MRI in 2014 (headaches and optical migraines). Doc mentioned white spots apparently from the headaches. It scared me tho. Common?

Mixed bag: This web article is on point: http://www. Dizziness-and-balance. Com/disorders/central/pvm. Htm
About half of normal folks over 65 have T2 abnormalities (white spots).
Folks in their 40s with migraines can also present this way. It is nonspecific though so a repeat MRI in a patient with continued symptoms could be considered, mostly since there is little risk due to MRI in patients who can have them ...Read more

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I have high calcium levels, brain MRI showed spots in white matter, pain on right side abdomin. Dr mentioned aphasia-can all these be realted? I'm 41

I have high calcium levels, brain MRI showed spots in white matter, pain on right side abdomin. Dr mentioned aphasia-can all these be realted? I'm 41

Possible: Exact scenario may be hard. Need ct of chest, abdomen, & pelvis to rule out any cancer that could cause high calcium or sarcoidosis. If not done, need parathyroid and vitamin d levels. It may be that you take calcium or Tums that increased your calcium in blood which if high enough causes confusion and weakness. If so, brain findings may relate to a virus possibly herpes vs others. ...Read more

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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

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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

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When a radiologist two says they don't know what's causing lesions in brain and just had a new brain MRI and they third radioologist says when I asked him about a big white spot in back of brain if it could be a tumor he just said it most likely they big

When a radiologist two says they don't know what's causing lesions in brain and just had a new brain MRI and they third radioologist says when I asked him about a big white spot in back of brain if it could be a tumor he just said it most likely they big

See neurologist: There are many reasons for 'lesions' or 'white spots' but there shouldn't be many in someone aged 48. Would suggest seeing a neurologist for thorough evaluation and correlation between spots and clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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CT scan showed spot on brain! MRI showed nothing why? Which one is right?

CT scan showed spot on brain! MRI showed nothing why? Which one is right?

Discuss with Doctors: We can not comment on the results of the MRI and CAT SCAN. We don't know why the tests were ordered and what does the spot mean and it's location and interpretation by the Radiologist. You have to discuss these findinngs as they apply to you based on your clinical status ...Read more

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Every time I cough my head hurts more in the same spot. I have a brain mri scheduled, is it safe to take antihistamine to stop cough? I’m concerned.

Every time I cough my head hurts more in the same spot. I have a brain mri scheduled, is it safe to take antihistamine to stop cough? I’m concerned.

Cough: To suppress a dry hacking cough it is safe for you to take an antihistamine combined in cough syrup that has dextromethorphan (antihistamine DM elixir). The antihistamine may cause some drowsiness. You can ask your pharmacist to recommend one. Claritin is a non drowsy antihistamine but on its own, may not suppress a hacking cough. ...Read more

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Had brain mri/wcontrast. Small spot rt side seen by neuro said hypertension maybe but no ms. Should I be worried. Taking 81mg aspirin now mra of neck nex?

Had brain mri/wcontrast. Small spot rt side seen by neuro said hypertension maybe but no ms. Should I be worried. Taking 81mg aspirin now mra of neck nex?

Small white spot: A single small white spot should not be cause for concern. It can be caused by high blood pressure. Since you have high blood pressure, it makes sense to use a little aspirin. We see white spots in 50% of our brain MRI's up here.

If you also have headaches, it is reasonable to have the MRA test. Otherwise I am not sure why this test was ordered. ...Read more

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How likely am I to be diagnosed with ms? I originally went to the doctor for numbness and tingling in my hand and foot and have gotten severe pain in my opposite arm and hip on two occasions. One white spot was found on my brain mri, minor degenerative c

How likely am I to be diagnosed with ms? I originally went to the doctor for numbness and tingling in my hand and foot and have gotten severe pain in my opposite arm and hip on two occasions. One white spot was found on my brain mri, minor degenerative c

Hard to say: One white spot on brain MRI is nonspecific. If it is in a particular area (corpus callosum) it would be more concerning, otherwise it could have been from prior brain infection (encephalitis) or trauma (shearing injury). Your symptoms are a bit more worrisome. Perhaps a spinal fluid analysis will help. Neurology consult would be useful. ...Read more

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Had brain MRI no contrast. The tech said she was concerned I had a abnormality on my pituitary gland cause it should up bright white. What does mean?

Had brain MRI no contrast. The tech said she was concerned I had a abnormality on my pituitary gland cause it should up bright white. What does mean?

Pituitary: Follow up with your doctor. Most abnormalities of the pituitary can be treated but don't take what the tech is saying as having meaning beyond the fact that you should follow up with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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Pituitary bright spot on brain MRI not seen in toddler, does this mean she has mean Diabetes Insipidus? Or can it be still functioning?

Neuroradiologist: Need more clinical information to answer your question. Have your MRI read by a doctor that can best answer your question and recommend the next step, not sure why MRI done, that would also help answer your question ...Read more

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How can a brain MRI be done?

How can a brain MRI be done?

MRI: You will be asked to rest on your back and not move your head during the mri. You will be moved into the scanner. The MRI machine has enormously powerful magnets which will orient hydrogen molecules into a single direction. When a when the magnet energy is changed, the hydrogen atoms give off energy which will be picked up by the computer. ...Read more

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What are the dangers caused by a brain mri?

What are the dangers caused by a brain mri?

None: They will give you screening form to assess for any possible contraindications but assuming three are none, its very very safe. ...Read more

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What kinds of things show up on a brain mri?

NUMEROUS ITEMS: Brain MRI is quite precise and allows very discrete images of large and small strokes, areas of old or new bleeding, abnormal blood vessels and tumors, congenital brain malformations, focal and diffuse areas of inflammation, such as infections or multiple sclerosis or vasculitis, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: brain mri?

What is the definition or description of: brain mri?

Magnetic field: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technique that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body. ...Read more

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Would a chirari almost always be seen on a brain mri?

Would a chirari almost always be seen on a brain mri?

I assume you: Mean Chiari malformations? Yes, they should be seen on brain MRIs. ...Read more

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Brain MRI cavernous angioma?

Commonly seen on MRI: Cavernous angioma is a cluster of tiny but abnormal blood vessels that can be seen in the brain or spinal cord. Many people never experience symptoms from a cavernous angioma and may never even know they have one. They do have a tendency to bleed and depending on the location and size, they can cause seizures or other neurologic symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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Is a neg brain MRI enough to rule out ms?

Is a neg brain MRI enough to rule out ms?

Multiple sclerosis: A normal brain MRI can USUALLY exclude multiple sclerosis as a diagnosis. However, it depends on the quality of the MRI and whether the proper sequences (e.g FLAIR and sometimes Gadolinium) were performed. Even with a good MRI, 5% of patients with MS will have normal MRIs. A neurologist can diagnose multiple sclerosis based upon your neurologic symptoms over time, even if the MRI is normal. ...Read more

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What is a t2 fluid signal in a brain mri?

What is a t2 fluid signal in a brain mri?

T2: Technique shows fluid or fluid containing tissues to be bright (or white) on mri. For example, the ventricles will be bright white on t2 as they contain cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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White matter. Found in brain MRI. What is this?

White matter. Found in brain MRI. What is this?

White matter: White matter is ALWAYS found in brain MRI because white matter is a normal part of brain tissue. You're looking at an MRI report, aren't you? The 1 responsible for interpreting an MRI report is the 1 who ordered it. If (s)he can't, then (s)he's obligated to find someone who can. You've left out something on the report. You're wasting your time here. See or call your doctor & ask. ...Read more

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Is a brain MRI the same thing as a head/ face mri?

Is a brain MRI the same thing as a head/ face mri?

Brain MR=head MR: Brain MRI is the same as a head mri. Parts of the face are covered on this study but if the area of concern is the face then a different set of imnages will be obtained. ...Read more

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Can a brain mri without contrast detect signs of MS?

Yes, it can: MRI is definitely terrific in demonstrating MS lesions. The newer ones which would be contrast positive allow us to make treatment decisions and changes. The older lesions can be seem chronically on a non-contrast MRI. ...Read more