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Deep White Matter High Signal Intensity
Mri brain final mild nonspecprcific high signal intensities in the pods. l high signal intensity in periventricular white matter right cerebral?
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
Mri results Scattered punctate foci of incresead T2/FLAIR signal intensity are observed inthe subcortical and deep white matter, what it means?
It usually is an: incidental age-related finding due to chronic microvascular changes, but not always. A few foci at your age are probably nothing to worry about. However, you need to talk to your doctor about what it means in your particular clinical situation. ...Read more
What does mulitple(atlest 10)tiny t2/flair hyperintense foci in cerebral white matter, predominantly subcortical and deep white matter implies?
See your doctor: Hyperintense white matter signals may mean nothing clinically or could be related to a host of diagnoses, including multiple sclerosis, autoimmune, etc. It has to be correlated to an exam and other testing to make any sense of it, a lot of times it is an incidental finding and means very little clinically. Your doctor will help you understand what this report means to you clinically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Age 66; right hearing loss; MRI; dx: mild chronic deep white matter ischemic changes in the periventricular and subcortical white matter. Please expla?
Worry? MRI:Parenchymal vol. loss of brain & min.T2 signal in periventric white matter & scatter foci of abnormT2 signal rt frontal/parietal subcortcal
When MRI show multiple foci of increased t2 weighted flair signal intensity in the deep white matter tracts, is nortriptyline 10mg the best medicine?
Unclear: The findings you describe are radiological and generally don't represent active brain pathology. Infrequently they may associated with inflammatory processes or small vessel vascular disease. I would discuss it with a neurologist. Radiological findings are not usually treated unless there is a clear disease process associated with them. ...Read more
What does 2 hyperintense foci in the right frontal white matter and 1 hyperintense
focus in the left frontal
white matter mean? migraine 20yo
Non-specific finding: The findings you list are non-specific but are frequently seen in people with a history of migraines. It may be advisable to meet with a neurologist who can go over your history, review the reason the MRI was obtained in the first place and perform a detailed neurological exam to determine if further testing is required. ...Read more
I have MS, what does few scattered foci of increased T2 signal intensity in the white matter mean from an MRI report mean?
Confirmation: If you have confirmed MS from other tests like a lumbar puncture and characteristic changes in your CSF, as well as clinical history that supports the diagnosis, then the foci of increased T2 intensity in the white matter may just be the areas in your brain that are being affected by the MS. Keeping track of these and their progression can help determine the progression of your disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MRI results: scattered nonspecific foci of T2/FLAIR signal hyperintensity w/out associated mass effect w/in the supratentorial white matter. Meaning?
It is hard...: ...to comment on an MRI without knowing clinical details. The radiologist should have put his/her impression in the report and that may provide additional information. However, the physician who ordered the MRI would be the best person from whom to seek an explanation. Wish you the best. ...Read more
High signal MRI: This finding in MRI of brain is non-specific. Most of them are due to microvascular disease associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. Some due to old damage. Also can be seen in diseases such as multiple sclerosi. Your doctor will decide if he or she should go further base on your sign and symptoms. ...Read more
Signal alteration involving the deep and Periventricular white matter is nonspecific but may represent minimal chronic microangiopathic change. ?
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What does periventricular & subcortical white matter in both hemispheres & multiple sm foci of T2 & FLAIR hyperintensity(no larger than 3mm)mean? 44yr
MRI: Well tons of reason, could be part of aging (wear and tear lesions), small strokes, infections, MS. talk to a neurologist. ...Read more
What does it mean when a MRI (brain) says there are ten small t2 hyperintense foci within the periventricular deep white matter?
On brain MRI what does "mild to moderate deep white matter flair hyperintensity burden" mean? What would cause be?
Complex question: Why did u get an MRI? FLAIR is "fluid attenuation by inversion recovery," 1 of many ways that MRI signals r obtained. Hyperintensity means the signal was stronger than expected. I suspect this is an artifact of MRI, unrecognized by the radiologist. If you are feeling no different than before, & if you have no symptoms, I wouldn't worry too much. http://www.actaneurocomms.org/content/1/1/14 ...Read more
Explain: Minimal punctate FLAIR/T2 hyperintensities are present in the subcortical & deep white matter of the cerebral hemispheres.(Otherwise normal)?
Here goes: I am unaware of why you required an MRI of brain, but the described lesions could be present due to migraine, prior head trauma, smoking, prior infections, even MS, but the description is not the common pattern. Does this help, or do you need more involved answers via Concierge visit? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri shows areas of altered signal in the periventricular deep white matter..Punctate and nonspecific...What does this mean?
It usually is an: incidental age-related finding due to chronic microvascular changes, but not always. A few small foci are probably nothing to worry about. However, you need to talk to your doctor about what it means, if anything, in your particular clinical situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal right periventricular white matter signal abnormality seen on flair and t2. Tiny punctate focus in the subcortical white matter frontal lobe. Symptoms of joint pain in hands and right leg weak?
Possible Autoimmune: The symptoms and MRI suggest an autoimmune inflammatory condition. Ms is a contender but joint pains are not a usual feature of ms but suggest a rheumatological condition. While rheumatologic conditions may mimic ms, sometimes these disorders may coexist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does ovarian cyst with hypointense signal intensity on t1 and hyperintense signal intensity on t2 with peripheral enhancement means?
Hypointense: signal on T1 and hyperintense signal on T2 are just the signal characteristics of fluid(as in a cyst). The significance of the peripheral enhancement would depend on the characteristics of the enhancement: very thin rim not very worrisome, thick irregular peripheral enhancement more concerning. ...Read more
Two MRIs both have shown "mild amount of signal hyperintensity in the periventricular white matter bilaterally." What could this mean?
The description: is not very specific, and in the absence of clinical context, it is difficult to assess the significance. Most likely it is an incidental finding of little concern, but talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
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