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T2/FLAIR hyperintensity MRI w/o contrast, 25 y/o female. Normal?? "Nonspecific 3mm nodular WMH rt ant. Parietal subcortical" MD referred to MS spec.

T2/FLAIR hyperintensity MRI w/o contrast, 25 y/o female. Normal?? "Nonspecific 3mm nodular WMH rt ant. Parietal subcortical" MD referred to MS spec.

Response: If you have but one lesion, it is certainly not yet "Clinically definite MS", but would support a visit to a neurologist to uncover causation, and handle as needed. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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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LLegNumbnes, xray n MRI of back show no nerve pressing, showed hemogliates, MRI w/out brain shows Few foci flair hypersensitivity 2 month MRI with c?

LLegNumbnes, xray n MRI of back show no nerve pressing, showed hemogliates, MRI w/out brain shows Few foci flair hypersensitivity 2 month MRI with c?

Leg numbness: I am not sure what you mean by the term hemogliates in reference to the MRI of the lumbar spine. Also, the brain MRI study is nonspecific in regard to the location of hyperintense foci. Discuss the MRI findings with your neurologist to determine if they have clinical relevance. ...Read more

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My MRI read said a few scattered isolated t2/flair abnormalities in the sub cortical region... What does that mean?

My MRI read said a few scattered isolated t2/flair abnormalities in the sub cortical region... What does that mean?

Sometimes Nothing: This is a common finding and may be part of the normal aging process. Sometimes these spots are called "ubo's" which stands for "unidentified bright objects". They can also be related to old strokes, multiple sclerosis or other problems. A doctor should be able to help determine if these are important or not based on a patient's history and physical exam. ...Read more

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My MRI report said a few scattered isolated t2/flair abnormalities in the sub cortical regions. What does this mean?

My MRI report said a few scattered isolated t2/flair abnormalities in the sub cortical regions. What does this mean?

These: Lesions could occur over the years, but migraines may increase their presence. Unless clinically relevant, ms and sle also could explain these as well as hypercoagulable conditions. ...Read more

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Ok so MRI and scan for 7 years is been the same t2 flairs and nonspecif white matter I have done over 20+ MRI and still nothing?

Ok so MRI and scan for 7 years is been the same t2 flairs and nonspecif white matter I have done over 20+ MRI and still nothing?

About your post...: 1. Have you posted before? You don't mention WHY you had 20+ MRIs. 2. Did your health insurance really OK 20+ MRIs? 3. The only way to get that many MRIs is not to tell the ordering doc (s) about your previous MRIs. Suggests you have a nonorganic problem & are in denial; you're doctor-shopping: Going from doctor to doctor hearing the same thing over & over & refusing to accept it. ...Read more

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I had an mri. The interpretation on the report said. A single minimal area of increased singnal intensity is identified within the anterior aspect of the right insular cortex on the T2 weighted and flair sequencs. Several mucosal thickening is identified

I had an mri. The interpretation on the report said. A single minimal area of increased singnal intensity is identified within the anterior aspect of the right insular cortex on the T2 weighted and flair sequencs. Several mucosal thickening is identified

Brain MR: It is difficult to answer your question without looking at the entire MRI. Increased signal intensity on T2 and FLAIR means that there is a bright region within the right insular cortex, which usually means there is either fluid or less commonly blood product in this region, but this is nonspecific without knowing the findings on the rest of your MRI. Mucosal thickening=sinus walls inflamed. ...Read more

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My mri report - t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution. What does this mean?

My mri report - t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution. What does this mean?

That will depend: On your age. For example, if you are say 50 or older then one might say this is commonly found in that age group. On the other hand, if you are say 23 years old it is not common in that age group and has other meanings. It is therefore best to talk with your doctor ...Read more

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I had an MRI and it shows t2 flair and hyperintensities on both anterior and posterior ovale. What does it mean?

It's concerning: While t2/flair signal hyper-intensities are not very specific and may represent many things, if you are 21 y/o it's concerning as you shouldn't have any. We need to look at the morphology and distribution of these signal abnormalities in a clinical context. What are your symptoms? At this point I am most worried about demyelinating conditions (i.e. Ms) and highly recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Mri report says morphology says in favour of smallt2 and flair hyperintensefoci in bilateral frontal white matter-? Ischemic/? Significant

Mri report says morphology says in favour of smallt2 and flair hyperintensefoci in bilateral frontal white matter-? Ischemic/? Significant

Usually not: This is a very common finding on mris of the brain. Typically it is not significant. However, if you are experiencing neurological symptoms these foci may represent something more sinister and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Son had MRI results of: irregular t2 and flair hyperintensity along the left aspect of the body of the corpus callosum. What does this mean?

Son had MRI results of: irregular t2 and flair hyperintensity along the left aspect of the body of the corpus callosum. What does this mean?

Many things: This could be a million things. If this is the only finding, this may represent "gliosis", which is scarring in the brain. Children can have strokes in utero. His age makes ms unlikely. They may want to follow up on regular basis if there is any concern for a low grade tumor. In the end, his neurologist who will have seen the images, and your son, will be your guide on what this means. ...Read more

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Got MRI with cella contrast done report says two tiny focal flair hyperintensities are noted in high parietal region - probably related to ischemia?

Got MRI with cella contrast done report says two tiny focal flair hyperintensities are noted in high parietal region - probably related to ischemia?

Bright spots in WM: 1-2 tiny bright spots in brain may be a non specific finding. This can be attributed to various causes such as damage to nerve cells or ischemia or other similar causes. Significance of these in real life situation is not clear at this time. If they are large, multiple or in certain delicate areas of brain and patient has neurological findings - they are significant. ...Read more

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Female/25 y.O. Had an MRI for syncope. Results indicate more than 9 focal areas of t2/flair hyperintensity in subcortal white matter. What's it mean?

Female/25 y.O. Had an MRI for syncope. Results indicate more than 9 focal areas of t2/flair hyperintensity in subcortal white matter. What's it mean?

Depends: Size, distribution and location are all important. However, this number in the 25-year-old is high.

Please see a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 34 years old my mri report say, t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution, what does this mean?

I'm 34 years old my mri report say, t2 and flair hyperintensities in a deep white matter distribution, what does this mean?

Impossible to say: It depends on your symptoms. Why was the MRI ordered and what issues were suspected by your doctor? ...Read more

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Just got my MRI report. It says multiple (greater than 25) small abnormal T2/flair signal throughout the periventricular deep and subcortical whitemat?

There are a: Number of causes of white matter lesions, impossible to make a determination based solely on the fact that they are there. Your doctor needs to correlate the size/distribution/number of lesions in the context of your clinical picture. Various possibilities include demyelinating processes (e.g. MS), vasculitides, and inflammatory/infectious processes (e.g. Lyme disease). ...Read more

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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

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I had an MRI and it showed brain flairs and. I have had lots of test done, the dr seems to think. The spots are from my headaches?

I had an MRI and it showed brain flairs and. I have had lots of test done, the dr seems to think. The spots are from my headaches?

Neurotransmitter imb: If the headache is migraine type, the neurotransmitters ae out of balance and rebalncing them will resolve the issue and make the tests moot.

Visit www. Neurosciencemyths. Com to learn about migraines and neurotransmitters and to find a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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Had brain MRI due to numerous symptoms. Says: mild to mod deep white matter flair hyperintensity burden. Can I get that in "for dummies" language?

Had brain MRI due to numerous symptoms. Says: mild to mod deep white matter flair hyperintensity burden. Can I get that in "for dummies" language?

Nonspecific findings: Unfortunately, the phrase is very nonspecific. It can be seen from anything from normal aging to actual disease conditions. You should see a neurologist to determine if the findings seen on your MRI are relevant to your symptoms.

It's also helpful to compare any previous MRI's of the brain you may have to do this new one. Stability of findings, in general, more likely predicts something benign. ...Read more

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I am 35 female MRI states Punctate increased FLAIR signal foci in the periventricular white matter bilaterally.

I am 35 female MRI states Punctate increased FLAIR signal foci in the periventricular white matter bilaterally.

ABNORMAL MRI: The abnormal MRI may have a variety of causes, Migraine Headaches, HTN, Diabetes. Depending on your symptoms, Full lab work including evaluation for Lyme disease / VIT d deficiency/ b12 folic acid /thyroid studies/ Sjogrens Syndrome and Sarcoid evaluations. Also potentially a clotting work up. Follow up with your Internist and Neurology Consult ...Read more

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My brain MRI says one small area of increased signal on flair images in the right parietal white matter- what does this mean?

My brain MRI says one small area of increased signal on flair images in the right parietal white matter- what does this mean?

May be nothing or?: Your clinical history- the reason you had the MRI- may be a clue.

Many brains show one small area of flair signal. These are often due to headaches, head injuries, high blood pressure, changes in blood flow, etc. They are not by themselves an indicator of much.

If you had many of these, and symptoms of MS, they could be related. A single small area though is not alarming. ...Read more

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Had a mri, cerebrum:small sub cortical white matter flair hyperintensity, 2 mm in size in right anterior frontal love. No restricted diffusion. Mean?

Had a mri, cerebrum:small sub cortical white matter flair hyperintensity, 2 mm in size in right anterior frontal love. No restricted diffusion. Mean?

Often Normal: White matter hyperintensities are an extremely common finding in brain mri, especially in older people. However, just because these spots are common does not mean they are completely benign. An increased number of hyperintensities has been associated with stroke, dementia, and other problems. The cause of these changes is complex, but likely represents vascular changes. ...Read more

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MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis. What does it mean.

MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis. What does it mean.

Can b normal: For your age. If one is in otherwise good health these findings may not be clinically signficant. Your doctor may elect to monitor these with another MRI with contrast. ...Read more

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Mri results Scattered punctate foci of incresead T2/FLAIR signal intensity are observed inthe subcortical and deep white matter, what it means?

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

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MRI results: scattered nonspecific foci of T2/FLAIR signal hyperintensity w/out associated mass effect w/in the supratentorial white matter. Meaning?

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

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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

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What does my mri results mean by there are a few scattered patchy t2/flair hyperintense lesions in both deep and superficial subcortical white matter?

What does my mri results mean by there are a few scattered patchy t2/flair hyperintense lesions in both deep and superficial subcortical white matter?

Ask referring doc: Even if your pictures look exactly like the one here (scattered T2 abnormalities in a woman of your age), you still wouldn't have an answer without further Dr's. exam and a detailed history. You likely had some reason to have the study done and that reason is very important to establishing a diagnosis. Sorry I can't put your mind at ease. You will need a neurologist to sort it out. ...Read more

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Mri of the brain 43 yr/female with contrast, what does "mild, symmetric, t2+flair hyperintensity to the centrum ovale and paraatrial white mattr" mean?

Mri of the brain 43 yr/female with contrast, what does "mild, symmetric, t2+flair hyperintensity to the centrum ovale and paraatrial white mattr" mean?

Nonspecific perhaps: The MRI lesions may be seen associated with migraine, prior head trauma, hypertension, atherosclerotic progression, and even multiple sclerosis, but surely is not going to provide a definitive diagnosis, on it's own. The films now need correlation with your clinical status. So, sit down with the doctor who ordered this and plan the next steps. ...Read more

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18 y/o, given brain MRI without contrast (to rule out demyelinating disease) and the results were normal aside from some subtle nonspecific T2/FLAIR hyperintensity seen in the periatrial region bilaterally? What does this mean/should I be worried?

18 y/o, given brain MRI without contrast (to rule out demyelinating disease) and the results were normal aside from some subtle nonspecific T2/FLAIR hyperintensity seen in the periatrial region bilaterally? What does this mean/should I be worried?

Why ask here?: Presumably you didn't just pass an MRI facility & decided to go in and make an impulse purchase. A doctor had to order the MRI, one who knows you. It's his/her responsibility to interpret the MRI findings as part of your overall clinical picture, or if he/she can't, to find someone who can. The MRI isn't the patient; you are. ...Read more

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A MRI showed a 4.5mm cystic focus on on T2-weighted image12 in the region of the tectum on the left. The report also states of a mild increased FLAIR signal within this region as well as within the adjacent peri-aqueductal gray matter on FLAIR images 11

And the question?: That is incomplete information though I understand WHAT is being said. You can't draw conclusions unless you tell me what your symptoms are and how they've evolved. Why the MRI of the head? Any contrast given? Other tests you've had in blood, etc.? If you'd like to visit with me please make an appointment at: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi and use Key Code: PDXFNR as directed. Bring report or images. ...Read more

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What does T2 Flair minimal periventricular hypertensive signal in brain MRI means?

What does T2 Flair minimal periventricular hypertensive signal in brain MRI means?

Usually nothing: There are many reasons for FLAIR periventricular hyperintensity. Usually, especially in older people, it means changes in the blood vessels in the brain. This is often due to a combination of atherosclerosis, demyelination (loss of the "white matter" covering the nerves), and scarring. It is very common and usually clinically insignificant. This is likely your case by use of the word "minimal." ...Read more

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What does scattered foci off adnormal t/2 flair hyperintensity within the periventricular white matter? Mri was ordered for MS symptoms

What does scattered foci off adnormal t/2 flair hyperintensity within the periventricular white matter? Mri was ordered for MS symptoms

Maybe diagnostic: Your doctor needs to counsel you about this result, as one explanation could well be MS, but other causes may be considered. Have a neurologist fully confirm or disconfirm the diagnosis ASAP. ...Read more

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Left vocal chord paralysis. Mri scattered pv & sc wm flair nonspecific. Atypical for ms. I am 55 no high BP or migraine. Is MS stil a possibility?

Left vocal chord paralysis. Mri scattered pv & sc wm flair nonspecific. Atypical for ms. I am 55 no high BP or migraine. Is MS stil a possibility?

Unlikely.: Possible but unlikely. I would put money on local injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Look in the upper chest and neck for a cause. ...Read more

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Mri: sagittal t2 & flair imag, altho less well seen in the axial plane, is increas signal wthin c5-c6 cervical cord, perhaps an area of myelomalacia, ?

Myelomalacia: That means that there may or may not be an area of subtle change which may represent myelomalacia in your cervical spine at the c5/6 location. Myelomalacia if present can signify injury that is ongoing or had been there in the past. Only a history and neurological exam can determine if this 'finding' (if any is actually there) is of any clinical relevance. Please be evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Mri 3 tiny deep, subcortical t2/flair white matter foci left external capsule, right corona radiate, subcortical white matter of right post central gyrus?

Mri 3 tiny deep, subcortical t2/flair white matter foci left external capsule, right corona radiate, subcortical white matter of right post central gyrus?

Don't know: Really don't know what question you are asking, what you are describing are either microvascular changes or non-specific abnormalities that can be seen in multiple disorders. ...Read more

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MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?

Follow up: Please follow up with the provider who ordered the MRI, or with your primary physician to review the entire result of the scan with you in conjunction with the symptoms that prompted the scan. ...Read more