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Foci Of Increased T2 Signal
Worry? MRI:Parenchymal vol. loss of brain & min.T2 signal in periventric white matter & scatter foci of abnormT2 signal rt frontal/parietal subcortcal
MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?
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
MRI found mild scattered foci of abnormal T2 signal are demonstrated in peri ventricular white matter, particularly along frontal convexities. ?
Non-specific finding: Really a non-specific finding, and in most cases normal, but really would need to see the images. Usually seen frequently in migraines; best to check with your doctor. ...Read more
An MRI revealed thre are few tiny nonspecific foci of increased t2 weigted signal in the perivaentricular and subcortical white matter? Concerns?
No: Those t2 signals are often incidental findings. They are more common in migraine patients and patients with higher blood pressure. 2 tiny t2 lesions alone are not sufficient to diagnose multiple sclerosis. The MRI needs to be seen in conjunction with the clinical picture. Why did you get the mri? ...Read more
MRI report....multiple nonspecific small subcortical foci of T2 prolongation in the left cerebrum. I'm 43 and started having migraine with aura at 41.
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
53 yo female (RN) s/p optic neuritis. MRI shows "FLAIR & T2 images show scattered punctate areas of increased signal w/I periventricular white matter"?
MS or not MS?: This kind of case will either be diagnosed as optic neuritis or as MS. Since the T2 / FLAIR lesions are small (i.e. punctate) it is a bit uncertain. If they were a bit larger, the diagnosis would be MS. For smaller lesions, perhaps it is not. A spinal tap may help to sort out the answer. The answer is important, so that future relapses can be prevented. Think about vitamin D. ...Read more
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
52yr F with symptoms. MRI: "T2 areas of signal change small peripheral, mostly juxtacortical in both hemispheres and supratentorial WM. Age related?
Maybe: We develop small signal changes in the deep white matter as we age. However, small lesions in the white matter can also be related to prior trauma, infection, inflammation, demyelination, and other disorders. Small lesions at your age are something that may indicate a problem, or may be normal. The best test for importance is to compare it with a previous MRI looking for worsening changes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 cortical areas of abn intensity. Mild dilation of the left sup front sulcus. White patchy areas of hyperintense signal involving PPWM. What mean?
What means MRI demonstrates several tiny foci of increase t2 signal in the white matter? @ ER with symptoms of TIA also have lupus sle/ra, rs, SS.
A few scattered punctate foci of increased T2/flair signal of the supratentorial white matter which is nonspecific meaning?
See below: It means you may have tiny lesions in white matter where nerve fibers extend away from nerve cells. The increased signals may indicate areas of injury due to ischemia (lack of oxygen) or other causes. They are too small and few in number to be significant. If you are worried, discuss your concerns with your Dr. You can change your diet, exercise regularly, manage stress and quit smoking if you do. ...Read more
45 yo f MRIs: .
2009:3 foci of white matter hyperintensity. Possible remote small vessel ischemia
2015:scattered areas of hyperintensity.
Hard to know: Radiologists are trained to report on images without knowing anything about a patient. This way, everything gets included; even findings that are normal for most people. For a person with family history of early onset dementia and cardiovascular disease, for example, these findings could be meaningful. You can consider a virtual c/s w/ neurologist to review the images and in context. ...Read more
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
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
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
On what type: Of scan? A flair is usually an abnormal signal ...Read more
What medication can be used to build the brain tissue, report says there is evidence of poorly defined area of altered signal intensity seen involving left frontal lobe displayed hyperintense signal on T2W and flair images suggestive of infarct. ?
None: Presumably you didn't just wander into an MRI facility & make an impulse purchase. A doctor ordered the MRI for a reason. An MRI is meaningless by itself. You're the patient, not the MRI. You don't even really know what's going on yet. Your doctor is ethically obligated to interpret the MRI results as they apply to you. Brain tissue can't be "built." Once gone, it's gone forever. ...Read more
Focus of hyperintense t2 and t1 signal with suppress on the stir sequence in t2 veterbral suggestive of island of fatty marrow? Same as myleomalacia?
No: Myelomalacia is a term that is used to refer to the spinal cord itself. It refers to some degeneration of the spinal cord. What you are describing is in the bone of the vertebral body. This is a different condition. It may represent fatty marrow-usually a benign variant. ...Read more
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- Tiny punctate foci of t2 signal abnormality within the frontal lobe white matter
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