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I have MS, what does few scattered foci of increased T2 signal intensity in the white matter mean from an MRI report mean?

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 more

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A few scattered punctate foci of increased T2/flair signal of the supratentorial white matter which is nonspecific meaning?

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

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An MRI revealed thre are few tiny nonspecific foci of increased t2 weigted signal in the perivaentricular and subcortical white matter? Concerns?

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

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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?

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

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

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MRI Brain was done it showed scattered white matter foci of increased T2 prolongation. I DO NOT have migraines, h bp or diabetes.

MRI Brain was done it showed scattered white matter foci of increased T2 prolongation. I DO NOT have migraines, h bp or diabetes.

Nonspecific: Certainly, these findings are not diagnostic for any entity, and may represent old head injury, prior cigarette smoking, or even changes in arteries as you become older. Unlikely to suggest MS at age 50, but could be explanation in younger age groups. Ask your doctor to correlate with reason the MRI was done. ...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 found mild scattered foci of abnormal T2 signal are demonstrated in peri ventricular white matter, particularly along frontal convexities.?

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

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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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Can you please tell me what this means scattered punctate foci of t2 hyperintense signal involving the cerebral white matter as above, non specific?

Can you please tell me what this means scattered punctate foci of t2 hyperintense signal involving the cerebral white matter as above, non specific?

MRI finding: The conduction fibers carry signals from the neurons in the cortex layer thru the brain axons. The imaging of these fibers using T2 signals picks up the changes to the myelin structure described above.
The distribution as punctate often is the end result of a microvascular insufficiecy or from injuries or migraine. The clinical importance should be discussed with the neurologist. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Hyperintensities: Hi, It could be as part of normal aging process in asymptomatic patients or a sign of stroke, inflammation, infection or demyelinating disease, please talk to your ordering physician for further discussion.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan?

What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan?

Blood vessels: Most likely would be blood vessels. But that also depends on why you had the test in the first place. Usually in young people we don't see too many of these white or bright spots. As we get older they show up. Ask your doctor to explain the results on general ...Read more

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What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan? Scan was done for numbness on left side

What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan? Scan was done for numbness on left side

It depends: Usually these types of findings are nonspecific, and most likely age related. They are generally asymptotic and there is no treatment. Occasionally they are a sign of other disorders, so speak to your physician to decide whether there is any follow up needed. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has been having headaches, one day causing vomiting. She just had an MRI done that shows very small choroidal cyst and "few small foci of scattered white matter T2/FLAIR hyperintense signal abnormality." It says they are nonspecific and may

My 5 year old has been having headaches, one day causing vomiting. She just had an MRI done that shows very small choroidal cyst and "few small foci of scattered white matter T2/FLAIR hyperintense signal abnormality." It says they are nonspecific and may

Choroidal cysts: Are usually incidental findings and don't cause symptoms. However, a 5 year old shouldn't be having headaches and vomiting. You should see a pediatric neurologist ASAP about the scattered white matter signal abnormalities, and whether they might be contributing to the 5 year old's symptoms. ...Read more

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What is meant by t2 flair hyperintense foci in brain?

What is meant by t2 flair hyperintense foci in brain?

Various causes: T2 flair is a highly sensitive but not very specific imaging protocol in mri. Without an idea of what you are looking for, the differential becomes very broad. Assuming you are a healthy 19 year old, you could see these findings with migraine, hypertension, a recent viral illness, lymes" disease, CNS infammation, etc. You should see the physician who requested the study and discuss the results. ...Read more

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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

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

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What does small T2 hyperintense foci in the humeral head mean and what causes it. Reason for concern?

What does small T2 hyperintense foci in the humeral head mean and what causes it. Reason for concern?

Humerus: Uncertain based on limited information, but usually these types of changes are of little clinical concern. But, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a MRI for migraines what does the results mean multiple punctate t2 hypertintense foci in subcortical white matter bilaterally?

Probably migraines: Small vessel disease, and migraines can cause multiple areas of small ischemia, and even infarction, in these regions. Unfortunately, without seeing the mri, it is difficult to interpret. Wording by radiologists can vary, and other more worrisome diagnoses could also have a similar wording. A good neuroradiologist, or at least visual inspection by a neurologist would be prudent. ...Read more

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Explain? Rathe's cleft, epidermoid & arachnoid cysts are in diff., scatrd. Foci T2 prolongation affecting the periventricular white matr. Bi-lat 4-6mm

Explain? Rathe's cleft, epidermoid & arachnoid cysts are in diff., scatrd. Foci T2 prolongation affecting the periventricular white matr. Bi-lat 4-6mm

A bit more needed: I suggest you review the report either with the doctor who ordered it or a specialist they refer you to or arrange a virtual visit during which you share the whole report The meaning will be easier to understand with the whole report in hand. Cyst is a fluid filled space, Periventricular - around the ventricles. "Arachnoid" "epidermoid" are locations ...Read more

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What does mulitple (atlest 10)tiny t2/flair hyperintense foci in cerebral white matter, predominantly subcortical and deep white matter implies?

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 more

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My MRI states: There is a single region of three foci of T2 prolongation within the white matter. Neurologist isn't worried. What does this mean?

My MRI states: There is a single region of three foci of T2 prolongation within the white matter. Neurologist isn't worried. What does this mean?

No worries: This report means that this tissue has different characteristics (has more water) than the surrounding tissue. That being said, the significance of any test finding - i.e., blood, ECG, imaging or other - depends on the context of your overall picture. So, in the greater scheme of things, your neurologist apparently feels these findings aren't significant. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Few Scattered 2-3 mm T2 Hyperintense non-specific supratentorial foci involving subcortical white matter. This was my MRI impression. Please explain?

Few Scattered 2-3 mm T2 Hyperintense non-specific supratentorial foci involving subcortical white matter. This was my MRI impression. Please explain?

Nonspecific: Nonspecific findings are nonspecific. Small whilte mater lesions are common and can be due to local ischemia (lack of blood flow) or inflammation or small infarcts. In the absence of clinical findings they are likely nothing to worry about. What was the reason for your MRI? If vasculitis or M.S is a concern, your doctors will followup and you should get repeat MRI. ...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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What may several t2 non-enhancing foci in the frontal lobe of brain be? (MRI)

What may several t2 non-enhancing foci in the frontal lobe of brain be? (MRI)

Spots: Usually not know or no attributable cause. Sometimes from migraines, small vessel disease from blood pressure/diabetes/smoking, or genetics, or even head injury. ...Read more

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What does scattered small foci of t2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter means. This is from my mri brain w/o contrast test results?

What does scattered small foci of t2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter means. This is from my mri brain w/o contrast test results?

These: Are usually due to age-related microvascular changes, and are common incidental MRI findings as we age. However, there are other potential less-likely causes, so you should talk to your doctor about the significance of this finding in your particular case. ...Read more