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Dr. Raymond Schneider Dr. Schneider
Family Medicine
42 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Had MRI of brain due to persistent headaches caused by head trauma. Impression mentioned mild periventricular gliosis. What does it mean?

Had MRI of brain due to persistent headaches caused by head trauma. Impression mentioned mild periventricular gliosis. What does it mean?

Brain cell injury: It means you may need more tests 'gliosis: a process leading to scars in the central nervous system that involves the production of a dense fibrous network of neuroglia (supporting cells) in areas of damage. Gliosis is a prominent feature of many diseases of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis and stroke. After a stroke, neurons die and disappear with replacement gliosis.'.

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


Dr. Carrie Cannon Dr. Cannon
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I am 54, never smoked, no diabetes with dizziness and resting leg pain. MRI brain showed microangiopathic ischemic change and gliosis. What's this?

I am 54, never smoked, no diabetes with dizziness and resting leg pain. MRI brain showed microangiopathic ischemic change and gliosis. What's this?

Ischemic change: It means cerebral small vessel disease with scarring. High blood pressure and high cholest can contribute to lack of blood supply through small blood vessels leading to lack of sufficient oxygen. Please return to your physician for further workup and treatment or consult a physician on this site. You may be a candidate for aspirin therapy. Could there be a clot causing your leg pain?

Dr. Corinne Deurdulian Dr. Deurdulian
Radiology
18 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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I need help with understanding my MRI of brain and sella.?

I need help with understanding my MRI of brain and sella.?

Review with your doc: Your doctor who ordered this study can review it with you and help explain anatomy and findings. If you are just reading the report, it will be difficult to understand.

Dr. Garry Choy Dr. Choy
Radiology
12 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Any place I can send my MRI of brain for a second opinion? I was told I have a 3 mm lesion found on left side of brain...Any help please?

Any place I can send my MRI of brain for a second opinion? I was told I have a 3 mm lesion found on left side of brain...Any help please?

Mass General Imaging: We can take a look at your imaging if you'd like -- we just recently launched a second opinion service. For more information, please visit our practice website http://www. Massgeneralimaging. Org/secondopinion.

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Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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How to interpret MRI of brain and neck?

How to interpret MRI of brain and neck?

MRI: Do you have a specific question you could post? The general question of how to interpret an MRI is beyond the scope of the HealthTap forum.

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Dr. Gary Kilgo Dr. Kilgo
Neurology
years in practice
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Why did a MRI of brain showed "nonspecific white matter"?

Why did a MRI of brain showed "nonspecific white matter"?

Common finding: The scan probably read as "non specific white matter changes" which is can be seen in scans of people with migraine. This is a fairly common statement in a radiology report. The findings should be correlated with your physician's evaluation. There may be a reason to repeat the MRI in six months to a year.

Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
Neurosurgery
37 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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What MRI machine is beneficial to perform the MRI of brain?

What MRI machine is beneficial to perform the MRI of brain?

MRI of Brain: Most mr machines can now do images of the brain and the body - so as to a more "beneficial" machine most can do the job well.

Dr. Shari Jackson Dr. Jackson
Radiology
17 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

Can many lesions on an MRI of brain indicate previous stroke or other causes?

Probably not stroke: Multiple small areas of signal abnormality in the brain can result from many things. In older patients or patients with risk factors like high blood pressure or diabetes, these often do indicate previous strokes. This would be very uncommon in a 30 yo. Multiple "lesions" are usually nonspecific and can result from migraines, demyelinating disease (ms) or autoimmune conditions among other things.

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Dr. Tracy Lovell Dr. Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
17 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Does RA show on MRI of brain?

Does RA show on MRI of brain?

No: But it can show up on a cervical spine MRI at cervical spine level c1/c2.

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Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Can migraines be seen with mri. Of brain head?

Can migraines be seen with mri. Of brain head?

Sometimes: Migraines are associated with some nonspecific MRI findings, but the MRI changes are not diagnostic.

Dr. Walter Husar Dr. Husar
Neurology
29 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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Would a MRI of brain without contrast show any infection?

Would a MRI of brain without contrast show any infection?

Possibly: But not definitively! Needs contrast to better define the location and extent.

Dr. Ed Kaplan Dr. Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
35 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Dr. Philip Chao Dr. Chao
Radiology
34 years in practice
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
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I am a 34 yr old female with multiple problems that began quickly. Mri of brain showed results consistent with als. What should I do?

Usually...: Als is a clinical diagnosis. But. Als is significant. Many universities have special ALS clinics. The nearby univ of pa has one. Call your local university neurology dept. This is an important resource - the local ALS specialty clinic.

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Dr. Alan Feldman Dr. Feldman
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
37 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Lab says my testisterone is low. Dr says I need MRI of brain before he treats. Is this standard procedure? Seems expensive and excessive to me.

Lab says my testisterone is low. Dr says I need MRI of brain before he treats. Is this standard procedure? Seems expensive and excessive to me.

Usually not needed: If you truly have low testosterone, one needs to see if the problem is in the testicles or the pituitary/hypothalamus. If lh and fsh levels are high, the problem is in the testicles. If they are not high, one gets a prolactin level. If this is high, an MRI of the pituitary makes sense to do. If you have a normal prolactin, no headaches or visual changes, an MRI is usually not needed.

Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I have viral labrynthitus, and awful vertigo for a month now. Mri of brain came back normal. How much longer does this last? The vertigo is ruining my

I have viral labrynthitus, and awful vertigo for a month now. Mri of brain came back normal. How much longer does this last? The vertigo is ruining my

Vertigo: Are you being treated. Often a combination of antivert (meclizine) and prednisone will help. Also, for some people the cause of the vertigo is from an otolith. ENT or therapist can do a special head MANIPULATION to relieve symptoms

Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Would MRI of brain and emg being normal rule out ALS or MS 33 yr old male.

Never say never: Yes, it is quite unlikely you have either ALS or MS, considering your test results. Hasn't the person who ordered these tests for you discussed this? In medicine, few things are certain, but it is time to consider less serious causes of your symptoms. Muscle twitching is very common, and is often caused by benign conditions, such as exercise regimen changes.

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Dr. Andrew Reeves Dr. Reeves
Neurology
26 years in practice
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
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I see dark spots in the corner of my eyes when I look to the far left or right? MRI of brain was clean

I see dark spots in the corner of my eyes when I look to the far left or right? MRI of brain was clean

Not likely brain: Visual symptoms like you describe, which change depending upon where you look, are uncommon to be from a brain disorder. An eye disorder is more likely.

Dr. Olav Jaren Dr. Jaren
Neurology
15 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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When going under anesthesia. What other than benzo, s can be used for MRI of brain an lumber spine?

When going under anesthesia. What other than benzo, s can be used for MRI of brain an lumber spine?

Sedation for MRI: When very strong sedation is needed, fentanyl or propofol can be used, but they may require some monitoring and or airway management, as they can interfere with breathing.

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?

There's no sign of a stroke on my MRI of brain why would I have constant numbness in face, head ect? Afor 9 months now?

? nerve palsy: Keep seeking answers, as a normal MRI is very good news and rules out stroke etc., you may have a nerve palsy of some sort, severe sinus infection causing facial parasthesias, lymes disease, variant herpes zoster infection, etc. Hopefully a diagnosis will be forthcoming, so you can start to get better. Best wishes.

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Dr. Paul Slawek Dr. Slawek
Radiology
50 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Matthew Keener
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Mri Of Brain (Definition)

MRI is an imaging study that uses magnetic frequency to visualize internal structures. It is safe during pregnancy, but cannot be performed on patients with metal implants because of ...Read more


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Gliosis (Definition)

Gliosis can be seen with MS or CVA's. It ii associated with scarring & production of dense neuroglia involving ...Read more