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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.'. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Would a pipituary adenoma (even if very small) be seen on reg MRI of brain?

Would a pipituary adenoma (even if very small) be seen on reg MRI of brain?

Yes: A small pituitary adenoma or other abnormality should be seen on mri. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have twitching/spasms in my right calve that I can see going nuts all day for a couple weeks, what is this? .mri of brain norm, emg was normal?

I have twitching/spasms in my right calve that I can see going nuts all day for a couple weeks, what is this? .mri of brain norm, emg was normal?

Muscle twitch: It may be as simple as you are exerting the muscle too much with activity, you may consider decreasing calf exercises for a week to see if that helps resolve the issue. Unlikely an electrolyte abnormality as only in one calf, not both. ...Read more

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My MRI show white mass on right side brain, 2 years ago drs found tumor in my older sister MRI of brain cause her to go deaf, could this be related?

My MRI show white mass on right side brain, 2 years ago drs found tumor in my older sister MRI of brain cause her to go deaf, could this be related?

Need more informatio: To answer your question, we need more information. What type of tumor did your sister have? Was it every biopsied (or treated?). What symptoms are you having? What medical problems run in your family? Do you have any other symptoms or signs? Medical problems? Skin diseases? In this forum, we get little information; use HealthTap Prime to relay your question or TTYD. Some tumors have genetic causes ...Read more

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Can I lift weights in gym if developmental venous anomaly was found on MRI of brain? (no symptoms, it was noted it was small size, supratentorial)

Can I lift weights in gym if developmental venous anomaly was found on MRI of brain? (no symptoms, it was noted it was small size, supratentorial)

Developmental venous: Developmental venous anomaly, also known as DVA or venous angioma, is a benign -not dangerous formation of veins that drain into the larger central vein. The anomaly does not require surgery or other treatment. No restriction on activity necessary. Okay to lift weights. ...Read more

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Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

It depends: Like many things in medicine, it depends. Some of it depends on the patient's symptoms, age. Many people have "white spots" on mris; there can be non-specific small vessel white matter disease seen on the MRI of many individuals with a western diet. White spots on an MRI also can mean ms, but it is usually in a certain pattern that is more specific for ms. Discuss your MRI with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Can MRI of brain see strokes/mini strokes and tumours on pituitary gland?

Yes: If pituitary tumor is suspected a detailed endocrine evaluation is necessary to assess whether it is a functionally secreting tumor. Especially looking for acth secreting tumors given your history there are other types that present with generalized symptoms but a thorough endocrine evaluation should establish this in addition a very refined mri. ...Read more

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Mri of brain showed thinning mylin and white spots as well as grey mass...could this along with other be MS?

Mri of brain showed thinning mylin and white spots as well as grey mass...could this along with other be MS?

MRI brain: The thinning myelin and white spots are often described in the usual aging of the brain. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques are commonly found along the corpus callosum, periventricular white matter, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord. A lumbar puncture with analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will make the diagnosis of MS. See a neurologist to discuss the MRI findings in the brain. ...Read more

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When doing a mri of brain does it check for all brain diseases or just the one that your doctor suspects it may be?

When doing a mri of brain does it check for all brain diseases or just the one that your doctor suspects it may be?

Not just one thing: Any imaging study looks for various types of pathology, but is limited by the ability of the test to see some abnormalities. Traditional MRI sees masses well. Changes in extracellular water content help us see MS, most cancers, strokes and even migraines. We see most vessel abns. Like aneurysms. Functional MRI is a special type of MRI which is useful for seizures and even many mental illnesses. ...Read more

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. Jan Lei Iwata
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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