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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?

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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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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1.2cm right ovarian cyst which showed T1 & T2 hyperintense signal which persisted bright in T2FS sequence on MRI!! what is it? Please explain

1.2cm right ovarian cyst which showed T1 & T2 hyperintense signal which persisted bright in T2FS sequence on MRI!! what is it? Please explain

The: Signal characteristics you describe suggest that the cyst is a hemorrhagic cyst, a cyst that has bled into itself. This is relatively common, and will generally resolve on its own. ...Read more

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1.2cm ovarian cyst with T1&T2 hyperintense signals which persisted bright in T2FS seq on MRI. Can it be endmeriosis or anything besides hemorhegic cyst?

Endometriosis: Could also manifest as cysts with hemorrhagic internal contents. However, usually there are other findings, not just a solitary cyst. Sometimes a cyst with internal proteinaceous content could cause the signal characteristics you describe. However, the vast majority of the time, the cyst you describe is simply a functional hemorrhagic cyst. ...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 does ovarian cyst with hypointense signal intensity on t1 and hyperintense signal intensity on t2 with peripheral enhancement means?

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

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What are non-enhancing t2 hyperintense lesions and chorid plexus xanthogranulomas? Should I be concerned?

What are non-enhancing t2 hyperintense lesions and chorid plexus xanthogranulomas? Should I be concerned?

Probably not: These findings are almost always of no concern. However, without reviewing the study, it is hard to know what the radiologist who read the study is referring specifically to. I need more information. FYI, the scan on the right has tiny T2 hyperintensities of no significance.

Check this out: http://radiopaedia. Org/articles/choroid-plexus-xanthogranuloma ...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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Probable small mildly T2 hyperintense pineal cyst. What does this really mean?

Probable small mildly T2 hyperintense pineal cyst. What does this really mean?

Not much: Could be a calcification. If the doctor is not concerned, then neither should you, unless you are having symptoms like headache, double vision etc. ...Read more

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What is a 1 cm T2 hyperintense lesion in the posterior aspect of the left kidney?

What is a 1 cm T2 hyperintense lesion in the posterior aspect of the left kidney?

Depends: What type of MRI was acquired and discovered this finding? This could be a frequently seen incidental cyst seen on a lumbar spine MRI or a mass as part of a renal lesion evaluation study MRI. Feel free to schedule a consult to review your exact imaging and this finding. ...Read more

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What could this be (liver)? Two t2 hyperintense lesions. Questionable minimal peripheral enhancement, but lesions do not completely fill with contrast

What could this be (liver)? Two t2 hyperintense lesions. Questionable minimal peripheral enhancement, but lesions do not completely fill with contrast

Hemangiomas vs. Cyst: Bunny: t2 lesions in the liver are typically not cancerous and represent usually hemangiomas or liver cysts. When they say did not completely fill with contrast, that hints to me that they are thinking hemangiomas. A sonogram is a good follow up test for these or a ct scan to confirm. The ct should be with contrast and with delayed images. A sonogram will spare you the radiation of a ct scan. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause an isolated nonspecific t2 / flair hyperintense focus in the left temporoparietal white matter in a 26y female w/1:320ana?

What conditions could cause an isolated nonspecific t2 / flair hyperintense focus in the left temporoparietal white matter in a 26y female w/1:320ana?

From: Migraines, to nothing important, to a small clot. In case of lupus you must have full criteria and have active disease. Coagulation issues may also be seen, see a rheumatologists and good luck! ...Read more

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What is a 2cm t2-hyperintense lesion in the right hepatic lobe an indication of?

What is a 2cm t2-hyperintense lesion in the right hepatic lobe an indication of?

Need attention: Very non-specific finding. It might be a siple cyst or a tumor. An ultrasound might differentiate them. ...Read more

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My MRI report says I have 2.2x2.3 CM t1 hyperintense, t2 hypointense cyst in right ovary, among other things, what does this mean?

My MRI report says I have 2.2x2.3 CM t1 hyperintense, t2 hypointense cyst in right ovary, among other things, what does this mean?

Hemorrhagic cyst: This sounds like a hemorrhagic cyst. It needs to be followed up in 2-3 months (usu. By pelvic ultrasound) to make sure it goes away. These cysts are nothing to worry about. They may cause pain on the side that they are on and should go away without any treatment. It is important however to make sure that's what it is and that a follow-up ultrasound is done to make sure it goes away. ...Read more

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Mri said 8mm hyporintense lesion in the inferior aspect of the spleen is noted. Impression did not list this but it did say small t2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemaginoma worry?

Mri said 8mm hyporintense lesion in the inferior aspect of the spleen is noted. Impression did not list this but it did say small t2 hyperintense splenic lesion may represent cyst or hemaginoma worry?

No: If the MRI wasn't ordered to stage a malignancy that you all ready have. The radiologist favors something benign. Most lesions that are distinct on radiology in the spleen are usually benign hemangiomas. The spleen is a common place for hemangiomas. There are always exceptions, so it is a good idea to follow it up over time with several more scans to make sure it doesn't grow or change. ...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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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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I just received the report from my latest spinal mri. It picked up a 1.5 cm t2 hyperintense focus on my right kidney. Should I be concerned?

I just received the report from my latest spinal mri. It picked up a 1.5 cm t2 hyperintense focus on my right kidney. Should I be concerned?

The vast: Majority of time this turns out to be a kidney cyst, which is benign and of no particular significance. However, you may need another test, such as a renal ultrasound, to prove it. ...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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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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What is t2 hyperintense r/lower pole renal lesion demonstrates hyperintensity on non fatsaturated t1 image. Post contrast vascular phenomenon MRI Scan?

What is t2 hyperintense r/lower pole renal lesion demonstrates hyperintensity on non fatsaturated t1 image. Post contrast vascular phenomenon MRI Scan?

Appearance descripti: These words (presumably from a radiology report) describe what the MRI looks like (hyperintensity - very bright) & the location (lower part of the [renal] kidney) & the way the images were obtained (T2 weighting & fat-saturation T1 & dye [contrast]). All this means nothing without symptoms. For a doctor to help you, he/she needs to know what the MRI was trying to diagnose. W/o symptoms, means noth ...Read more

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Previous eschemic ovoid focus on putamen. 4 hyperintense t2 flairs - 2 deep dwm, 1 subcort wm etc. Previous hemiparesis r arm weakness gait change.

Previous eschemic ovoid focus on putamen. 4 hyperintense t2 flairs - 2 deep dwm, 1 subcort wm etc. Previous hemiparesis r arm weakness gait change.

? your question is?: Let's assume you suffered a stroke due to a localized thrombus, and have signs of more widespread ischemia. Thus, you should be using a medication to prevent future strokes, but not on your list. What do your docs feel is cause of your hemiparesis? Is it cardiac, or antiphospholipid antibody, etc? Are these lesions due to arteritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, sjogren's, lyme disease, etc? ...Read more