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Doctor insights on: Mr Brain And Pituitary With Contrast

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If I had a pituitary adonema would a standard brain MRI with and without contrast show it?

If I had a pituitary adonema would a standard brain MRI with and without contrast show it?

Maybe: Pituitary adenomas MRIs are very specific protocols. If you have a 'macroadenoma' which is larger than the normal gland, a routine MRI protocol would still likely show this. However, 'micoadenomas' can be only a few millimeters in size and a routine brain protocol MRI could miss it bases on scan slice thickness or it may not stand out within the normal tissue. ...Read more

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Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Had brain MRI no contrast. The tech said she was concerned i had a abnormality on my pituitary gland cause it should up bright white. What does mean?

Had brain MRI no contrast. The tech said she was concerned i had a abnormality on my pituitary gland cause it should up bright white. What does mean?

Pituitary: Follow up with your doctor. Most abnormalities of the pituitary can be treated but don't take what the tech is saying as having meaning beyond the fact that you should follow up with the doctor who ordered it. ...Read more

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I'm 68 year old female. Weight 145,Height 5'7". IGF-1 level 196. Had brain MRI w/contrast. Pituitary normal, no tumor. Is this level too high for me?

I'm 68 year old female. Weight 145,Height 5'7". IGF-1 level 196. Had brain MRI w/contrast. Pituitary normal, no tumor. Is this level too high for me?

IGF: Values of IGF-1 for your age are low 65 ng/ml, median 110 and high 95th percentile is 188. Your level is not that above upper limit of normal. Actually I have a strong interest in Age Management Medicine and would consider this good. However, I do not know if you are symptomatic or not. Hope the data helps! ...Read more

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Abnormal posterior pituitary on brain, should I be concerned?

Abnormal posterior pituitary on brain, should I be concerned?

Post. Pituitary: It produces Oxytocin for uterine contractions & lactation, and Vasopressin for water retention. If the abnormality is a finding on Brain scan, you need to review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal posterior pituitary on brain?

Possible reasons for abnormal posterior pituitary on brain?

Many considerations: I gather you had an imaging study which showed an abnormality, which could have been a cyst, an adenoma, or any of a variety of changes. This needs to be correlated with your symptoms, and possible hormonal changes. Talk thoroughly with the doctor who ordered the study. ...Read more

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Is a pituitary tumor a brain tumor?

Is a pituitary tumor a brain tumor?

Not quite: A pituitary tumor arises from the pituitary gland which is underneath the brain. These may be quite large and cause compression of the brain or the cranial nerves. This would be considered a "brain tumor" in general language. Pituitary tumors should be classified in a category of their own from a technical standpoint. ...Read more

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Is a pituitary MRI different from an MS brain mri?

Is a pituitary MRI different from an MS brain mri?

Merely technical: Looking directly at base of brain and pituitary requires slightly different cuts and angles, as the focus is directed to a small area of brain, but the software and pictures are handled in a similar fashion. In ms, we tend to use specialized approaches, such as flair or double inversion recovery to see the white matter spots better. Not needed for pituitary views, usually. ...Read more