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Doctor insights on: Mri Brain Scan Results

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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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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I had an MRI brain scan (because of headaches and weakness and soreness of the legs). One result said, "nonspecific patchy t2 hyperintensity". Help ?

I had an MRI brain scan (because of headaches and weakness and soreness of the legs). One result said, "nonspecific patchy t2 hyperintensity". Help ?

Maybe nothing: We see this often in headache patients. We have officially unofficially called these unidentified bright objects. On a more serious note, ask the doctor that ordered the MRI if any of these hyperintensities are large or related to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Does it make sense to do a 7t MRI brain scan in epi diagnostic if 1.5t shows no abnormalities. My epi developped on the 3rd day of life.

Does it make sense to do a 7t MRI brain scan in epi diagnostic if 1.5t shows no abnormalities. My epi developped on the 3rd day of life.

Brain imaging: A 7 tesla MRI is not usually performed in humans, but reserved for research in animals. In any case, it is not likely to see anything that was not evident on a 1.5 t mri. ...Read more

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What is the likely outcome of an MRI brain scan?

What is the likely outcome of an MRI brain scan?

More information: Mri provides a great deal of information about the anatomy of the brain, lining of the skull, blood vessels, and surrounding bone/soft tissue structures. ...Read more

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What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

Nonspecific: Scattered white spots confined to the white matter of the brain are fairly common and not specific for a certain disease. White spots in a person less than 50 yrs. Old, however, are usually abnormal and may be seen with multiple sclerosis among many other entities. As one ages, these are more likely due to tiny arterial blockages and are fairly common in people over 70 yrs. Old. ...Read more

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I wanted a 2nd opinion on a mri brain scan..(have disk). Have been told migraine(no history) ..scan normal..severe symptoms..numbness..speech.etc?

I wanted a 2nd opinion on a mri brain scan..(have disk). Have been told migraine(no history) ..scan normal..severe symptoms..numbness..speech.etc?

Complicated Migraine: Despite the neurological signs / symptoms, a complicated migraine (such as yours) may not show any abnormality on the MRI. The MRI is not the "catch-all" imaging test. (It has fundamental limitations, such as in this situation). the MRI cannot tell us what your nerves feel, only if there is an anatomic problem. Talk to your neurologist or find one on HealthTap Prime to find the next steps. Good L ...Read more

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If the doctor said they found something and sent you for an MRI brain scan is it serious?

Not necessarily: Your question suggests that there was something that was found on a different scan (ie. X-ray or ct scan). The MRI is often done to further clarify the initial abnormal finding. It may or may not be serious. You need to ask your ordering physician to clarify. ...Read more

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Is it be weird if i asked my doctor for an MRI (brain scan) to see if there's anything wrong with my brain?

Better: To talk about what is bothering you with your doctor and the two of you can decide together whether imaging is needed. Imaging should be performed to answer a specific question. ...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


Cerebrum (Definition)

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