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Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is i need answers now! I've even had?

Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is  i need answers now! I've even had?

Many possibilities: Sounds like you're referring to t2 white matter hyper intensities. The possible causes are numerous. Developing some small spots is really fairly normal as one ages, but the devil is in the details of your films, your history, and your exam. Your neurologist would be best one to determine what these may be, if they are concerning, and if they require further investigation. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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 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 have dystonia and black spots on my mri brain scan - could the 2 be related? I had a rta nearly 4 years ago but symptoms since & worsened after 2yrs

I have dystonia and black spots on my mri brain scan - could the 2 be related? I had a rta nearly 4 years ago but symptoms since & worsened after 2yrs

Lesions found on : MRI's of the brain may be either unrelated to neurological symptoms or related to an active neurological disorder. History of progression of dystonia & other neurological symptoms, family history of dystonia & records of the cause & clinical course of Renal Tubular Acidosis aid a neurologist's decision to repeat an MRI of the brain for comparison & perform genetic & other medical studies. ...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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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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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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Can you tell me of any way to overcome claustrophobia for fmri / MRI brain scan?

Can you tell me of any way to overcome claustrophobia for fmri / MRI brain scan?

A clinical psycholo-: -gist can help w/a treatment called systematic desensitization or self hypnosis training. If time and circumstances do not allow, practice visualizing the process, backing off and relaxing, then doing it again. Belly breathing is effective, not just chest breathing but don't hyperventilate. Like many things, it easier than you think. Peace and good health. ...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

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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

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