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Multiple Nuclear Dots
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple lung nodules measure 2- 6mm all test have been ran all were negative .1.5cm lymph node axilla are all of them to small for pet scan?
Mri states a few scattered foci of adnormal t2/flare hypersensitivity (periventricular white matter) largest lesion 5mm. Possible ms? More testing?
Complex: The MRI abnormalities might be nonspecific, and caused by other processes. MS is a clinical diagnosis, confirmed by films, and you need your doctor to explain why you seem to have lesions on your films. Urge you get clearcut diagnosis, and treat the problems plaguing you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultra sounds result enlarge size w/multiple small hyperoechoic nodules,there are some calcification foci,no areas of degeneration?
Ultrasound of what?: Need more information and what the question is. Thanks ...Read more
An MRI revealed thre are few tiny nonspecific foci of increased t2 weigted signal in the perivaentricular and subcortical white matter? Concerns?
No: Those t2 signals are often incidental findings. They are more common in migraine patients and patients with higher blood pressure. 2 tiny t2 lesions alone are not sufficient to diagnose multiple sclerosis. The MRI needs to be seen in conjunction with the clinical picture. Why did you get the mri? ...Read more
45 yo f MRIs: .
2009:3 foci of white matter hyperintensity. Possible remote small vessel ischemia
2015:scattered areas of hyperintensity.
Hard to know: Radiologists are trained to report on images without knowing anything about a patient. This way, everything gets included; even findings that are normal for most people. For a person with family history of early onset dementia and cardiovascular disease, for example, these findings could be meaningful. You can consider a virtual c/s w/ neurologist to review the images and in context. ...Read more
53 yo female (RN) s/p optic neuritis. MRI shows "FLAIR & T2 images show scattered punctate areas of increased signal w/I periventricular white matter"?
MS or not MS?: This kind of case will either be diagnosed as optic neuritis or as MS. Since the T2 / FLAIR lesions are small (i.e. punctate) it is a bit uncertain. If they were a bit larger, the diagnosis would be MS. For smaller lesions, perhaps it is not. A spinal tap may help to sort out the answer. The answer is important, so that future relapses can be prevented. Think about vitamin D. ...Read more
What means MRI demonstrates several tiny foci of increase t2 signal in the white matter? @ ER with symptoms of TIA also have lupus sle/ra, rs, SS.
Cellular, micro & macrofollicular clusters of follicular cells, enlgd nuclear size, rare nuclear grooves, lg follicular clusters, dense colloid.Means?
Path report: Obviously, your doctor should be explaining this to you, in the full context and knowledge of your recent history that prompted this tissue evaluation. There is no mention of malignant characteristics or anything significantly abnormal on this brief outtake from the full report. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri result very few scattered punctate foci of flair 2 signal abnormality seen in periventricular and subcortical white matter. history concussion, htn?
More likely HTN: Mri scans that demonstrate the scattered periventricular signal changes are likely showing changes from hypertension. This is a typical location for this. Severe concussions may show some signal abnormalities along the white matter tracks (diffuse axonal injury) rather than in the periventricular zones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Say what???: This question is confusing! optic neuritis (abbreviated on) is one of many symptoms of ms and results from inflammation in one or both optic nerves. It is one of the most common symptoms of ms and typically causes eye pain and decreased vision in one eye. It does not typically cause complete blindness. Multiple sclerosis (ms) is an autoimmune disorder of the center nervous system. See below. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI says, A few tiny punctatefoci appearing hyperintense on FLAIR images seen in bilateral frontal subcorticalmatter. I'm 22 and fat.Is this serious?
Not necessarily: Hyperintense punctate foci are not normal in a 22 year old. They may represent areas of inflammation and reduced blood flow. Exposure to environmental toxins like mold toxins, chronic infections like Lyme, chemical toxins and toxic heavy metals like mercury, lead and aluminum are sometimes associated with these lesions. Environmental medicine doctors deal with this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does periventricular & subcortical white matter in both hemispheres & multiple sm foci of T2 & FLAIR hyperintensity(no larger than 3mm)mean? 44yr
MRI: Well tons of reason, could be part of aging (wear and tear lesions), small strokes, infections, MS. talk to a neurologist. ...Read more
What are the basic lab tests to rule out multiple myleoma vs osteoporosis. they look similar on x-ray, been exposed to a lot of high radiation scans.
See your clinician : The X-ray bone changes are different for MM & osteoporosis, where MM has "lytic" changes, & osteoporosis has fractures - esp. wedge fractures of the vertebral bodies of the spine. There are specific tests that help identify the diagnosis at early stages: serum protein electrophoresis in MM, & DEXA scan in osteoporosis. Do discuss this with your primary medical provider. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Sacrum x-ray shows a few small black dots on lower pelvic bone & 2 large white encapsulated spots in pelvic space, what could these anomalies be?
Xray: xrays of the sacrum also will show signs of gas and particles in the large intestine. An xray takes 3 dimensions and reduces it to 2 dimensions, overlaying multiple structures into a flat image, distorting things to some degree. Pelvic phleboliths (vascular calicifications) are common. The sacrum also has foraminae where nerves pass, which may appear as dark spots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I AM 43 MRI STATES SEVERAL NON SPECIFIC PUNCTATE PERIVENTRICULAR WHITE MATTER AND SUBCORTIAL SIGNAL HYPERSENSITIVITIES. ALSO INFERIOR DIPLACEMENT ?
It is relatively: common to have mild white matter changes as we age, and this is usually an incidental finding of little significance. However, it must be evaluated in the context of your clinical picture, so talk to your doc about what it means, if anything, in your case. Also, inferior displacement of what? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer