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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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I would like to request a review of my MRIs, Brain (T1 and T2 Flair), (jpegs). 2000 and 2013 series are included in my Health Tap Profile "Files".

I would like to request a review of my MRIs, Brain (T1 and T2 Flair), (jpegs).
2000 and 2013 series are included in my Health Tap Profile "Files".

Look at CONCIERGE: HealthTap CONCIERGE doctors can help you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live consultation. Look on HealthTap's site for a Concierge Radiologist in your state, and request to become his or her patient. (Doctors answering the regular, free questions are NOT able to see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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Can reactive endplate changes at c6/c7 with hyped intensity at t1 and t2 be related to a two year old fall should I also do a MRI on thoracic spine?

Can reactive endplate changes at c6/c7 with hyped intensity at t1 and t2 be related to a  two year old fall should I also do a MRI on thoracic spine?

Prob not: sounds more like degenerative changes in your neck and not traumatic. If you are having mid back pain &/or pain that moves to the front of the chest a thoracic MRI might be useful. This conditions is NOT common. ...Read more

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What does "t1 and t2 hyperintense focus at L1 vertebral segment" suggest (from MRI reading)? Have pain, muscle spasms, hard tissue in low back/gluteal

What does "t1 and t2 hyperintense focus at L1 vertebral segment" suggest (from MRI reading)? Have pain, muscle spasms, hard tissue in low back/gluteal

May be inflammation: Hyper intensity my indicate inflammation or a hemangioma. Tough to say without looking at the images. I would see a spine specialist and get an opinion. The gluteal area is well below l1. So I do not believe those symptoms are related. ...Read more

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Mri: sagittal t2 & flair imag, altho less well seen in the axial plane, is increas signal wthin c5-c6 cervical cord, perhaps an area of myelomalacia, ?

Mri: sagittal t2 & flair imag, altho less well seen in the axial plane, is increas signal wthin c5-c6 cervical cord, perhaps an area of myelomalacia, ?

Myelomalacia: That means that there may or may not be an area of subtle change which may represent myelomalacia in your cervical spine at the c5/6 location. Myelomalacia if present can signify injury that is ongoing or had been there in the past. Only a history and neurological exam can determine if this 'finding' (if any is actually there) is of any clinical relevance. Please be evaluated by a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to diagnose MS disease when a series of four MRIs w/wo contrast have shown no enhancing lesions? There are dark T1 corr. to bright T2.

Is it possible to diagnose MS  disease when a series of four MRIs w/wo contrast have shown no enhancing lesions? There are dark T1 corr. to bright T2.

Yes , it is: possible. MS is also a clinical diagnosis based on non-MRI findings, sometimes the MRI is practically normal. MS lesions don't always enhance, in fact most don't. Early/active lesions may enhance. Do you have an established diagnosis of MS? There are a variety of causes of MRI white matter lesions, not just MS. The most common in your age group is chronic age-related microvascular changes. ...Read more

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