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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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Dr. Peter Ihle
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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 can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

Depends on where: In the spine they could be a hemangioma or a lipoma, benign bone lesions... In the spinal cord.......Multiple sclerosis, tumor, or cord trauma. To name a few.... ...Read more

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Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Chronic blood supply: White spots or ubo are related to slow death of brain tissue due to blood flow problems. White spots get more numerous with age, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and cholesterol issues. ...Read more

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What would a small red spot on the brain mean in mri?

What would a small red spot on the brain mean in mri?

Unknown: Mri images are typically black, white and grey. If you had a functional MRI it is possible to see some colors on some of the images. ...Read more

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What do dark areas on MRI brain mean?

What do dark areas on MRI brain mean?

depends: "dark" areas can mean different things on different sequences in a given mri. The normal brain is dark on some sequences, such as the attached picture. Please rephrase your question for a better answer. ...Read more

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Brain MRI showed dark splotches on the thalamus (down-front) and cerebellum (middle), there was nothing there on a scan a month before, what are they?

Brain MRI showed dark splotches on the thalamus (down-front) and cerebellum (middle), there was nothing there on a scan a month before, what are they?

Difficult to say: without more details. Are you looking at two different types of MRI sequences? Certain structures may normally look brighter on one type of sequence and darker on another. ...Read more

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Can white matter lesions be seen on a brain MRI without contrast?

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Can white matter lesions be seen on a brain MRI without contrast?

MRI: Majority of WM lesions are visible on MRI, depending on type & size & location. ...Read more

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What can spots on the brain an MRI indicate?

What can spots on the brain an MRI indicate?

Need more info: "spots" can mean a lot of things. Most commonly, there are small areas of increased signal on t2 or flair MRI sequences which generally represent small "scars" or gliosis. It is not unusual to have 1 of these areas for every 10 years of age, so a 50 year old person could have 5-6 and be considered normal. However, the spots you mean could be something completely different. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Had an MRI found ventricles and sulci prominent in brain, would they see brain damage on their own?

Had an MRI found ventricles and sulci prominent in brain, would they see brain damage on their own?

Brain damage...: ...Is detected by a neurologic (or neuropsychiatric) exam to elicit and assess the numerous functions of various regions of the brain, not by imaging. An MRI is good to look for some causes of brain damage but cannot tell you if there is or is not any damage. ...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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What types of brain tumors won't show up on a CT scan?

What types of brain tumors won't show up on a CT scan?

Small low grade mass: Some small low grade tumors that have not incited vasogenic edema could be missed on ct scanning. The addition of IV contrast would improve visualization of some tumors, but ct has limits in resolution when compared to mri. These are not the tumors that cause profound symptoms, frequently these small tumors are found incidentally when patients have scans for other reasons. ...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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What do black spots that appear on an MRI of the brain mean?

What do black spots that appear on an MRI of the brain mean?

It depends....: How white, grey or black signal on an MRI scan is interpreted depends on the type of sequence that spot appears in. So without knowing the sequence, i can only guess. If these are scattered black dots they could represent small foci of old hemorrhage or iron deposition. If it is a bigger spot it could represent a fluid collection. I really would have to see the images to give you an answer. ...Read more

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My mother's brain MRI shows hyperintense focus in t2w1/flair images in cerebellar vermis.Impression: ischemic focus in the cerebellar vermis.Explain.

My mother's brain MRI shows hyperintense focus in t2w1/flair images in cerebellar vermis.Impression: ischemic focus in the cerebellar vermis.Explain.

Look at entire study: T2 and flair signal can be evidence of an "ischemic focus, " otherwise a stroke. However, other things could be in the mix, such as a tumor or demyelinating process. The radiologist will have looked at the other sequences. Sometimes, however, it can be tough to tell. ...Read more

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Would swelling of brain tissues from brain tumor be shown on a non contrast CT scan?

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Would swelling of brain tissues from brain tumor be shown on a non contrast CT scan?

Yes: It is possible to see brain swelling from tumor on non contrast CT. FYI there are better modalities to test for this such as MRI. ...Read more

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Why would a hyperintensity occur in the subcortical region if the brain on an mri?

Why would a hyperintensity occur in the subcortical region if the brain on an mri?

MRI finding: These are a very common findings. They can be the source of concern to patients when reading their MRI report. However, most doctors do not assign any significance to them unless there are a large number, or in the setting of multiple sclerosis. You can contact the doctor who ordered the MRI for more info, but suspect they will relay there is no reason for concern. ...Read more

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What do dark spots and areas on CT lumbar indicate?

What do dark spots and areas on CT lumbar indicate?

See your doctor: If you have had a ct scan of the lumbar spine, you should be going over that with your doctor - you can't hope to evaluate the images on your own. ...Read more