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Spots On Brain In Mri
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Had an MRI on the lumbar spine. The radiologist noted in his impression that i had innumerable cystic lesions on my liver. What are cystic lesions?
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
Had an MRI found ventricles and sulci prominent in brain, would they see brain damage on their own?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
On a brain MRI whay does "expected signal voids are seen in the intracranial vessels at skull base"? Is that bad? Neuro said MRI was unremarkable.
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
What is no focal signal changes on T2 images of the of the brain on a MRI report of the brain? Does it mean cerebral microbleeds and hypointensity T2?
No focal: signal changes generally means that there is no abnormality. ...Read more