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My MRI read said a few scattered isolated t2/flair abnormalities in the sub cortical region... What does that mean?

My MRI read said a few scattered isolated t2/flair abnormalities in the sub cortical region... What does that mean?

Sometimes Nothing: This is a common finding and may be part of the normal aging process. Sometimes these spots are called "ubo's" which stands for "unidentified bright objects". They can also be related to old strokes, multiple sclerosis or other problems. A doctor should be able to help determine if these are important or not based on a patient's history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Myelin is a fatty tissue that surrounds nerve cells, in particular the nerve cell axon. This tissue is formed by other kinds of cells that support nerve cells called glial cells (schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system and glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. By insulating the nerves it helps the tiny electric signal that conducts impulses to travel quickly ...Read more


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My MRI report said a few scattered isolated t2/flair abnormalities in the sub cortical regions. What does this mean?

My MRI report said a few scattered isolated t2/flair abnormalities in the sub cortical regions. What does this mean?

These: Lesions could occur over the years, but migraines may increase their presence. Unless clinically relevant, ms and sle also could explain these as well as hypercoagulable conditions. ...Read more

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I had an MRI and it shows t2 flair and hyperintensities on both anterior and posterior ovale. What does it mean?

I had an MRI and it shows t2 flair and hyperintensities on both anterior and posterior ovale. What does it mean?

It's concerning: While t2/flair signal hyper-intensities are not very specific and may represent many things, if you are 21 y/o it's concerning as you shouldn't have any. We need to look at the morphology and distribution of these signal abnormalities in a clinical context. What are your symptoms? At this point I am most worried about demyelinating conditions (i.e. Ms) and highly recommend seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Just got my MRI report. It says multiple (greater than 25) small abnormal T2/flair signal throughout the periventricular deep and subcortical whitemat?

There are a: Number of causes of white matter lesions, impossible to make a determination based solely on the fact that they are there. Your doctor needs to correlate the size/distribution/number of lesions in the context of your clinical picture. Various possibilities include demyelinating processes (e.g. MS), vasculitides, and inflammatory/infectious processes (e.g. Lyme disease). ...Read more

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What is meant by t2 flair hyperintense foci in brain?

What is meant by t2 flair hyperintense foci in brain?

Various causes: T2 flair is a highly sensitive but not very specific imaging protocol in mri. Without an idea of what you are looking for, the differential becomes very broad. Assuming you are a healthy 19 year old, you could see these findings with migraine, hypertension, a recent viral illness, lymes" disease, CNS infammation, etc. You should see the physician who requested the study and discuss the results. ...Read more

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A few scattered punctate foci of increased T2/flair signal of the supratentorial white matter which is nonspecific meaning?

A few scattered punctate foci of increased T2/flair signal of the supratentorial white matter which is nonspecific meaning?

See below: It means you may have tiny lesions in white matter where nerve fibers extend away from nerve cells. The increased signals may indicate areas of injury due to ischemia (lack of oxygen) or other causes. They are too small and few in number to be significant. If you are worried, discuss your concerns with your Dr. You can change your diet, exercise regularly, manage stress and quit smoking if you do. ...Read more

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What does periventricular & subcortical white matter in both hemispheres & multiple sm foci of T2 & FLAIR hyperintensity (no larger than 3mm)mean? 44yr

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

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Are Few tiny scattered nonenhancing T2/T2 FLAIR hyperintensities involving periventricular/ subcortical Zones supratentorial compartment bilat normal?

Are Few tiny scattered nonenhancing T2/T2 FLAIR hyperintensities involving periventricular/ subcortical Zones supratentorial compartment bilat normal?

MRI: You can talk to your doctor about what this finding means in the context of your clinical picture, but usually what you are describing is an incidental, age-related finding that is probably of not much concern. ...Read more

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What conditions could cause an isolated nonspecific t2 / flair hyperintense focus in the left temporoparietal white matter in a 26y female w/1:320ana?

What conditions could cause an isolated nonspecific t2 / flair hyperintense focus in the left temporoparietal white matter in a 26y female w/1:320ana?

From: Migraines, to nothing important, to a small clot. In case of lupus you must have full criteria and have active disease. Coagulation issues may also be seen, see a rheumatologists and good luck! ...Read more

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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".

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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Focal lesion mid brain tegmentum on the right side involving the periaqueductal region and tectal plate, t2 flair images in mid brain. How serious is?

Focal lesion mid brain tegmentum on the right side involving the periaqueductal region and tectal plate, t2 flair images in mid brain. How serious is?

Some comments: Cannot interpret the exact nature of your lesion from your description, but would certainly have an experienced neurosurgeon evaluate. Could well be a benign chronic lesion, which may have been present for years, but regardless, get this addressed and treated, so you can feel better about this. ...Read more

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Mri results Scattered punctate foci of incresead T2/FLAIR signal intensity are observed inthe subcortical and deep white matter, what it means?

Mri results Scattered punctate foci of incresead T2/FLAIR signal intensity are observed inthe subcortical and deep white matter, what it means?

It usually is an: Incidental age-related finding due to chronic microvascular changes, but not always. A few foci at your age are probably nothing to worry about. However, you need to talk to your doctor about what it means in your particular clinical situation. ...Read more

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MRI results: scattered nonspecific foci of T2/FLAIR signal hyperintensity w/out associated mass effect w/in the supratentorial white matter. Meaning?

MRI results: scattered nonspecific foci of T2/FLAIR signal hyperintensity w/out associated mass effect w/in the supratentorial white matter. Meaning?

It is hard...: ...to comment on an MRI without knowing clinical details. The radiologist should have put his/her impression in the report and that may provide additional information. However, the physician who ordered the MRI would be the best person from whom to seek an explanation. Wish you the best. ...Read more

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What does my mri results mean by there are a few scattered patchy t2/flair hyperintense lesions in both deep and superficial subcortical white matter?

What does my mri results mean by there are a few scattered patchy t2/flair hyperintense lesions in both deep and superficial subcortical white matter?

Ask referring doc: Even if your pictures look exactly like the one here (scattered T2 abnormalities in a woman of your age), you still wouldn't have an answer without further Dr's. exam and a detailed history. You likely had some reason to have the study done and that reason is very important to establishing a diagnosis. Sorry I can't put your mind at ease. You will need a neurologist to sort it out. ...Read more

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Mri of the brain 43 yr/female with contrast, what does "mild, symmetric, t2+flair hyperintensity to the centrum ovale and paraatrial white mattr" mean?

Mri of the brain 43 yr/female with contrast, what does "mild, symmetric, t2+flair hyperintensity to the centrum ovale and paraatrial white mattr" mean?

Nonspecific perhaps: The MRI lesions may be seen associated with migraine, prior head trauma, hypertension, atherosclerotic progression, and even multiple sclerosis, but surely is not going to provide a definitive diagnosis, on it's own. The films now need correlation with your clinical status. So, sit down with the doctor who ordered this and plan the next steps. ...Read more

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