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T2 Flair Ubo
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
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
Just got my MRI report. It says multiple (greater than 25) small abnormal T2/flair signal abnormalities throughout the periventricular, deep, subcortc?
Radiologist: Your question should be referred to a diagnostic radiliologist on this panel-multiple causes are possible. ...Read more
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
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
Female/25 y.O. Had an MRI for syncope. Results indicate more than 9 focal areas of t2/flair hyperintensity in subcortal white matter. What's it mean?
Size, distribution and location are all important. However, this number in the 25-year-old is high.
Please see a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What does multiple small nonspecific t2/flair hypertintensities in the peri ventricular and subcortical white matter of both cerebral hemispheres mean?
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
Could lupus cause an isolated nonspecific t2 & flair hyperintense focus in the left temporoparietal white matter? How? And what is it, exactly?
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
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
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
18 y/o, given brain MRI without contrast (to rule out demyelinating disease) and the results were normal aside from some subtle nonspecific T2/FLAIR hyperintensity seen in the periatrial region bilaterally? What does this mean/should I be worried?
Why ask here?: Presumably you didn't just pass an MRI facility & decided to go in and make an impulse purchase. A doctor had to order the MRI, one who knows you. It's his/her responsibility to interpret the MRI findings as part of your overall clinical picture, or if he/she can't, to find someone who can. The MRI isn't the patient; you are. ...Read more
Usually nothing: There are many reasons for FLAIR periventricular hyperintensity. Usually, especially in older people, it means changes in the blood vessels in the brain. This is often due to a combination of atherosclerosis, demyelination (loss of the "white matter" covering the nerves), and scarring. It is very common and usually clinically insignificant. This is likely your case by use of the word "minimal." ...Read more
What does mulitple (atlest 10)tiny t2/flair hyperintense foci in cerebral white matter, predominantly subcortical and deep white matter implies?
See your doctor: Hyperintense white matter signals may mean nothing clinically or could be related to a host of diagnoses, including multiple sclerosis, autoimmune, etc. It has to be correlated to an exam and other testing to make any sense of it, a lot of times it is an incidental finding and means very little clinically. Your doctor will help you understand what this report means to you clinically. ...Read more
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
Mri 3 tiny deep, subcortical t2/flair white matter foci left external capsule, right corona radiate, subcortical white matter of right post central gyrus?
Don't know: Really don't know what question you are asking, what you are describing are either microvascular changes or non-specific abnormalities that can be seen in multiple disorders. ...Read more
MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?
11yo w/ headaches and vision problems. A head MRI shows "very thin rim of peripheral T2/FLAIR hyperintensity." What does that mean/should I worry?
Not enough: Info. What structure or finding are they talking about that has the rim of hyperintensity? ...Read more
MRI scan says "small focal T2 & flair hyperintensity at subcortical white matter of the right frontal region. The features are nonspecific. " is it Ms?
No: These minor abnormalities are often present in normal people. ...Read more