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What is a gray matter hyperintensity of 3mm on a brain MRI result? (Just trying to understand my results :))

What is a gray matter hyperintensity of 3mm on a brain MRI result? (Just trying to understand my results :))

Depends on image: Magnetic resonance imaging with and without gadolinium contrast shows hyperintensity depending on type of images, T1, T2, diffusing weighted or flair view. Each type of image views can because by various ideologies, including ischemia, plaques, infection, growth, bleed. Gray matter hyperintensity simply means changes seen based on the type of image.

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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How long does it usually take to get brain MRI results?

How long does it usually take to get brain MRI results?

It depends.....: Usually MRI results are read by the radiologist early on... Within a day and usually right away. However, the results must usually be given to your doctor which may take a few days... It's a good idea to ask your doctor this question.

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Can you let me know how many days to get results on a brain mri?

Can you let me know how many days to get results on a brain mri?

Varies: Every testing facility has a different turn around time. The results then get sent to your doctor, and each office has a unique turn around time as well.

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How long does it take to get results from a brain MRI? I had it Monday, it's now Saturday and I haven't heard anything. I'm worried.

How long does it take to get results from a brain MRI? I had it Monday, it's now Saturday and I haven't heard anything. I'm worried.

Depends on center: Most imaging center and hospital radiologists will create a formal report of your study any where from within a few hours to a few days of your scan. This is then sent to the ordering physician. How quickly they review these reports and contact you is unknown but you should call their office and set up an appointment to review your results.

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What kind of profession deciphers the results of brain mri?

Neuroradiologist: Is a more specialized radiologist who has years of training interpreting MRI scans. I have 28 years experience reading MRI studies.

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What to do if I'm really scared to get a brain MRI scan results?

What to do if I'm really scared to get a brain MRI scan results?

Meet with your doc: Meet with your doctor to go over the results of your mri. Your doctor can help explain the results and answer any questions you may have.

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How to read brain MRI can't wait for results want to know if abnormal can be easily noticed on images I hav of result?

How to read brain MRI can't wait for results want to know if abnormal can be easily noticed on images I hav of result?

Really?: Okay, you actually want us to teach you how to be a neuroradiologist in 400 words or less? Not very realistic. Sorry.

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Will the medication tamoxifen effect the results of a MRI of the brain? Would this medication cause the brain MRI to be inaccurate?

Tamoxifen MRI: Tamoxifen can sometimes cause neurological side effects such as mood changes. However, there is no data that suggests that tamoxifen changes the anatomy or imaging of the brain. Tamoxifen is a very effective anti-estrogen drug for breast cancer prevention and treatment.

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If brain MRI results are bad but not urgent how long will they take to come back? Also, can you get them over the phone if they're normal? Thanks

If brain MRI results are bad but not urgent how long will they take to come back? Also, can you get them over the phone if they're normal? Thanks

Usually: Read by radiologist the same day. Your doctor or doctors associate can call with results as soon as they are back. Should be back 48-72 hours after having the test done. Unless Friday. May take an extra day or two. If they do not call you. Call office for results

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What does it mean when brain MRI results state "arteries are patent? "

What does it mean when brain MRI results state "arteries are patent? "

Good news.: The blood vessels supplying your brain are not narrowed or blocked. These are the cerebral arteries.

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Result of brain mri: no white matter lesions or masses are seen. What the meaning of it?

Result of brain mri: no white matter lesions or masses are seen. What the meaning of it?

Normal: This is a very reassuring report that essentially summarizes careful evaluation of the different sequences in the mri. The conclusion is that it is a normal study.

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I did brain MRI this morning and one of the results was: there is evidence of cavum septum pellucidum what does that means?

I did brain MRI this morning and one of the results was: there is evidence of cavum septum pellucidum what does that means?

Likely nothing wrong: The "septum pellucidum" is an anatomical structure in the brain that separates what are known as the 3rd ventricles. In the fetus, it actually begins as a "cavum" form (meaning the structure is split down the middle). Normally, it later after birth. But sometimes it doesn't or in other circumstances it may re-split (head trauma, seen in boxers as well as seen in nontraumatic conditions).

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I did brain MRI some of the results are: there's signal void from the interior and posterior circulation. What does it means?

I did brain MRI some of the results are: there's signal void from the interior and posterior circulation. What does it means?

Need more info: This is likely a statement from the findings section of the mri. Please check the final impression of the report and review the results of your scan with your doctor who ordered the scan. Unfortunately, it is difficult to provide you with more information without seeing the images and reviewing the report.

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Brain MRI result:there is signal void from the anterior and posterior circulation. Is this good or bad? Should I worry and seek for help?

Brain MRI result:there is signal void from the anterior and posterior circulation. Is this good or bad? Should I worry and seek for help?

More context needed: The best answer to your question will come from the person who ordered the test. The words used are radiology "shop talk" and often don't mean much in and of themselves. Most of the time, no worries...Sometimes, yes. Since you're so young ; since you've had not just an MRI but mra too then, again, your physician must've had reason to order these tests. They will have the answers you seek.

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Brain MRI result: there is no signal void from the anterior and posterior circulation what's the medical definition of it and is it bad or not?

Brain MRI result: there is no signal void from the anterior and posterior circulation what's the medical definition of it and is it bad or not?

Signal Void Brain: On mri, in certain sequences there should be a lack of signal (ie. A black appearance) within the blood vessels. This normal appearance suggests that blood is flowing normally within these blood vessels. If there is a lack of signal void, this could suggest either abnormal blood flow or a complete lack of blood flow. This is abnormal and is concerning. Oftentimes this is associated with a stroke.

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My brain MRI results say "patchy t2 hyperintensity, likely a sequelae of inflatmmation", what does that mean?

My brain MRI results say "patchy t2 hyperintensity, likely a sequelae of inflatmmation", what does that mean?

Context: If you had a recent concussion or mild traumatic brain injury, then this MRI finding suggests an area of bruising of the brain that is now recovering. If no recent injury, then this suggests some other process causing inflammation in that region of your brain (and there are many possible causes of inflammation other than injury). Your doctor can tell you more.

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