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Understanding Brain Mri 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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
Need more info: You have not provided any results to discuss. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Doctors I need an answer fast, it's 12 am an I have I get a brain MRI at 8 am. I've been eating. Will this affect results?!
MRI: Nope. Not in any way!Get a more detailed answer ›
Will the medication tamoxifen effect the results of a MRI of the brain? Would this medication cause the brain MRI to be inaccurate?
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 ...Read more
Good news.: The blood vessels supplying your brain are not narrowed or blocked. These are the cerebral arteries. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
Will tamoxifen/nolvadex effect the results of an MRI of the brain? I am taking this medication and just had a brain MRI done.
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Why would neurosurgeon do brain MRI scan on 5th dec and not return any results for the past 7 weeks and now request the patient 2 go back for another 1?
Let's try to solve?: Perhaps ns wanted it to see how things progressed but didn't think you wanted to know? Not a good answer! Maybe, thought they called you, but didn't? Naga! Time gone by and now wants interval exam? Okay, it's reasonable? Then sometimes we all just make mistakes? Good reason, but needs apology! Did you call to inquire about the results? Need to talk! Both sides! Hope this helped? ...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
No: But don't get drunk.........You have follow some commands while inside machine. ...Read more
I went for a brain MRI just for a check up and the results is abnormal. I will see a neurologist on monday. Very nervous what it can be.?
Some thots: Do not have info regarding the "abnormal" findings, but not unique to have spots in white matter secondary to prior head injury or migraine, and some medications can cause these. In older pts, the spots may be due to hardening of the arteries. The MRI findings need to correlate with your clinical problems, not just an isolated radiological finding. ...Read more
One of brain MRI results:there is signal void from the anterior and posterior circulation. What does it mean and what are the treatments for it?
If you claustrophobic and can't do a brain MRI what other test are as accurate that your doctor can rely on. Alternative to MRI with similar results.?
Brain MRI results: differential includes nonspecific demyelinating process such as MS vasculitis and infectious etilogies. What does this mean?
Meaning of MRI:
Differential- this refers to the list of possible diagnoses for the person.
The radiologist is not exactly sure what the imaging diagnosis is but what they are saying is that it looks like is ms or ms like things. Ms vasculitis (swelling of the arteries seen in ms). The other thing he/she thinks is possible are infectious etiologies (causes: such as bacterial or viral infection. ...Read more
The results of my brain MRI show I have a mass statistically related to a meningioma. What is the next step? Does my GP tell me who to contact?
U need to see a neur:
Neurosurgeon or radiation oncologist
If symptomatic can be treated easily with radiosurgery or gamma knife ...Read more
Brain MRI results " few scattered nonspecific punctuate focal areas of T2 prolongation subcortacally within both frontal lobes" Just diagnosed with R?
What rad reports say: Understanding radiology reports can be challenging. "Nonspecific" usually means cause unclear/many possible causes and often implies "low concern". Generally speaking, " few. Nonspecific. Focal. T2. frontal lobes" in a young woman probably are just Virchow-Robin spaces (no concern) but the specific pt. History is very important. I don't know what "Just diagnosed with R? " means. ...Read more
I had ocular migraines and one sided numbness and my brain MRI results show increased signals to subcortical and it is 3mm causes?
Need further Eval: Ocular migraines are a diagnosis of exclusion--by which I mean that there cannot be another explanation for the changes in vision reported. I am concerned about your subcortical changes on MRI and numbness, which could be the result of another neurologic diagnosis such as MS. Please strongly consider an evaluation with a neurologist sooner rather than later.... Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more
Had brain MRI done w/o contrast 3days ago. Possibly had viral meningitis in March. Result said enlargement of sulcus. What does this mean? I'm 25 y.o
43 yr male having heart attack symptoms since 1 yr. All tests show normal result! (Angiogram, echocardiac, Chest scan, bloodtests, brain MRI).wat can it be
Does the kind of brain damage caused by binge drinking show up on a brain MRI? Could you have a normal MRI result and still have damage?
I did a brain MRI and brain mranas I complaint from chronic headaches. The results showed a superimposed mix alley and speniod sinus fungus infection?
Had two spinal taps cont2. Csf was Lyme negative... Symptoms still persist 2+ years. Brain MRI white matter foci. Blood test results now normalizing?
Result for my brain MRI -asymmetric decreased attenuation in the left basal ganglia, variant dilated perivascular spaces or punctate chronic lacune.?
MRI report: This is language used in radiology to describe what they see. Ordinarily, they cannot distinguish a small stroke (lacune) from a perivascular space. A "puntate lacune" though is very small. It is probably just the side view of a blood vessel (aka perivascular). Do you smoke? Do you have high blood pressure? Do you have diabetes mellitus? Atrial fibrillation? These are stroke risk factors. ...Read more
Is it possible to suffer a TIA and have negative test results (CT, CTA and brain MRI). I have high cholesterol & blood pressure?
MRI: You will be asked to rest on your back and not move your head during the mri. You will be moved into the scanner. The MRI machine has enormously powerful magnets which will orient hydrogen molecules into a single direction. When a when the magnet energy is changed, the hydrogen atoms give off energy which will be picked up by the computer. ...Read more
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