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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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I have twitching/spasms in my right calve that I can see going nuts all day for a couple weeks, what is this?.mri of brain norm, emg was normal?

I have twitching/spasms in my right calve that I can see going nuts all day for a couple weeks, what is this?.mri of brain norm, emg was normal?

Muscle twitch: It may be as simple as you are exerting the muscle too much with activity, you may consider decreasing calf exercises for a week to see if that helps resolve the issue. Unlikely an electrolyte abnormality as only in one calf, not both. ...Read more

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What if a recent MRI on brain read venous differnetial in the opptiucal lobe, could it be a brain tumor starting have been having trouble speaking?

What if a recent MRI on brain read venous differnetial in the opptiucal lobe, could it be a brain tumor starting have been having trouble speaking?

Question unclear: I'm sorry, your question is just not clear and can't be sensibly answered. A tumor in one of the occipital lobes is not likely to cause difficulty speaking unless it was large enough to be clearly visible on an mri. I think "venous differential" is a mis-quotation. Perhaps the report read "deep venous anomaly" or "venous hemangioma"? These are benign conditions. Ask your doctor to clarify. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of MRI of the brain and the orbit?

What is the purpose of MRI of the brain and the orbit?

That depends: Basically to better evaluate the brain and orbits than you would see with a ct scan. Subtle findings are better seen with an mri- and it is frequently ordered after a negative ct scan. The combo 'brain and orbits' MRI is often ordered by physicians looking for signs of multiple sclerosis ( i would ask your doctor why they ordered it ). ...Read more

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I feel very lightheaded i don't no what to do had normal MRI of the brain on 4-18-13 scared please he'lp?

I feel very lightheaded i don't no what to do had normal MRI of the brain on 4-18-13 scared please he'lp?

You are still too : Young to be concerned about serious medical conditions. Dizziness is a very common complaint among our patients and oftentimes they are benign and not serious. Yours may be from anxiety, panic attacks, drop in blood pressure with sudden standing up or head turning, inner ear problem, sleep deprivation, medication side effect etc.If all work up are negative, then say to yourself, i'm not dying yet. ...Read more

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What do dark areas on MRI brain mean?

What do dark areas on MRI brain mean?

depends: "dark" areas can mean different things on different sequences in a given mri. The normal brain is dark on some sequences, such as the attached picture. Please rephrase your question for a better answer. ...Read more

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What is the explanation of MRI BRAIN left thalamic and internal capsule infarction?

What is the explanation of MRI BRAIN left thalamic and internal capsule infarction?

MRI brain w infarct: This study should be discussed thoroughly with the doc. Diagnosis can't be made w/o clinical correlation. An infarct is a stoke, caused by lack of blood flow to the named areas leading to cell death. A l thalamic infarct should result in either behavioral/cognitive changes or sensorimotor deficits, or both. Internal capsule infarct may result in facial paralysis, arm weakness, & sensory loss. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more