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Had a brain MRI shows small cyst neuro not concerned. Could it be ms? Cyst on brain! concerns me

Had a brain MRI shows small cyst neuro not concerned. Could it be ms? Cyst on brain! concerns me

Cyst: Most likely the cyst is an arachoid cyst of congenital origin, and is unlikely to be of any clinical concern or significance. One solitary cyst as described is not a sign of MS or infection, or cancer, and should be best regarded as a coincidental finding. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Does MS show on brain mri? Pressure headaches and tremor and confusion . What can I have ? I have sjögren's syndrome .

Does MS show on brain mri? Pressure headaches and tremor and confusion . What can I have ? I have sjögren's syndrome .

Yes: MRI is the standard of care. Lesions can be seen here and not on CT. Your Sjogren's can mimic MS, and may explain all of your symptoms. Is a neurologist involved?? ...Read more

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Headache and dyasthesia for 1year. Neuro thinks migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods. Liver Alt 67. Worried about ms. Would MS show on Mri?

Headache and dyasthesia for 1year. Neuro thinks migraines. Brain Mri normal and bloods. Liver Alt 67. Worried about ms. Would MS show on Mri?

Headaches: Yes. Multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques are commonly found on an MRI study along the corpus callosum, periventricular white matter, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord. A lumbar puncture with analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will make the diagnosis of MS. See the neurologist to manage the headaches and dysesthesias. ...Read more

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Heel tingle when i get hot.Brain mri norm. spine show stenosis,but why the heat sens?Trying 2 research&everything suggests ms which has been ruled out

Heel tingle when i get hot.Brain mri norm. spine show stenosis,but why the heat sens?Trying 2 research&everything suggests ms which has been ruled out

May be the stenosis: The fibers that transmit sensory signals are in the dorsal root ganglion in the spine. If there is spinal stenosis, those fibers that receive sensory input from the areas you describe may be effected. ...Read more

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Can your mri of the spine be negative for MS, but your brain mri postive?

Can your mri of the spine be negative for MS, but your brain mri postive?

MY MRI's?: Well, thanks for asking. MY MRI's of the spine and brain...well, they're very well thank you..;) But I guess we're talking about maybe YOUR MRI's? I need to say 1 very important thing. Listen up...MRI's don't diagnose MS..qualified people do. An MRI of a spinal CORD can definitely NOT show signs CONSISTENT with MS while a brain's does. Make sense? Maybe? Got pictures? ww.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Is a pituitary MRI different from an MS brain mri?

Is a pituitary MRI different from an MS brain mri?

Merely technical: Looking directly at base of brain and pituitary requires slightly different cuts and angles, as the focus is directed to a small area of brain, but the software and pictures are handled in a similar fashion. In ms, we tend to use specialized approaches, such as flair or double inversion recovery to see the white matter spots better. Not needed for pituitary views, usually. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a clean spinal tab and have ms? I was told i'm showing signs including the brain mri

Is it possible to have a clean spinal tab and have ms? I was told i'm showing signs including the brain mri

Can happen: If your history and physical findings are consistent and films confirmatory, you likely do have MS. Spinal fluid is NOT always helpful, and in fact, benign fluid suggests a far milder course of events. ...Read more

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What is the difference in contrast enhancing lesion and contrast enhancing nodule in brain mri report of ms patient?

What is the difference in contrast enhancing lesion and contrast enhancing nodule in brain mri report of ms patient?

Very little: The nodule may be the lesion referred to in the report. Would need to know more but contrast enhancing means it took up the radiocontrast media. A lesion is only something you see on the xray. It may be the nodule but does not refer to size. Ask your doc for more info. Best to you. ...Read more

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Brain MRI with white matters and 4 black holes findings. Are back holes alway a sign of ms? Or not necessarily. I have no symptoms of ms.

Brain MRI with white matters and 4 black holes findings.  Are back holes alway a sign of ms?  Or not necessarily.  I have no symptoms of ms.

We term this: Radiologically isolated syndrome, and sorry, but many of these mri's foretell future diagnosis of clinically definite ms. Suggest you go further, get films of cervical spinal cord, and maybe lumbar puncture. Would strongly urge a consult with a neurologist who specializes in ms, as the proper management is rather complex these days. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are little dots appearing on a brain MRI that are not in the matter itself, but run down the middle areas? Radiology said negative for MS.

What are little dots appearing on a brain MRI that are not in the matter itself, but run down the middle areas? Radiology said negative for MS.

Neuroradiology: Not my specialty. I've referred question to Neuroradiology. Bright spots on brain MR are often termed UBO's (unidentified bright objects, I'm not kidding). Though there's talk about relationship to MS, I know several personally have had them for decades, and nothing yet. They choose to adopt a positive attitude "oh, must be my UBO's!" when forgetting keys, etc. Hope Healthtap provides you info. ...Read more

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Is it possible 2 have MS even if the brain MRI was normal? I have all the symptoms; fallen102 times since oct12, speech&memory issues, tremoring etc

Is it possible 2 have MS even if the brain MRI was normal? I have all the symptoms; fallen102 times since oct12, speech&memory issues, tremoring etc

See below: If you have a normal MRI of brain and spinal cord, you do NOT have MS. You may well have neurological issues, and there should not be much challenge in confirming your diagnosis if you find an experienced competent neurologist. ...Read more

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My primary and chiro say my lhermitte's isnt ms. Brain MRI and neuro normal. They're not worried, thinking pinched nerve. Should i be, or get 3rd op?

My primary and chiro say my lhermitte's isnt ms. Brain MRI and neuro normal. They're not worried, thinking pinched nerve.  Should i be, or get 3rd op?

Lhermittes w nl mri: With those two tests being ok, consider this a 3d opinion. A nerve can be pinched or irritated and look alright on these scans. When these scans are normal, the problem can't be severe. Give it some time, the outcome should be good. ...Read more

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Can a brain mri without contrast detect signs of MS?

Can a brain mri without contrast detect signs of MS?

Yes, it can: MRI is definitely terrific in demonstrating MS lesions. The newer ones which would be contrast positive allow us to make treatment decisions and changes. The older lesions can be seem chronically on a non-contrast MRI. ...Read more

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Had a brain MRI (suspected MS) and had a call the following day to ask for an urgent scan for a clearer view. Should I be concerned?

Had a brain MRI (suspected MS) and had a call the following day to ask for an urgent scan for a clearer view. Should I be concerned?

Glasses smudged?: They're asking for a "clearer view" which ain't a diagnosis. From what I've seen with patients in the UK I'd think you'd be happy to get as many MRI's of the head as they're willing to give! It's so hard to get just ONE done on somebody who's really deserving. My God woman...they're offering you TWO! By all means- get 'em done. Wanna chat about anything? www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Had brain MRI done on 1.5 tesla.worried it missed MS lesions as having sensory issues.can that strength still pick up lesions in most cases?

Had brain MRI done on 1.5 tesla.worried it missed MS lesions as having sensory issues.can that strength still pick up lesions in most cases?

Do not worry: Absence of brain lesions, if also no lesions in spinal cord, essentially rules out presence of MS. Maybe your "spinal cord compression" is answer to your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have MS symptoms to the point of affecting my life and work...Brain MRI indicative of ms.....All else ruled out. Neg. L.P. So dr wont treat .....Why?

I have MS symptoms to the point of affecting my life and work...Brain MRI indicative of ms.....All else ruled out. Neg. L.P. So dr wont treat .....Why?

Complex diagnosis: Unable to evaluate your doctor's decision, but must emphasize that many docs have a hard time understanding whether MRI lesions are specific for ms or another condition. If you also have lesions on cervical MRI or brain lesions change, that would be better confirmation of ms. So, suggest a followup study at 6 months. Second opinion may be in order. ...Read more

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Is a neg brain MRI enough to rule out ms?

Is a neg brain MRI enough to rule out ms?

Multiple sclerosis: A normal brain MRI can USUALLY exclude multiple sclerosis as a diagnosis. However, it depends on the quality of the MRI and whether the proper sequences (e.g FLAIR and sometimes Gadolinium) were performed. Even with a good MRI, 5% of patients with MS will have normal MRIs. A neurologist can diagnose multiple sclerosis based upon your neurologic symptoms over time, even if the MRI is normal. ...Read more

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Male, 37yo, only symptom is lhermitte's, brain MRI is clear. Is MS still most likely cause or something else?

Male, 37yo, only symptom is lhermitte's, brain MRI is clear. Is MS still most likely cause or something else?

Significance: Lhermitte's is sign of problem involving posterior columns of spinal cord, and could be due to vertebral or disc compression, B-12 deficiency, and even MS. Did you have spinal MRI? If you possess but one localized area of complaint, this is not an initial sign of MS until other possibilities are excluded. ...Read more

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