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What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan?

What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the 
subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter  of an MRI brain scan?

Blood vessels: Most likely would be blood vessels. But that also depends on why you had the test in the first place. Usually in young people we don't see too many of these white or bright spots. As we get older they show up. Ask your doctor to explain the results on general ...Read more

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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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What does scattered small foci of t2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter means. this is from my mri brain w/o contrast test results?

What does scattered small foci of t2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter means. this is from my mri brain w/o contrast test results?

These: are usually due to age-related microvascular changes, and are common incidental MRI findings as we age. However, there are other potential less-likely causes, so you should talk to your doctor about the significance of this finding in your particular case. ...Read more

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What is white matter in the brain?

What is white matter in the brain?

Brain white matter: "white matter" refers to the nerve fibers that facilitate communication between nerve cells -- along with myelin, a fatty sheath that covers the them. White matter is below the surface layer of the brain, and can be followed all the way down the spinal cord. Strokes can injure these areas; some people have cognitive changes as well as physical symptoms afterwards. ...Read more

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What causes extra white matter in the brain?

What causes extra white matter in the brain?

Depends on age: some people have a higher white/gray matter ratio than others. that being said, some disorders show up as white areas on cerebral tissue; discuss with your neurologist. ...Read more

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White matter.found in brain MRI. What is this?

White matter.found in brain MRI. What is this?

White matter: White matter is ALWAYS found in brain MRI because white matter is a normal part of brain tissue. You're looking at an MRI report, aren't you? The 1 responsible for interpreting an MRI report is the 1 who ordered it. If (s)he can't, then (s)he's obligated to find someone who can. You've left out something on the report. You're wasting your time here. See or call your doctor & ask. ...Read more

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What can "white matter" changes in the brain mean?

What can "white matter" changes in the brain mean?

High blood pressure: White matter changes are due to small strokes in the white matter tissue which most often occur with continuous high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes . Controlling your risk factors can help to prevent/reduce future occurrences. ...Read more

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What does 2 hyperintense foci in the right frontal white matter and 1 hyperintense focus in the left frontal white matter mean? migraine 20yo

What does 2 hyperintense foci in the right frontal white matter and 1 hyperintense  
focus in the left frontal  
white matter mean? migraine 20yo

Non-specific finding: The findings you list are non-specific but are frequently seen in people with a history of migraines. It may be advisable to meet with a neurologist who can go over your history, review the reason the MRI was obtained in the first place and perform a detailed neurological exam to determine if further testing is required. ...Read more

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My brain MRI says one small area of increased signal on flair images in the right parietal white matter- what does this mean?

My brain MRI says one small area of increased signal on flair images in the right parietal white matter- what does this mean?

May be nothing or?: Your clinical history- the reason you had the MRI- may be a clue. Many brains show one small area of flair signal. These are often due to headaches, head injuries, high blood pressure, changes in blood flow, etc. They are not by themselves an indicator of much. If you had many of these, and symptoms of MS, they could be related. A single small area though is not alarming. ...Read more

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MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?

MRI test found 10 small punctate foci of abnormal increased T2/FLAIR signal in white matter of both cerebral hemispheres in the subcortical region?

Follow up: Please follow up with the provider who ordered the MRI, or with your primary physician to review the entire result of the scan with you in conjunction with the symptoms that prompted the scan. ...Read more

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Mr of the brain showed foci of abnormal highh signal in deep white matter?

High signal MRI: This finding in MRI of brain is non-specific. Most of them are due to microvascular disease associated with high blood pressure and diabetes. Some due to old damage. Also can be seen in diseases such as multiple sclerosi. Your doctor will decide if he or she should go further base on your sign and symptoms. ...Read more

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What is deep white matter in the brain?

What is deep white matter in the brain?

I'll Try: You know that Hannibal movie where the guy's head was open you see brain hat you see is the grey matter. If you cut deep into a person's brain it looks more white, hence, the white matter. The fancy explanation, grey matter are the cell bodies and white matter are the axons (nerve wires). Your brain is arranged in a way where it just so happens to appear the way you see. ?W ...Read more

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Does a MRI OF the brain show brainstem?

Does a MRI OF the brain show brainstem?

Usually: The standard MRI of brain takes images from the frontal lobes to the bottom of the brainstem, the medulla. ...Read more

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What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

What do white spots on the brain indicate on an MRI brain scan?

Nonspecific: Scattered white spots confined to the white matter of the brain are fairly common and not specific for a certain disease. White spots in a person less than 50 yrs. Old, however, are usually abnormal and may be seen with multiple sclerosis among many other entities. As one ages, these are more likely due to tiny arterial blockages and are fairly common in people over 70 yrs. Old. ...Read more

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Minimal increased nonspecific signal in brain white matter. unremarkable MRI of the brain. Can this be nothing in a 26 yr old?

Minimal increased nonspecific signal in brain white matter. unremarkable MRI of the brain. Can this be nothing in a 26 yr old?

Yes: It can be nothing. Lets take a step backwards though. There must have been a reason for getting the MRI. Migraine headache can be associated with tiny punctate white matter changes. Perhaps a bit of clinical information and a look at the scan might be in order. If you can do this I would be glad to help. www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more

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Could cryofibrinogenemia cause multiple t2 hyperintensities in the periventricular and deep white matter of the brain?

Could cryofibrinogenemia cause multiple t2 hyperintensities in the periventricular and deep white matter of the brain?

Mixed cryoglobulin: Most of the literature regarding cryoglobulinemia and neurologic complications is in reference to peripheral neuropathies and not central nervous system dysfunction. Hence, another cause should be sought for the mr abnormalities. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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My MRI found multiple frontal punctate subcortical white matter foci appreciated notable in the frontal lobes. What does this mean?

My MRI found  multiple frontal punctate subcortical white matter foci appreciated notable in the frontal lobes. What does this mean?

Sign of Age: You often see these as we get older, especially if you have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol. The small blood vessels in the brain, like everywhere in the body, can get clogged with cholesterol, especially if you have high blood pressure and diabetes which makes the vessels less elastic. ...Read more

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What does hypodensity in the cerebral white matter mean?

What does hypodensity in the cerebral white matter mean?

Context: This is highly dependent on what the clinical context is, and could mean a variety of different things. You should speak with your ordering physician who can discuss in the context of the clinical situation. ...Read more

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What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan? scan was done for numbness on left side

What does the results few tiny nonenhancing T2/FLAIR signal foci within the subcortical frontal & right temporal white matter of an MRI brain scan? scan was done for numbness on left side

It depends: Usually these types of findings are nonspecific, and most likely age related. They are generally asymptotic and there is no treatment. Occasionally they are a sign of other disorders, so speak to your physician to decide whether there is any follow up needed. ...Read more

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White Matter (Definition)

White matter is one of the two components of the central nervous system and consists of glial cells and myelinated axons that transmit signals from one region of the cerebrum to another and between the cerebrum and lower brain centers. White matter tissue of the freshly cut brain appears pinkish white to the naked eye because myelin is composed largely of lipid ...Read more