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What does scattered foci off adnormal t/2 flair hyperintensity within the periventricular white matter? Mri was ordered for MS symptoms

What does scattered foci off adnormal t/2 flair hyperintensity within the periventricular white matter? Mri was ordered for MS symptoms

Maybe diagnostic: Your doctor needs to counsel you about this result, as one explanation could well be MS, but other causes may be considered. Have a neurologist fully confirm or disconfirm the diagnosis ASAP. ...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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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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Subtle scattered white matter on MRI more conspicious than MRI done in 2008 o8 for headaches and 13 for dizziness is that concerning?

Subtle scattered white matter on MRI more conspicious than MRI done in 2008 o8 for headaches  and 13 for dizziness is that concerning?

Check out this link.: Follow up with your dr and be aware that hypertension, diabetes, high lipids, sedentary lifestyle and smoking may contribute to impaired blood flow to the brain.Get reassurance from your neurologist.Perhaps your headache ;dizziness are symptoms of migraine ; the MRI picture is the effect or cause of it.Best wishes! http://neurology.About.Com/od/cerebrovascular/a/what-are-these-spots-on-my-mri.Htm. ...Read more

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High anxiety about scattered white matter on mri. Have had anxiety issues for years. Ms symptoms and anxiety symptoms are simular. Should i worry?

High anxiety about scattered white matter on mri. Have had anxiety issues for years. Ms symptoms and anxiety symptoms  are simular. Should i worry?

Get answers: Your description does not definitely rule in or out possibility that lesions are of MS origin. They may well be due to other problems, such as migraine, head injury, smoking, hypertension. Anxiety is NOT a cardinal sign of MS. Discuss fully with your doctor and decide the next steps. ...Read more

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Termnl zones myelination seen in bilateral posterior periventricular white matter - brain MRI epilepsy protocol of my 13 yr son. What does it mean?

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Termnl zones myelination seen in bilateral posterior periventricular white matter - brain MRI epilepsy protocol of my 13 yr son. What does it mean?

Unusual: Terminal zones of myelination refers to maturation of the covering of the nerves (myelin) in the brain. It's a bit unusual in 13 year old children. A child/pediatric neurologist would be better able to explain these findings to you in the context of your child's clinical condition. ...Read more

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Terminal zones myelination seen in bilateral posterior periventricular white matter - brain MRI epilepsy protocol done of my 13 yr son. What does it mean pl?

Terminal zones myelination seen in bilateral posterior periventricular white matter - brain MRI epilepsy protocol done of my 13 yr son. What does it mean pl?

Need expert opinion: The person who is taking care of your son and i assume that he/she is a neurologist should be better qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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Had mri, showed normal, but at the end it said a subtle amount of white matter from previous MRI could indicate early chronic something small vessel.

Had mri, showed normal, but at the end it said a subtle amount of white matter from previous MRI could indicate early chronic something small vessel.

Not too serious: I would not worry too much. Make sure that you cholesterol and blood pressure have been checked. If you are chronically worried, though, maybe having another doctor look at the images for you would be a good idea. ...Read more

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At what age is it somewhat normal to start seeing changes in white matter on a MRI scan? Ms scare! extreme anxiety here. Thanks

Much older !: Ms is a rare disorder white matter lesions may be non specific or due to microvascular changes common in patients with hypertension and diabetes see your doctor to put your your mind at rest. ...Read more

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Can white matter on brain MRI be some kind of connection with my chiari malformation? Can it be spinal fluid build up?

Can white matter on brain MRI be some kind of connection with my chiari malformation? Can it be spinal fluid build up?

Come again?: Brain consists of gray matter (neurons' cell bodies) & white matter (connecting fiber tracts). Chiari malformation has to do with position of cerebellum at base of brain. These 2 things aren't related at all. Finally, can WHAT be spinal-fluid buildup? You'll understand much better if you educate yourself about brain anatomy. There are good sources for laypeople. It's NOT beyond your ability. ...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?

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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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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I am a 33 yr fit female with hypertension, white matter changes on MRI and vertebral artery stenosis found in mra. Could I have a stroke soon?

I am a 33 yr fit female with hypertension, white matter changes on MRI and vertebral artery stenosis found in mra. Could I have a stroke soon?

Perhaps.: You are probably at higher risk than average for having a stroke. I would recommend taking an adult aspirin a day and modify your risk factors (blood pressure control, healthy diet, weight loss, smoking cessation, cholesterol control, etc.). Speak to your physician for more information. ...Read more

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Could white matter spots on an MRI necessarily be a death sentence?

Could white matter spots on an MRI necessarily be a death sentence?

Not at all.: Small white spots in the white matter on MRI are not uncommon. They are typically seen in middle to older ages from chronic small vessel changes, usually secondary to diabetes and hypertension. Rarely they can be seen with multiple sclerosis and other diseases. They can be from old shearing trauma (such as a bad vehicle accident). They are nonspecific & may require further evaluation to find out. ...Read more

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Mri white matter/ 4 black holes. No symptom of ms. Did a spinal taping results yet. What r the chances of having ms.

Mri white matter/ 4 black holes.  No symptom of ms.  Did a spinal taping results yet. What r the chances of having ms.

Unclear: It depends on the characteristics of the "black holes" that you see on the mri. Although they are in the white matter, there are some characteristic appearances and locations for ms. Typically, ms plaques don't appear like black holes, but without seeing the MRI it is hard to say. Wait for the results of the spinal tap and then go over them 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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10 months nunmbess, left leg getting worse white matter right side brian mri, , nerogrogist say adnormal mri can not use left leg dr not helping ?

10 months nunmbess, left leg getting worse white matter right side brian mri, , nerogrogist say adnormal mri can not use left leg dr not helping ?

Use HealthTap Prime.: This is a complicated condition that needs to be further defined. (And spelling mistakes don't help in our understanding, either). I gather that there is an abnormal MRI signal & loss of use of the left leg. Potentially, this is the result of a stroke affecting the "white matter". If so, there's no way to recover the brain - only rehab therapy can help recover function. Use HT Prime to discuss ...Read more

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I have MS, what does few scattered foci of increased T2 signal intensity in the white matter mean from an MRI report mean?

I have MS, what does few scattered foci of increased T2 signal intensity in the white matter mean from an MRI report mean?

Confirmation: If you have confirmed MS from other tests like a lumbar puncture and characteristic changes in your CSF, as well as clinical history that supports the diagnosis, then the foci of increased T2 intensity in the white matter may just be the areas in your brain that are being affected by the MS. Keeping track of these and their progression can help determine the progression of your disease. ...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