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White Spots In Bone On Mri
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
I have white spots on my verabrae on my MRI the size of a grape should I be worried, I don't have my results as yet so worried about it. ?
There is: no way to answer that without looking at the images or having more specific info. Depending on the sequence parameters, "white spots" in the vertebral bodies could be entirely innocuous, or could signify a significant abnormality. If you can upload the images, you can initiate a HealthTap Concierge consult if you don't want to wait for the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a MRI to show white spots on spine not the spinal cord but by the discs in between them
It can be: It is difficult to answer this without seeing the MRI or at least knowing more about the MRI. There are two main types of pictures taken in an MRI, they are labelled as "T1" and "T2" images. Also, sometimes contrast (a compound injected intravenously for the MRI) is given. A white area in the center of the discs on a T2 image is normally suggestive of healthy (well hydrated) discs and is normal ...Read more
Mri showed white spots, suspected MS, but spinal tap normal. Neuro says white spots benign, but what exactly causes them?
Nobody knows: ubo.(unidentified bright objects) http://neurology.about.com/od/cerebrovascular/a/What-Are-These-Spots-On-My-MRI.htm So are age spots. Indeed, age spots are very highly associated with diseases of aging like cerebrovascular disease..because they aren't in young people. Found in elephant man disease, stroke http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24936416 not so much MS. I've only seen them in normals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spots nonspecific: At your age, spots may be consistent with microvascular angiopathy, a sign of vascular atherosclerosis or even small strokes, which may be a focus for your seizures, but such lesions may be due to migraine, head injury, multiple sclerosis, and may have little to do with current seizures. Talk to your doc, as may need a medicine to protect against stroke. ...Read more
What further testing is done to find out what caused white spots to show up on the brain when an MRI was done?
Can white spots on MRI be caused by past trauma, such as falling and hitting head as a child? (Spinal tap normal)
Motion artifact ?: Any imaging test, especially an MRI, can have spots in them that are not a real abnormality, called motion artifact. Your radiologist should be able to tell if the spots are something real or not, because the dots can represent fluid collections as well. If some question exists about whether this is a real finding, you will need to repeat the study, sorry. Trauma can cause fluid collections... ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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