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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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Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

Do small white spots on MRI of brain indicate multiple sclerosis?

It depends: Like many things in medicine, it depends. Some of it depends on the patient's symptoms, age. Many people have "white spots" on mris; there can be non-specific small vessel white matter disease seen on the MRI of many individuals with a western diet. White spots on an MRI also can mean ms, but it is usually in a certain pattern that is more specific for ms. Discuss your MRI with your neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes white spots on the brain?

What causes white spots on the brain?

?MRI report: Presume you had an MRI, and radiologist noted lesions in brain white matter. Generically, these can be due to smoking, hypertension, hardening of small arteries, aging, prior head injury, migraine, arteritis/ vasculitis, and multiple sclerosis, amongst the more common causes ...Read more

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What are white spots on the frontal lobes of brain mean?

What are white spots on the frontal lobes of brain mean?

White: White spots....Very variable in their cause. Usually seen in people with migraines or 'small vessel disease' related to bp, diabetes, high cholesterol, genetics, smoking, etc. Really depends on their appearance. Usually radiologist will comment on their opinion. ...Read more

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What do black spots that appear on an MRI of the brain mean?

What do black spots that appear on an MRI of the brain mean?

It depends....: How white, grey or black signal on an MRI scan is interpreted depends on the type of sequence that spot appears in. So without knowing the sequence, i can only guess. If these are scattered black dots they could represent small foci of old hemorrhage or iron deposition. If it is a bigger spot it could represent a fluid collection. I really would have to see the images to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Mutiple white heads on legs, what are they?

Mutiple white heads on legs, what are they?

WHITEHEADS ON LEGS: IF THEY ARE WHITEHEADS, PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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What are the bright white spots on a bone scan?

What are the bright white spots on a bone scan?

Isotope deposits: A bone scan invovles injecting a radioisotope into the body. The brighter white areas are where the body has deposited more of the isotope than the less bright areas. Some of this is normal, such as in the bladder but some of these areas may be abnormal. ...Read more

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What are those grey spots on my eyeball?

What are those grey spots on my eyeball?

Probably normal: Grey spots on the sclera (white of the eye) are usually areas of thinning of the eye wall, which is common with age. This thinning allows the pigmented tissues beneath the sclera to show through, which gives this grey appearance. However, areas of increased pigmentation (usually brown or black) can indicate a risk for cancer or pre-cancer on the surface of the eye, so get an eye exam to be sure. ...Read more

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had MRI scan on my brain have recieved these results what do they mean multiple bilateral periventricular and deep white matter hyperintense lesions?

 had  MRI scan on my brain have recieved these results what do they mean multiple bilateral periventricular and deep white matter hyperintense lesions?

Probably normal. : What they describe is a fairly normal finding of the aging process. If you have neurological symptoms, they could represent something abnormal. You can ask your family doctor or neurologist to go over the MRI report with you if you have concerns. ...Read more

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What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

What can white spots on spine in MRI scan indicate?

Depends on where: In the spine they could be a hemangioma or a lipoma, benign bone lesions... In the spinal cord.......Multiple sclerosis, tumor, or cord trauma. To name a few.... ...Read more

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What are these white spots on my teeth?

What are these white spots on my teeth?

Many causes: Most white spots are either from irregularities in the enamel of your teeth or from decalcification caused by decay-producing bacteria. See your family dentist. There are many good ways to make white spots less visible. ...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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Can you explain what are these white spots on my tonsils?

Can you explain what are these white spots on my tonsils?

Probably tonsilliths: While you can get an exudate on your tonsils when there is an infection, more likely what you have are tonsilliths, or tonsil stones. There are the excretory product of the tonsils that form in the crypts ("pockets"). There are more common in younger people, and often will occur more after an inflammatory process, like a cold or upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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What do dark spots and areas on CT lumbar indicate?

What do dark spots and areas on CT lumbar indicate?

See your doctor: If you have had a ct scan of the lumbar spine, you should be going over that with your doctor - you can't hope to evaluate the images on your own. ...Read more

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Two small white matter lesions on brain that do not enhance with contrast. They weren't present on an MRI from 2014. What can this be??

Correlation: You do not provide information regarding why MRI films have been done twice, but the description of the lesions suggests nonspecific findings. Such lesions can occur due to head injury, smoking, inflammation, migraine, and even multiple sclerosis. In absence of further information, cannot correlate further. We could expand upon the considerations if a Concierge visit is scheduled. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are these white spots on my biceps?

I'm curious as to what are these white spots on my biceps?

Only a hands on-: -exam as well as visual exam could tell U. With out pictures& more history as 2 when appeared, itchy, painful & more needs 2 B considered. ...Read more

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Small white bumps on penis what are they and what treatments are offered?

Small white bumps on penis what are they and what treatments are offered?

Penile lesion : It's hard to tell without examining you, it could be STD or an allergic reaction. Please see a provider for further investigation. ...Read more

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What does my mri results mean by there are a few scattered patchy t2/flair hyperintense lesions in both deep and superficial subcortical white matter?

What does my mri results mean by there are a few scattered patchy t2/flair hyperintense lesions in both deep and superficial subcortical white matter?

Ask referring doc: Even if your pictures look exactly like the one here (scattered T2 abnormalities in a woman of your age), you still wouldn't have an answer without further Dr's. exam and a detailed history. You likely had some reason to have the study done and that reason is very important to establishing a diagnosis. Sorry I can't put your mind at ease. You will need a neurologist to sort it out. ...Read more