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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis. What does it mean.

MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically and Mild peri ventricular gliosis.  What does it mean.

Can b normal: for your age. If one is in otherwise good health these findings may not be clinically signficant. Your doctor may elect to monitor these with another MRI with contrast. ...Read more

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MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically. Mild peri ventricular gliosis. Age related mild diffuse atrophy.

MRI scan shows two small focal flair hot spots in either frontal lobes subcortically. Mild peri ventricular gliosis. Age related mild diffuse atrophy.

Probably not...: ...significant. A few small lesions can be seen in many patients without an underlying problem. If there is any concern, then a repeat MR in 4-6 months can be performed. Without any interval change, then you should not worry. However, atrophy at your age is more worrisome and not common, and your Doctor should examine you closely for any underlying cause. ...Read more

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A small black spot on my liver the size of a penny was found during an ultrasound. I'm being sent for an MRI scan but am worried sick?

May be nothing ...: This may just be a benign area in the liver. There are several things which can develop - cysts, benign tumors (adenoma, focal nodular hyperplasia). The MRI should help tell what this may be. Liver cancer is rare if there is no cirrhosis in the liver. Hang in there. ...Read more

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5yo daughter has sleepmyoclonus, has 1 ash leaf spot on waist, ped neuro ordered for plain cranial MRI scan. Is it safe to have MRI in small children?

5yo daughter has sleepmyoclonus, has 1 ash leaf spot on waist, ped neuro ordered for plain cranial MRI scan. Is it safe to have MRI in small children?

Yes: It is safe to have an MRI in children. Young children may be given some type of sedation or anesthesia so that they remain still during an MRI. One can choose a facility that has lots of experience doing children's sedation and children's MRI's. ...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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Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is i need answers now! I've even had?

Hello I've had 2 MRI brain scans for white spots on my brain and the expert doctors here still don't know what it is  i need answers now! I've even had?

Many possibilities: Sounds like you're referring to t2 white matter hyper intensities. The possible causes are numerous. Developing some small spots is really fairly normal as one ages, but the devil is in the details of your films, your history, and your exam. Your neurologist would be best one to determine what these may be, if they are concerning, and if they require further investigation. ...Read more

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Can white spots on MRI be caused by past trauma, such as falling and hitting head as a child? (Spinal tap normal)

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

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White spots on mri, lumbar puncture negative no ms.Still have weak shaky episodes that come and go.Neuro suggested pots, can it cause these symptoms?

White spots on mri, lumbar puncture negative no ms.Still have weak shaky episodes that come and go.Neuro suggested pots, can it cause these symptoms?

Nonspecific: Your MRI lesions are possibly related to migraine, smoking, prior head injuries, and many other relatively benign events. If there is consideration for a vascular process causing your symptoms, get your internist involved, and perhaps even see a cardiologist. ...Read more