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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. Gregory Moneta
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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 revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Mri revealed white spots on brain, causes?

Chronic blood supply: White spots or ubo are related to slow death of brain tissue due to blood flow problems. White spots get more numerous with age, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and cholesterol issues. ...Read more

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What do dark spots on my MRI bone scan on my spine mean?

What do dark spots on my MRI bone scan on my spine mean?

Unable to answer: T1 images will show water, air, and cortical bone as dark. T2 images will show air, cortical bone, and other hydrophobic substances as dark. So depends on image acquisition and anatomy. ...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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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 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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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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Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Had full body bone scan had mottled white spots on hands wrists and feet legs black on my upper spine and a big black spot on the side of my face?

Need more info...: And i advise waiting for the official radiologist or nuclear physician report. What is seen on the technologist screen is not of the same quality as the physician interprets. Also, some physicians read them where lighter means more radioactivity, and others where black does, so your description cannot be accurately commented on. ...Read more

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What could white patches on a brain scan suggest?

Few things: If by brain scan you mean mri, then "white patches" at your age are probably part of aging, nonspecific, unimportant. Of course they can also represent other things such as ms. I would recommend correlating your symptoms with the finding. If you weren't being worked up for ms than don't worry about it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Mri showed white spots, suspected MS, but spinal tap normal. Neuro says white spots benign, but what exactly causes them?

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 more

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In my neck MRI dr found two white spot on spine what does it means tumor or cancer?

In my neck MRI dr found two white spot on spine what does it means tumor or cancer?

Hard to know: This is a good question for your doctor. White spots can be many things, including normal. Are the spots on the bones in your neck, or on the spinal cord? How big are they? Why did you have the neck mri? Ask your doctor for the MRI report and come back to tell us what it says. We will be able to help you more with that information! ...Read more

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Mri of the lumbar but the radiologist didn't remark on a white round spot at the anterior sacrum s3 region. ?

Mri of the lumbar but the radiologist didn't remark on a white round spot at the anterior sacrum s3 region.  ?

3 possibilities: There are 3 things in imaging studies that a radiologist won't mention: normal anatomy, "artifact" (false spots, lines or shadow caused by machine error/interference), and things that are simply missed because radiologists are humans. You could discuss this with the doctor who ordered the study who may be able to contact the radiologist to inquire, or seek a second opinion if still concerned. ...Read more

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What could cause white spots on my father's MRI?

What could cause white spots on my father's MRI?

There is simply: not enough information provided to venture a guess. You can talk to your doctor about it, or upload some MRI images on HealthTap and request a consult. ...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 could cause bright white spots near my neck area in a bone scan?

What could cause bright white spots near my neck area in a bone scan?

Elevated activity: Increased uptake on a nuclear medicine bone scan can be secondary to a healing fracture, infection of the bone (osteomyelitis), arthritis, and tumor. X-rays of the area are frequently obtained for correlation. ...Read more

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Sacrum x-ray shows a few small black dots on lower pelvic bone & 2 large white encapsulated spots in pelvic space, what could these anomalies be?

Sacrum x-ray shows a few small black dots on lower pelvic bone & 2 large white encapsulated spots in pelvic space, what could these anomalies be?

Xray: xrays of the sacrum also will show signs of gas and particles in the large intestine. An xray takes 3 dimensions and reduces it to 2 dimensions, overlaying multiple structures into a flat image, distorting things to some degree. Pelvic phleboliths (vascular calicifications) are common. The sacrum also has foraminae where nerves pass, which may appear as dark spots. ...Read more

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