Is a pituitary MRI different from an MS brain mri?

Merely technical. Looking directly at base of brain and pituitary requires slightly different cuts and angles, as the focus is directed to a small area of brain, but the software and pictures are handled in a similar fashion. In ms, we tend to use specialized approaches, such as flair or double inversion recovery to see the white matter spots better. Not needed for pituitary views, usually.

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Can your mri of the spine be negative for MS, but your brain mri postive?

MY MRI's? Well, thanks for asking. MY MRI's of the spine and brain...well, they're very well thank you..;) But I guess we're talking about maybe YOUR MRI's? I need to say 1 very important thing. Listen up...MRI's don't diagnose MS..qualified people do. An MRI of a spinal CORD can definitely NOT show signs CONSISTENT with MS while a brain's does. Make sense? Maybe? Got pictures? ww.healthtap.com/drsaghafi. Read more...
Yes. Yes one of the findings often seen in ms is characteristic " plaques" seen on MRI scans. These can be in the brain and not anywhere else potentially. The presence of plaques does not in and of itself make the diagnosis, so you would want to see a neurologist for accurate workup, diagnosis, and treatment. Read more...

Had a brain MRI (suspected MS) and had a call the following day to ask for an urgent scan for a clearer view. Should I be concerned?

Glasses smudged? They're asking for a "clearer view" which ain't a diagnosis. From what I've seen with patients in the UK I'd think you'd be happy to get as many MRI's of the head as they're willing to give! It's so hard to get just ONE done on somebody who's really deserving. My God woman...they're offering you TWO! By all means- get 'em done. Wanna chat about anything? www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi. Read more...