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Had MRI of brain. States diffuse pathologic t2 hypersignall noted bilaterally in frontal parietal regions. I'm scared....Dementia? ? Ms???

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Discuss w/ provider

One of the most important parts of imaging is providing meaningful and clear explanations of results to the patient and their family.
There is no need for you to suffer additional hrm from being scared. Don't wait - call for a followup visit ASAP. Meanwhile - stop trying to guess at the meaning. It takes doctors years to understand these results. You'll Best!

In brief: Discuss w/ provider

One of the most important parts of imaging is providing meaningful and clear explanations of results to the patient and their family.
There is no need for you to suffer additional hrm from being scared. Don't wait - call for a followup visit ASAP. Meanwhile - stop trying to guess at the meaning. It takes doctors years to understand these results. You'll Best!
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
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In brief: MRI report

The MRI report often uses a language that is scary.
It is not time for you to make a diagnosis based on this. Dementia should not be on your radar - the MRI is not used to make this diagnosis, but to look for causes of memory loss. T2 signal abnormalities are found in MS, but there are many causes of this MRI finding. Do you have any symptoms of MS? Why did you have the brain MRI?

In brief: MRI report

The MRI report often uses a language that is scary.
It is not time for you to make a diagnosis based on this. Dementia should not be on your radar - the MRI is not used to make this diagnosis, but to look for causes of memory loss. T2 signal abnormalities are found in MS, but there are many causes of this MRI finding. Do you have any symptoms of MS? Why did you have the brain MRI?
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Many reasons

Yes, MS could be possible depending upon lesion patterns, but also might see such lesions following head injury, hypertension, smoking, recreational drug use(especially amphetamines and cocaine), and in older folks microvascular angiopathy.
However, genetic disorders such as CADASIL might be cause. Recommend having thorough evaluation from your neurologist.

In brief: Many reasons

Yes, MS could be possible depending upon lesion patterns, but also might see such lesions following head injury, hypertension, smoking, recreational drug use(especially amphetamines and cocaine), and in older folks microvascular angiopathy.
However, genetic disorders such as CADASIL might be cause. Recommend having thorough evaluation from your neurologist.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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