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What is r/o metabolic CNS diagnosis ? Explain treatment required please r'o metabolic diagnosis signal intensity in spinal cord on MRI of cervical spine

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In brief: Rule out brain/spine

R/o metabolic CNS DX means to rule out a metabolic central nervous disease disorder or diagnosis.
This means a neurological problem caused by a disease affecting your nerves to function probably from the higher order aresa such as the brain, spine or generalized nervous system. Heavy drinking, heavy metal poisoning, parkinson’s, previous exposure to chemotherapy, radiation, aggressive or prolon.

In brief: Rule out brain/spine

R/o metabolic CNS DX means to rule out a metabolic central nervous disease disorder or diagnosis.
This means a neurological problem caused by a disease affecting your nerves to function probably from the higher order aresa such as the brain, spine or generalized nervous system. Heavy drinking, heavy metal poisoning, parkinson’s, previous exposure to chemotherapy, radiation, aggressive or prolon.
Dr. Robert T. Spalding
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Dr. Roy Patchell
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In brief: R/O

R/o means rule out.
Metabolic CNS disease means disease caused by some problem with metabolism such as an endocrine (gland) problem or some sort of vitamin deficiency. If i understand the question correctly, you are asking this because of an MRI scan that showed some abnormality in the cervical spinal cord and on the report of the scan there was something about "rule out metabolic CNS disease." one possible cause for a metabolic disease that involves the cervical spine and that might be seen on an MRI scan is vitamin B12 deficiency. There is a blood test for b12. Of course, there are many other causes of abnormal signal intensities on MRI scans that are not caused by metabolic causes.

In brief: R/O

R/o means rule out.
Metabolic CNS disease means disease caused by some problem with metabolism such as an endocrine (gland) problem or some sort of vitamin deficiency. If i understand the question correctly, you are asking this because of an MRI scan that showed some abnormality in the cervical spinal cord and on the report of the scan there was something about "rule out metabolic CNS disease." one possible cause for a metabolic disease that involves the cervical spine and that might be seen on an MRI scan is vitamin B12 deficiency. There is a blood test for b12. Of course, there are many other causes of abnormal signal intensities on MRI scans that are not caused by metabolic causes.
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