Acute stroke mri

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Avatar n tn Rapid assessment of acute ischemia is critical for the management of acute stroke patiens who may benefit from thrombolytics or neuroprotective therapeutics. Differentiation of acute from chronic stroke, which may all appear hyperintense on T2- Weighted Imaging(T2WI ), is essential in determining the management of patiens.
Avatar f tn If there was evidence of an acute stroke on the MRI, investigation for causes of stroke in a young person (of which there are many many causes including blood clots from various areas of the body including heart and legs, various clotting tendencies including the clotting tendency that occurs in all women around pregnancy but also other hereditary or non-hereditary clotting disorders, and some genetic disorders such as CADASIL and mitochondrial disorders).
Avatar f tn Furthermore, psychotic episodes may be an acute change like that seen in delirium, stroke, or seizure. Depending on the complete history, including family history, associated symptoms, and clinical examination, imaging findings will likely be in different anatomical locations. As a general rule, MRI is better for looking at anatomy and for pathological conditions (e.g.
1766406 tn?1313621584 Infarct of the brain generally means a stroke has happened, I believe. Ask for a copy of your MRI disk, and study it because they think we're too stupid to deserve an explanation. I snuck and made a copy of mine on the way to delivering it to my doctor. I have the right to know, and so do you. I would suggest doing brain training games for your memory online. There are sites you can go to for free. Dual n Back training has helped my memory substantially, I think.
Avatar f tn These are nonspecific differential - possibilities would include age advanced microvascular ischemic changes, sequelae or migraine, less likely postinflammatory/postinfectious process or demyelination. There is no MRI evidence or acute infarction. There are no pathologic areas of infarction. Also, with the MRA and probably not related is that I have a dissected, occluded vertebral artery. What does that mean?
Avatar f tn t know her prior condition and I do not know if she woke up like this before the haldol, or if the haldol is having an accute effect on her. Anyone know about Haldol for sedation for MRI in stroke patients? How long it can last?
Avatar f tn In many hospitals a CT scan may be available on weekends while an MRI may not, so they probably did the best they could. An MRI is less hazardous and more accurate. Yes, you need an MRI. The fact that your neck has been hurting bothers me. It suggests carotid involvement. You certainly need an ultrasound. You have a project tomorrow other than going to work.
Avatar n tn The next day he woke up with the same symptoms as the stroke 6 years ago and we assumed he had another stroke. The MRI, CTScan shows no new stroke, but his symptoms continue and he doesn't seem to be getting much better. He has lost his job due to the memory loss issues. Any thoughts on what could have happened? We are seeing a neuropsychologist.
Avatar n tn There is slight increased signal intensity seen within the left parietal per ventricular lesion on diffusion. This suggests that this lesion is acute/sub acute. These multiple lesions raise the possibility of demyelization disease (multiple sclerosis). Other post infectious/inflammatory etiologies could have this appearance in the appropriate clinical setting. After receiving the MRI results, while waiting for an appointment with a neurologist, I happen to run into 2 people who have MS.
Avatar m tn Sir my mother recently admitted to hospital with recent CT scan report showing the impressions of 'Old lacunar infarct in left corona radiata' & 'Acute nonhemorrhagic left perisylvian and deep frontal white matter infarct (MCA territory). She had a mild stroke 4 years before on the right side and she is visiting the hospital every 1 or 2 months regularly to physician and he use to suggest the warf, etc.
Avatar f tn almost going back to work lighter duties sudden severe back pain lower cant walk feels liken sciatica right down to toes heal, extreme pain, now gone back to original discomfort pain left leg, arm, sensations in face. Stroke clinic said not a stroke, Neurologist taken bloods MRI complete back, degenarative changes some bulging discs but no compression on sciatic nerve. Scan showed soft tissue mass near ovary, could this be causing my symptoms I also have Haemochromatosis can this be causing it.
Avatar m tn About a month ago I was admitted to hospital with severe vertigo and vomiting. Motor functions were fine but double vision for about a day and half. After all tests, radiologist and neurologist, based on MRI, concluded that I had a small vessel ischemic stroke event. I've been diagnosed with RRMS since 2003 and been on copaxone since then with virtually no new major MS events. I'm wondering if it really was a stroke or a new flare-up that has showed up on MRI in the pons area.
Avatar n tn My mother suffered an acute subdural hematoma after falling down the stairs, hitting her head. She had surgery to drain the blood within a 2 hour window. Her recovery was outstanding at first, and was sent home a week later. She seemed to be pretty close to 100% mentally - able to carry on inteligent conversations with no problems. All of a sudden a couple days after she had been taken home, she began to be unable to "spit out" what she was trying to say.
Avatar f tn Single focus of FLAIR hyperintensity in the left frontal subcortical white matter is nonspecific. The diffusion weighted images demonstrate no evidence of acute infarct. No abnormal enhancement is noted. Tiny left frontal developmental venous anomaly is incidentally noted.
1287446 tn?1313947638 He abruptly began getting much worse in early 2009 and has since lost his ability to do about everything since. He had an MRI on June 22, 2010 that I recently received a copy of, and I'm trying to decode the meaning. Can anyone offer any help on this? It says: MRI BRAIN WITHOUT CONTRAST CLINICAL STATEMENT: Cerebellar ataxia. Alzheimer's worsening symptoms. COMPARISON: Prior MRI of the brain dated 3-18-05 is available for direct comparison.
Avatar f tn Hi I am a 49 year old women. My MRI Brain without contrast shows there 2 foci of restricted diffusion located in the periventricular white matter of left frontal lobe consistent with acute lacunar infarction. Brain Paracenchyma: Evedince of partial empty sella.Brain prenchymal architecture otherwise is within normal limits. Brain signal: There are multiple foci of T2/flair hyperintense signal located in the subcortical white matter of the frontoparietal lobes bilaterally.
Avatar n tn I got the films and took it to a Neurologist and he said I had a 1.7 mm stroke and had lesions. I then was sent for another MRI, CT Scan, EEG sleep deprived and with sleep, some artery mapping, all kinds of blood work. My eeg came back with seizures, MRI had what the neurologist said was a small stroke with some small lesions. So now they said I had sensory Seizures from the stroke and possible MS.
Avatar f tn You also apparently have not had a recent stroke (acute infarction), which is good. The diffusion-weighted images tell that story. Quix has a great post on explaining MRIs that you might want to take a look at. And be sure to ask your doctor for a clear explanation of what the report means, what its significance, if any, might be, whether or not it is relevant to your symptoms, and what some differential diagnoses might be based on the overall picture they now have for you.
Avatar m tn It is so frustrating when it does not show up on your MRI and one place tells you possible mini stroke and you go the next time and they transfer you to a different hospital and they do test afterwards and then say it's not a mini stroke because there is no evidence on the test so it must be symptomatic or stress. I am not stressed and i had one of the best days of the month when this happened.