Mri scan brain alzheimer's

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Avatar n tn I had a brain mri scan for recurrent 'auras' thought to be due to migraine. The result of the scan came back normal except for a few spots of plaques. I am 50, is this normal? I am concerned that it is indicative of early degeneration associated with dementia.
Avatar m tn I'm a 51 year old man.My MRI Scan of Brain diagnosis read : MR reveals few punctuate T2 and FLAIR hyper-intensities in bilateral centrum semiovale.These are isointense on T1 and do not show restricted diffusion on DWI, suggestive of Chronic ischemic Microangiopathc changes. No evidence of acute infaract,hemorrhage,mass lesion,arteriovenous malformations, Chiari malformation/basal invagination or demyelination is seen. The doctor says I have high risk of Alzheimer's in a few years.
Avatar m tn I'm a 51 year old man.My MRI Scan of Brain diagnosis read : MR reveals few punctuate T2 and FLAIR hyper-intensities in bilateral centrum semiovale.These are isointense on T1 and do not show restricted diffusion on DWI, suggestive of Chronic ischemic Microangiopathc changes. No evidence of acute infaract,hemorrhage,mass lesion,arteriovenous malformations, Chiari malformation/basal invagination or demyelination is seen. The doctor says I have high risk of Alzheimer's in a few years.
Avatar n tn She ordered a full eye exam (tuesday morning) and a cat scan (tuesday evening.) All results showed nothing. Wednesday afternoon a MRI was scheduled. I did not have to wait on the results. Her docter was on the phone to tell me she suspected ms and sent us directly to childrens hospital. There she had a spinal tap done and was hooked up with steriods for one week. All improved. Now she is on Betaseron. The first mri showed past attacks but not as sevier as this one.
Avatar m tn More than likely, the MRI indicated the appearance of lesions on the brain or areas of the brain where some of the tissue appeared to be "dead" or damaged. Dead tissue is referred to as a "cerebral infarction", since a cluster of brain cells have died in this area, and it appears as a dark, or "blank" spot, on the MRI images.
Avatar f tn If someone with Alzheimer’s disease has a seizure, a healthcare provider will perform a careful assessment that includes blood tests, a CT scan or MRI, and an EEG to assess the seizure type and any other underlying cause for the seizure. From these tests, an antiepileptic medication will be selected to help control the seizures.Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
Avatar f tn But recently I ve watched a video on this webite about the Alzheimer's test which shows that MRI can detect changes in brain earlier? I wish I could get some expert advice here...
Avatar f tn Hi! MRI findings could indicate small vessel ischemic disease or changes of brain blood vessels. These changes are seen in aging, migraine headaches, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's or Wilson's Disease,. Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke.
Avatar f tn I have been diagonised with a brain disorder in my recent MRI brain and orbit scan... I want to know the meaning of this statement from my report.....
Avatar m tn As per the radiologist's opinion no interval changes were observed as compered to previous MRI. My CT scan conducted back in July this year indicated normal study but I could not understand the term "Physiological calcification of pineal gland and choroid plexus of lateral ventricles is and flax seen" Kindly give your opinion on: Am I suffering from small vessel disease? Do you agree agree to radiologist's finding then what does that indicate?
Avatar f tn Now that there are tests in the works for early detection of brain injury due to Alzheimer's, as well as other biological markers of the disease, the question becomes: Would you want to know? Experts proposed new criteria for diagnosing Alzheimer's this week at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease 2010. The experts suggest using biomarkers of the disease -- plaques in the brain and specific proteins -- to diagnose Alzheimer's.
Avatar f tn There are not many diseases that cause lesions on the spinal cord and atrophy in the brain. I would be concerned given your MRI findings, your MRI results, and your symptoms that you may be enterig into a progressive phase of the disease and that may be why the neuro is considering moving you to Tysabri which is one of two meds approved in Secondary Progressive MS. The other is Novantrone which is somewhat more toxic in that it has a total lifetime dose limit.
Avatar f tn Hi there, I was just wondering, is it possible for an mri to show up just lesion on the brain scan. I had one on my spine which did,nt really show anything. This was done because in january of this year, I had a c5 & c6 infusion done with brannigans cage and plate. Prior to this , I had pins and needles in legs which is why I was referred to nuero surgeon in the first place. I thought that by having the surgery it would repair things, but no.
2184058 tn?1339810299 There is another test that Lyme docs like to use called a SPECT scan, which looks for areas of low blood flow in the brain. This is specific to Lyme, meaning it won't show up in other conditions, so using a MRI (which shows up fuzzy spots for very different diseases, without differentiating among them) is not particularly useful. Your brief description of your LLMD's reaction didn't give me a lot of comfort.
Avatar m tn My father got a CT scan and the results came back as microangiopathic changes but no strokes or tumors. Please explain. First off he cant have a MRI because he has a magnetic chip in his eye due to an accident in the Koren war. He has been to the VA and they state his only eye he has is working fine however, he is seeing things and having problems with judging what is in front of him and whats not there.
220917 tn?1309788081 Study the brain's blood flow and metabolic activity. A PET scan can help a doctor find nervous system problems, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, transient ischemic attack, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington's disease, stroke, and schizophrenia. Find epilepsy in the brain. Find some cancers, especially of the breast, brain, lung, colon, or prostate or lymphoma.
Avatar f tn You have not mentioned any symptoms if your mom is suffering from or any other details of the scan. CT and MRI scans can show several findings like hyperintensities, hypointensities, swelling, white matter abnormalities hemorrhage to detect trauma, neurological deficits, cerebral palsy, medical conditions like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, etc. But the findings are always interpreted in correlation with the symptoms. You should consult your neurologist for proper diagnosis.
Avatar n tn I've heard that doctors have seen a condition where when spinal fluid builds up at the base of the brain the victim can exhibit characteristics of Alzheimer's or dementia. Is this true? If so, how can we detect whether or not this could be the problem? My mother-in-law is exhibiting dementia characteristics: Loss of short-term memory, not clear in her thoughts, paranoia. I know that in some cases neurologists may not think to look for spinal fluid leakage/build-up on a CAT scan.
Avatar n tn was there suspected anoxic injury to the brain, meaning that there is evidence, either historically or by imaging (such as CT scan or MRI of the brain) that there was a time period when the brain did not receive enough blood. In sepsis, when the blood pressure drops, this can commonly happen. If there was anoxic injury, this can be permanent, and can lead to a coma-like or comatose state.
1287446 tn?1313951238 An MRI done in April of this year (it was just a routine follow up) showed brain scarring. My neurologist asked me if I ever had any major head injuries, and I explained to him what happened. He said it must have been one major blow to show up on an MRI, and he said there might have also been bleeding on the brain when it occurred. Everything is apparently fine now, and he stated it apparently happened to a part of the brain that doesn't involve talking, memory, etc.
Avatar n tn I am going to have another brain scan to compare. I have been having spasms in my right upper arm and my whole left arm. My daughter is on the shots but still have spasms. They injected her with steroids for awhile. Her job fired her since she was out knowing her problem. Does anyone know if they can do this?
1763947 tn?1334058919 ======================================== 'a. MRI 'Unlike SPECT and PET images which assess brain function, MRI captures the physical structure of the brain. Inflammatory abnormalities in the brain are also assessed with MRI scans. In children with neurologic Lyme disease, the MRI may reveal white matter hyperintensities suggestive of inflammation or areas of demyelination.
Avatar m tn I would highly appreciate if yu could let me know what it means the following MRI scan report: The cerebral ventricles are normal in size, shape, and position. They are scattered high T2 signal foci, mainly in frontal white matter bilaterally consistent with small vessel ischaemic change, No evidence of haemorrhage or of a mass lesion. No acute change is seen.The basal arteries and dural venous sinuses are patent.
Avatar f tn I am not EXACTLY sure these were the words used by the Dr, or just what her mind heard. The Dr did a brain scan (not sure which type) and found spots on her brain. He stated these spots may be due to small strokes which she suffered -at some time in her life- and intends to do additional testing(in attempt to determine the cause of the spots).
147426 tn?1317269232 I'm sure it seems like a long time to April 28th for the full MRI series. When the neurologist looked at the MRI of your brain he must have seen some lesion (spots) that made him concerned about MS. In MS, you can't predict from the side or location that the lesions show up on the MRI where the symptoms will be. In people with MS there are felt to be many lesions that are too small to show up on the MRI, but that still cause symptoms.
Avatar f tn From a MRI result just received, from a September 2007 test(taken as part of a voluntary Alzheimer's first degree relative study done by a major medical center in New England) the radiologist's report indicated there was "mild diffuse volume loss" "mild white matter brain disease" and "no evidence of a cortical infarct" I am a 61- year =old female, with no symptoms of any mental deterioration,and the psychological tests done in the study showed normal results for
Avatar n tn The stage of the disease can be assessed by conducting certain Neuro-psychological tests. The results of the tests combined with MRI scan of the brain will give a fair idea of the current severity. Hope this information helps.