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 f tn Hi, this may seem like an odd question but I'm really having difficulty getting a straight answer from the neurologists I have asked. I realize that the field is still growing and am comfortable getting the "I just don't know" answer. Is it POSSIBILE that a head trauma or any other not yet named brain disorder could cause a result on a PET scan similar to alzheimer's.
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 m tn I think, your wife needs a general medical checkup. Because, slurred speech and drooling are not sufficient symptoms to conclude as alzheimer's. It is advisable to perform an MRI scan.
Avatar f tn Hi about 6 years ago I had a MRI done they found white spots on my brain and told me to have another MRI 6 months later.
Avatar n tn the person that was doing the spinal said that there was alot of white matter on mri. My husband has had anoxic brain injury 8 yrs ago but he has been much worse (thus the reason for the MRI to begin with), he has petite seizures, he falls with no warning, he has tremors that come on out of no where, his eyesight goes blurry or dark, he sees shadows, he hears voices at times, his reasoning skills are bad and his attitude lousy. So my question is are they testing for a form of Dementia?
Avatar f tn I have been doing research on brain Lesions. One article said alzheimer's patients can have them. I have had 4 MRI's I have brain lesions on my brain. Each MRI the lesions have not changed. The MS dr does not want to diagnose me. so I'm trying to find out more.
Avatar f tn I have recently been told via MRI that I have Early-Onset Alzheimers and a brain cyst. I am 56. I am told I am in the moderate stage of Alzheimers. I am confused as to which is the most important issue and how I approach each. I see a neurologist this week and have been placed on Aricept. Yet still the confusion lingers. Please give me some directive on which is the most imperative issue.
Avatar m tn This MRI was from 2001 the reason for the MRI was the headaches, memory loss, fatigue while I was in the military.
Avatar f tn New is small non-enhancing dictated foci of right frontal vertex subcortical, left posterior frontal deep and right midfrontal sub cortical areas of demyelination are noted with interval resolution of a small focus of demyelination. My neurologist is what I would refer to as Dr. vague. He is very vague about it and when asked he said yes there is progression and when I asked how much progression he said I would say about 20% My neurologist is what I would refer to as Dr. vague.
Avatar f tn What is hyperintense T2 and FLAIR signal in the white matter structures of the brain?
Avatar f tn I have had memory loss over the past 2 years, I'm a 47 yr. old female. There are things I don't remember in the recent past and no matter how hard I try the memory doesn't come back. I have always been excellent in math, most of the time knowing an answer in my head so fast it surprised even me. Lately I can't even do simple math in my head and alot of times not on paper.
Avatar f tn Hello all, I am trying to get a little clarification. My mother is 64, she recently had an MRI that showed "stage 2 brain shrinkage". What does this mean? She says she will likely progress to alzhemiers/dementia, but was not diagnosed with either yet (not given meds or anything). And only scheduled a routine follow up. Very worried, any idea how quick it will come?
1287446 tn?1313947638 Prior MRI of the brain dated 3-18-05 is available for direct comparison. Findings: The study is limited due to motion artifact throughout the examination. The craniocervical junction is grossly unremarkable without crowding or narrowing at the level of the toramen magnum. The corpus callosum is fully formed. The ventricles and sulci are diffusely prominent, consistent with generalized volume loss. Findings are not significantly changed.
1523319 tn?1291301444 You should probably have an MRI of your brain performed. This will be more sensitive to evaluate the brain and its contents. Why did you have a CT performed? Do you have other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, weakness, visual disturbances, sensitivity to hot water, etc? I suggest that you be evaluated by a neurologist. Being 25 years old is young to have atrophy and more information is needed to determine either why you do or whether or not the CT was overread.
Avatar f tn Can you please explain my MRI of the brain done with and without contrast please: On T2 weighted and FLAIR sequences, there are multiple subcentimeter round ovoid foci of high signal in the right frontal lobe periventricular white matter, in addition to several subcentimeter lesions in the periventricular and subcortical white matter in the left frontal lobe and the subcortical white matter in the posterior right frontal lobe.
Avatar f tn Headaches after a brain injury can also be due to concussion, and normally CT and MRI are normal. However, yes, MRI should be done to rule out brain injury as the cause. Stress due to concussion and brain injury can also be the cause. Also get your blood pressure checked. Take care!
Avatar f tn (CNN) -- Greg Kalkwarf was a teenager when his grandfather told him and his brother, with increasing anger and frustration, "Dean, get out there and milk the cows!" There were indeed cows at his grandparents' farm, but Dean -- Kalkwarf 's uncle -- wasn't there, and the grandchildren weren't supposed to be milking them.