Mri scan brain alzheimer's disease

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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 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 f tn Hello. It is important for you to decide if the symptoms are due to early onset Alzheimer's disease or the cyst. The symptoms due to the Alzheimer’s disease are more related to cognition, memory, etc. A cyst may produce similar symptoms, but it is usually an acute or sub acute finding. In all probabilities, your cyst is an incidental finding when the MRI was done. Alzheimer's disease is the one you should focus on. Aricept is a good drug.
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 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 n tn t mean much to me] revealed MS-like lesions in this individual with a fully positive IgG Lyme Western blot indicating immune reactivity against the agent of Lyme disease. Because an MRI scan uses a very powerful magnet, patients with pacemakers or other metallic implants should not get an MRI. b. SPECT Imaging Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) is an imaging device that provides a picture of the ***functioning*** of the brain.
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 (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.
Avatar f tn Hi Twinbee , Alzheimer’s disease is associated with brain damage and is thought to be caused or aggravated by free radicals and vitamin deficiencies . The disease may be prevented be eating a highly nutritious diet rich in antioxidants – vitamin C , E , vitamin B complex , multiminerals and Omega 3 .Please use natural supplements for these .Exercise plays an important role in keeping the body and mind healthy .
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 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 n tn tramadol, quinolones etc) or other disorders. Please consult a physician and go for a full body scan. MRI of the brain and spine is also necessary for the diagnosis. Please consult the neurologist again and discuss the symptoms in detail. Hope this helps you. Take care and regards!
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.
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.
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 My husband got the MRI report today: mild small vessel ischemic change with no evidence of acute infarct. Volume loss in the right temporal lobe likely representing encephalomalcia. There is mild diffuse volume loss with associated mild ventricular prominence. There is more focal prominent volume loss in the right temporal lobe with prominence of the extra-axial space and ex bacuo dilatation of the right temporal horn.
Avatar n tn Hi! These indicate small vessel ischemic disease or changes of brain blood vessels. These changes are seen in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's or Wilson's Disease, migraine headaches, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Though they are of no immediate threat, all these causes, and the presence of ischemic changes can be a risk factor for future stroke. Hence, prevention methods should include a healthy lifestyle, and a combination of diet, exercise, and medicines.
Avatar f tn PET images show the metabolic degeneration of the brain of a patient with Alzheimers Disease,so I would believe that the differance would be known as I have not heard of depression showing degeneration of the brain.
Avatar n tn Hi! The MRI changes you mention are not specific to MS. While a MRI is a must in MVA, there may not have been any recent brain injuries. They are basically area of low blood supply or ischemic changes—'chronic small vessel ischemic disease or demyelination'. These changes are seen in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's or Wilson's Disease, migraine headaches, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.