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Old 07-04-2009, 06:18 AM   #1
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My MRI scans

Can anyone on here tell the difference between "good patches" on the brain and "bad patches" ? I had some MRI scans done this week and got the results back, there are 2 white faint patches that worry me a bit. Don't worry, I wont hold anyones views as fact or anything, just looking for opinions. I am just wondering if it is normal white matter.

I have not been told I have MS, but I have always worried about having it. I get my results from the doctor this Tuesday but in the meantime I am a bit concerned.

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Old 07-04-2009, 06:41 AM   #2
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Re: My MRI scans

MRIs can be difficult to read unless you know what your looking at or for. That requires the knowledge and training of a Radiologist and Neurologist.

If you have the Radioologists report - there is a section towards the end of the report that gives an "impression" of what the MRI may or may not show.

In any event it's best to wait for your doctor to explain the MRI.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:15 AM   #3
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Re: My MRI scans

Since "patches" isnt a technical term on a MRI, im assuming you are seeing white spots on the films? Dont try to read it......you have no idea what you are looking at, nor what it means. Radiologists go to school for ten years to interpret these things...

The report, which the radiologist will send the ordering physician is a good tool to read, and if you can get your hands on it, and give us the summary, we can probably help you more with what it sees....

Hang in there, Tuesday isnt far away.
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:24 AM   #4
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Re: My MRI scans

thanks for the advice, I will let you know how things go on Tuesday. In a way I hope it finds something, as I have had health problems for 11 years and been in limboland.

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