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Brain Imaging

Brain imaging methods help neuro specialists picturise the active brain's structure, function, and pharmacology. Positron emission tomography (PET) shows the activity of the living brain. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides the anatomical view of the brain, whereas functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) gives both anatomic and operational views of the brain. On the other hand, Computed tomography (CT) records the structure of the brain. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), magnetoencephalogram (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG) are few other tests available.

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How common is seizure in elderly people?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 86 year old healthy male. I had sudden seizures. What is the reason behind it? I have attached my MRI brain with this. Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) in detail. Please find my observations below. There are mild age-related changes like prominent markings on the surface of the brain, prominent ventricles which are fluid spaces...  Read Full »

My 8-month-old daughter had trouble sleeping. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter was born in the 37th week of pregnancy; her weight was 9.04 lbs. In the 3rd or 4th week, we observed she was having trouble sleeping, and we got her checked by the children's neuro therapist, who ordered an ultrasound test. The test showed a cyst in one of her brains, and the...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to all the provided details and reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), there are some changes in the brain cells where the brain looks to be not getting sufficient oxygen, or there might be some lack of oxygen at the time of delivery o...  Read Full »

Why am I having problem in understanding what others are saying?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem in understanding what others are saying. I can hear sound but cannot understand words. I have done hearing test many times in the hospital recommended by the doctor but the doctor always said that my ear is fine. This problem is there always. I do not understand what o...  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your problem is not related to hearing loss, nor it is high-frequency hearing loss if your audiogram is normal. It is related to a problem in one center in your brain which makes you understand what other person speaks. I would advise you to consult a neuro physician for ...  Read Full »

Does the CT scan of my brain show a meningioma?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like your opinion regarding the attached CT (Computed Tomography) scan of my head. I specifically want to know if you see any indication of a meningioma in the left posterior parietal lobe. I would also like your opinion regarding whether or not a CT without contrast would show...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity).I see a spot of hyperdensity in the left posterior parietal lobe. However, the findings are not suggestive of a meningioma. The hyperdensity may represent calcification due to a granuloma. I suggest y...  Read Full »

I am a cocaine user and have felt pressure on both sides of my head. Are these tension headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been a recreational cocaine user for five years. I snort it through the nose. Recently after doing it, I have had pressure felt on both sides of my head. It does not hurt really, but it is not constant. I have stopped using drugs for a few weeks but I continue to have this press...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to I understand your concern. I think this is a benign tension-type headache. There are no signs of a stroke or any serious neurological complications related to cocaine intake. So, try to relax and do not worry about it. I recommend checking thyroid hormone levels for po...  Read Full »

What could the speckled cloudy areas on each side of my skull X-ray be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached an AP view of X-ray of my skull. On each side of my skull from the rear canals down are speckled cloudy areas. Do you know what can cause this?  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The speckled cloudy areas on each side are your mastoid air cells that are filled with air and hence give such an appearance which is normal. However, I observe haziness involving your fronta...  Read Full »

What are the investigations done in a mental illness patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am doing research regarding diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Please answer a few questions of mine. What routine medical examinations apart from MMSE and history would you conduct? By this I mean standard routine blood investigations plus other investigations. What clini...  Read Full »

Dr. Soni Ravi Mukundkumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your queries and shall answer accordingly. Keep in mind that standard procedures for management may differ in different countries. Answers for your questions: In blood investigations we usually go for complete blood count (CBC), liver function tests (LFT)...  Read Full »

I request for a second opinion of my CT scan.I suspect a possible brain hemorrhage.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. CT scan came up negative for problems associated with infection. I request for second opinion for possible hemorrhage/brain aneurysm or complications due to infection. I have attached the reports. Associated Problems: Tooth abscess.  Symptoms: Light headedness, seve...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail and have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity) The CT scan images have been acquired with a good machine and the images are clear. There is no reason to suspect any hemorrhage, aneurysm or infection in ...  Read Full »

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