MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an imaging test that uses magnetic and radio waves to produce images of organs inside the body. It can be used to the diagnose brain and spinal cord anomalies, tumors, cysts, breast cancer, heart problems, and endometriosis.

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Does MRI scan diagnose Chiari I malformation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently taken MRI as I had flair signals and got the results. What does this Impression mean: No acute intracranial process. A few tiny subcortical white matter FLAIR hyperintensities are most notably in the frontal lobes. Appearance is nonspecific. A similar finding can be seen i...  Read Full »

Dr. Mrinal Kumar Acharya

Answer: Hi,Welcome to I understand your concern. Chiari malformation type 1 occurs when the section of the skull containing a part of the brain (cerebellum) is too small or is deformed, thus putting pressure on and crowding the brain. As a result, the lower part of the cerebellum (tonsils) is d...  Read Full »

Is my left knee pain due to pregnancy or chondromalacia patella?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I have had pain in the posterior part of my left knee for the past year. Currently, I am eight and a half months pregnant, and I have continuous posterior knee joint pain. I did my MRI when I was four to five months pregnant. I do not have any pain in the anteri...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I understand your concern. The patellofemoral pain not only causes pain while climbing or going down the stairs but after a period of rest, and the first few steps can be painful. Sometimes the pain is worse and radiates to the shin and the back of the knee. Consid...  Read Full »

Is it risky if the NT scan shows 3 to 5 mm thickness in a three-month pregnant woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old female, who has a 5 year old baby girl. I had two miscarriages, one two years back at 11 weeks, and one last year at nine weeks. Now, I am three months pregnant, and I had a NT scan, which showed a thickness of 3 to 5 mm. Is this a case of high-risk pregnancy? Doe...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How are you doing? Let me put forth few facts. Your age is in normal limits and not in high-risk for anomalies or genetic problem. Only after 37 to 40 years it is high-risk. You do not seem to have any medical complications. You have one 5 year old child, so the cha...  Read Full »

I had a surgery in which a system was implanted in my body. What specific series of MRI scans are required to get a complete 3D representation of that system?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a surgery in which a system was implanted in my body. I would like to know a list of specific series of MRI scans required to get a complete 3D representation of all the components and wiring of that system. This is needed for non-anatomical components, not for disease or tissue eval...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi,Welcome to have read your query in detail and it appears that you need specific information on MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) sequences to see wires and components of an implant in 3D (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity).Sequences that are based on heavily weigh...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have cervical stenosis, vertigo, and vomiting for past few days?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother has had cervical stenosis and vertigo with vomiting past nineteen days. Earlier she had symptoms like weakness in the body, headache, right-sided shoulder, and body pain. I have attached the MRI scan, blood, and vertigo reports. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. I saw your mother's MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), blood test (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and suggested medications. It may take up to two weeks to recover with this therapy. In the meantime, I suggest wearing a c...  Read Full »

There are white lines on C4 and T1 vertebra in MRI. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I have neck and shoulder pain after a car accident. I had an MRI scan done and would like to know what the white lines on the C4 and T1 of the vertebra are and if I have any damages in my neck?  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The scan seems to be normal to me except for mild kyphosis of the cervical spine. This could be due to ligament injury or due to muscular spasm. I suggest we do dynamic flexion and exten...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for the unsteady gait of my daughter?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter was a late walker. She started to walk when she was 18 months old. Now, at 20 months, it feels like she is still very unsteady and her gait is weird. I have attached a link to a video of how she walks. Please see it. Is there a real reason to be concerned or is it normal af...  Read Full »

Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After seeing the video (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that she walks with an ataxic gait. There may also be some component of spasticity (stiffness in her lower limbs). It looks a little abnormal because she is tripping and falling. This c...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my severe back pain and pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh?

Query: Hello doctor, I had lower back pain which was not bad at first. After a few weeks, it has gotten worse. I have a pain in the hip, buttocks, and thigh as well now. I recently joined work, and I cannot perform at work as the pain is unbearable.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have been suffering from a lower backache that is radiating to the buttocks and thigh. It seems to be due to a nerve compression which is the cause. You need to see an orthopedician for that. An X-ray of the lumbar spine should be done and an MRI lumbar spine also,...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for high blood sugar levels in a premature baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife delivered a baby boy two months prematurely and he was underweight (1.210 kg). The reason was almost nil movement of the fetus and very less fluid in the fetus (3.5 to 4).After the delivery, the doctor said that all the other parameters of the baby like the height of the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The possible reasons for diabetes are a lack of development of insulin response due to prematurity, in which case it will improve with time. Another possibility is sepsis, that will subside with antibiotics. The less likely possibility is a congenital absence of the...  Read Full »

Would you please interpret the results of my MRI reports?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from headaches for few years now and I see few horizontal lines appearing to be 3 to 5 mm thick. It is seen in both eyes and they are more pronounced in low light when the eyes are closed. I had undergone a retina test and results were normal. I have a set of four MRI imag...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am not sure, but if you are talking about T2 white areas in the right mastoid temporal bone, it needs to be confirmed on all the MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) scan images. A T2 bright and T1 dark area usually shows fluid contents, and if I am correct, it can be...  Read Full »

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