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MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain is a diagnostic technique that uses magnetic field and radio waves to produce images of the brain and brain stem. It is a safe and painless method. An MRI can detect cysts, tumors, bleeding, swelling, infections, inflammation, aneurysms, and developmental deformities of the brain.

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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. Ravi M. Soni

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 »

What do my CT reports imply in the short and long term?

Query: Hello doctor, My CT scan report says serial axial CT scan image of the brain shows normal CSF space, the lateral verticles are symmetrical. There is no midline shift or bleed images. However, it shows a faint area of lacunar infraction along the pons. What does this imply, short to long term as I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It just says that there is a small area in the lower part of your brain which is not getting enough blood supply. However, I need a little more details regarding your arm weakness whether it was of acute onset, which parts are weak, any tingling sensations in the a...  Read Full »

Why did I have a seizure after drinking an energy drink?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a grand mal seizure two months before after drinking an energy drink. Since then, my sleep has become progressively worse. I am a nurse and worked the last three long days. However, I slept for one hour last night, and I was wide awake. I took the maximum dose of Melissa for the dre...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. For the seizure activity, the cause has to be evaluated. If that was an acute symptomatic seizure following an energy drink, then you might have reacted to some of its content. It is important to assess other causes...  Read Full »

Can several tiny t2 and flair signal abnormalities in my MRI report be due to head trauma?

Query: Hi doctor, In a 31-year-old female with a height of 5.2 feet and a weight of 180 pounds, there are several tiny t2 and flair signal abnormalities predominantly within the subcortical white matter of the cerebral hemispheres in her MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) results. She is currently taking Es...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and would explain that these findings do not have clinical significance. They could be related to birth hypoxia or migraine. I would like to know the medical history of the patient. Doe...  Read Full »

Are there any signs of Huntington's disease in my MRI scan?

Query: Hello doctor, Looking to get an evaluation of brain MRI. Sensory overstimulation, suspecting temporal lobe epilepsy. Why is gray matter volume so high and white matter volume so low (atrophy reports)? Why are nucleus accumbens and caudate volume so low? Are there any signs of Huntington's disease? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to For evaluation of juvenile Huntington's disease, the ratio of frontal horn width or inter caudate distance is 2.52 (normal 2.2 to 2.6). The ratio of inter caudate distance or inner table width is 0.11 (normal 0.09 to 0.12). Therefore you do not have features of Hunti...  Read Full »

I have sudden changes in my upper left visual area for one year. Do I have a brain tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, For about a year, I sometimes suddenly see two moving spinning dots, which I do not know how to explain more. They look like spinning wheels and last for nearly ten to fifteen seconds; after that, everything seems normal. I usually see them in my upper left side vision. Even though I try ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Considering your symptoms, I think it is more likely related to the eyes, although the eye tests are normal. So I think you should get magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) done once to rule out other causes like brain lesions. Thank you.   Read Full »

Is my memory loss due to any underlying abnormality?

Query: Hello doctor, I made an MRI of my head two years ago for a memory problem and headache and constant nausea at that time. Please have a look at it. My query is if there is any abnormality like atrophy, lesion or vascular problem. Kindly note that I already know about the sinus polyp.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a mucosal polyp in the right maxillary sinus which you are already aware of. There is no obvious brain lesion, not even atrophy in the images uploaded by you. It will help to know if you h...  Read Full »

Can you explain in detail what these incidental findings in my MRI are?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had an MRI completed, and the report says the following. Inferior poles of cerebral hemispheres are seen 3 mm below the foramen magnum, with no crowding. I would like some more information. Is this MRI speaking of the cerebral tonsils?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, they do not mean anything like cerebral tonsils or Chiari malformation. The cerebral hemisphere's inferior pole is mostly at the level or above the foramen magnum. In your case, the level is slightly low. However, since there is no crowding, apparently, there is ...  Read Full »

My report says 'focal cortical atrophy.' Is my brain in a healthy state?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a neurology-related question. I have anxiety disorder and depression. I have had two brain MRIs in the last two months and wanted to discuss those. My first brain MRI said 'non-specific increased T2 and flair'. The above finding did not come in the second MRI, but it said 'mild ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These brain MRI findings (attachment removed to protect patient identity) do not indicate any severe medical disorder. The change in these two MRI results may be related to the MRI machine resolution (maybe you have performed MRI in different clinics) or may be e...  Read Full »

Why is my son losing the ability to walk?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is a month away from three years old. Approximately three months ago, he started to lose the ability to walk. He is not able to stand up by making a tripod position. His balance is extremely unstable, and his grip in his hands has diminished that he cannot hold a crayon. When he do...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. I am sorry to inform you that things need to be taken care of as soon as possible. First of all, it is essential to know the diagnosis as it cannot be diagnosed in the first visit on most occasions. There is a possi...  Read Full »

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