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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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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 an... Read Full »
Is there any indication of parasitic infection in my brain MRI?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know if there appears to be any indication of a parasitic infection, specifically, cerebral sparganosis? I am waiting on getting the ELISA antibody test for sparganosis, and have been having worsening headaches and moving/squirming sensations in my head? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cerebral sparganosis is a rare parasitic infection due to a parasite named spirometra mansoni and when there is a parasitic infestation of the brain tissues. There are particular features like small tunnels in the brain tissues, areas of edema, and in some cases the ... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 tinnitus be in only one ear?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had left-sided tinnitus. I have severe health anxiety, and I cannot wait 7 days until my doctor looks these over. I have attached the reports. The main areas are tinnitus and pituitary. Do you see anything weird? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are not in much discomfort (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Please find a review of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scan images. MRI brain contrast protocol includes multiplanar and multi-voxel sequences with a history of ... Read Full »
Why do I get pain in the head with concentration difficulty and memory loss?
Query: Hello doctor, I have some symptoms like pain in my head bones, swollen sensation in my brain, pain on the left upper side of the head, temporary memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and chronic fatigue. Please review my MRI report. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The findings of the MRI brain scan are not of serious concern (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a mild cerebral atrophy changes and slightly prominent lateral ventricles. A curvilinear T1 flair hyperintensity in the left frontal convexity i... Read Full »
Kindly interpret my relative's MRI and guide us.
Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my relative. My relative had a seizure attack and fits before a year. We consulted a doctor and started medicine. During the course, the patient reported some slight pain in his head. A week later he started complaining of severe headache with vomiting. So, a CT scan ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The functional MRI and tractography reports are enclosed (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it reads that it is a known case of tumor. However, the tumor in the right parietal lobe, which is the non-dominant part of the brain, can be treated with surgery... Read Full »
Will MRI brain without contrast lack detecting information?
Query: Hi doctor, One of the neurologist has recommended me to go for MRI brain with contrast. I wanted to know is it safe to have an MRI with contrast? As I have read somewhere that the agent used in scanning might get deposited in the brain. Please let me know. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a long time, Gadolinium based contrast agents were thought to be safe for humans and documented adverse effects like systemic nephrogenic fibrosis were found in patients who had known previous abnormalities in kidney functioning. Recently, there have been alerts on... Read Full »
Does my MRI brain suggest vestibular schwannoma?
Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the results of my brain MRI. I do not know what this bright spot near the vestibular nerve is? Can it be vestibular schwannoma? Or something else in some cranial nerves or near the brain stem. In the second picture that is highlighted what can this white cluster s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The white area in the circle is likely minimal fluid and mastoid effusion in the left mastoid temporal bone, in the inferior air cells area. It can be due to a mild left middle ear infection. Y... Read Full »
Is there any finding in my MRI regarding ice pick headaches?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been having ice pick headaches. Hence, I went for an MRI scan and regular blood tests. Now, I am wondering whether my report is normal. Can you please guide me? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The attached MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) showed normal findings. There are many pictures which have not been attached. However, I wish to have a look at the complete set of pictures for an accurate interpretation of your MRI scan brain... Read Full »