MRI Update

Good Evening. I posted recently about my MRI brain scan in April. I received the report and disk of my scan today. Looking at the scan was a little strange to say the least and a tad scary. I asked for it so I could take it to London in August when I will attend at London Bridge hospital.

The report actually says, ' There is no evidence of recent infarction'. (Not sure if this means there is evidence of past infarction, but maybe reading to much into it).'Small, scattered white matter hyper intensities are seen, in keeping with mild small vessel disease'. 'Major visualized vascular flow voids are present', (think this is ok?) and 'findings of scattered fluid in the right mastoid air cells and small left maxillary antral dependent mucus retention cyst'??

Not going to look at the scan again and will be willing the 21st to arrive quickly so I can discuss with the Professor and know once and for all what is happening.

Spoke to my doctor today about the sparks that keep going off in my head. She will look at speaking to the hospital about my appointment with the neurologist which hasn't been set yet.

Hope everyone is well. Take care.

B x

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  • Hi christa. I had a brain MRI just over a year ago and another last week and waiting to collect the results. Only comment that I can make on your results is that I have been told by a couple of specialists that the scattered white matter is generally of no particular concern. I am relieved about this as I too have the same. I think one of the reasons for my latest scan is to determine if there been any increase in these however.

  • Hi Lozzer. I'm hoping they will say the same to me. Glad

    yours was ok. X

  • Hi again,

    You have really done the best of the situation. You are speaking to see a Professor on August 21. Could that be one of those 3 Professors on London Bridge hospital ? In that case; spendid!

    If you feel worse before that get yourself to a hospital. Take good care!

    Best wishes from me in Stockholm

    Kerstin

  • Hi Kerstin. I will see Prof K at London Bridge. Im taking it easy. Thank you for replying. Take. C x

  • Hi again Crista1,

    Good! Good luck!

    Kerstin

  • Hello Crista

    Mr MRIs were similarly described to yours.

    As my colleague, Kerstin has said, do take it to see the Prof at London Bridge, which one are you seeing?

    Best wishes.

    Dave

  • Hi Dave. Seeing Prof K. Will take my scan with me. Hoping the rest of my medical records are here in time. Take care. X

  • Good luck Crista. I've seen Prof K & Prof H and two of the other Drs there too, Colin & Patrick.

    Dave xx

  • Thank you Dave. Not sure what will happen at London Bridge. I'm collating all my information and getting medical records together so im prepared when I go.Do you think it best to send the information before my appointment or take it with me on the day?

    X

  • Hi Crista

    I have done both on different occasions but I always have two copies of everything on the day, one for me and one to give to the Prof.

    You may wish to request that any blood tests are done by your GP as they can be very expensive if done privately.

    Dave x

  • Thank you Dave. Not sure what will happen at London Bridge. I'm collating all my information and getting medical records together so im prepared when I go.Do you think it best to send the information before my appointment or take it with me on the day?

    X

  • Ditto. Ditto. My MRIs revealed a number of white " spider webby things" which the neurologist and diagnosing hematologist said were often seen in pre-treatment Hughes patients. ThecMRI done a year after starting anticoagulants showed " radical" improvement.

    Sounds like you are on the right diagnostic track.

  • Thank you Gina. Feeling a little better knowing I will be in good hands. It's the not knowing what's going on which is making it worse. Glad you got a diagnosis. Take care xxx

  • I had an MRI in March after a stroke and let the doctors interpret. I found it almost impossible to figure it out. Ask your neurologist or general md to explain it to you. Best.

  • Hi Loretta.It's impossible to interpret. I just scared myself silly looking at it so will leave to the experts!

    Hope you are well. Thank you for replying xxx

  • I had an MRI in March after a stroke and let the doctors interpret. I found it almost impossible to figure it out. Ask your neurologist or general md to explain it to you. Best.

  • You're welcome. We will do that to ourselves. Sometimes I forget to ask questions and remember when I leave the doctor's office then I remember at the following visit. I have a neurologist's visit in November and I already have a few questions for him. It's a process.

  • You could perhaps upload the image of your scan? I had seen several Neurologists over the years. They will tell you if you ask. It would be interesting to hear about what Prof K would say. It would be useful to know for many of us. Who ordered this MRI if that's ok to ask? Rheumatology or Neurologist? Wish you all the best,

  • Hi Omega. A Rhuematologist asked for the scan to be done. I will post to say what Prof K thinks of the mri once ive seen him. Take care x

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