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   Posted 1/6/2009 6:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to get an MRI of my brain (as instructed by my LLMD).  I showed some mild neurological problems at my last visit and have had off and on lightheadedness (sometimes severe).   My IgeneX was clearly positive.  Now I'm wondering why he wanted this MRI.  I thought Lyme could only be visualized by SPECT? 
I'm not a radiologist but I didn't see any legions or other obvious abnormalities on the film.  Any thoughts?

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   Posted 1/7/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told that a SPECT is what you want to detect neur-toxins not MRI.  A spect scan shows the blood flow where an MRI is just slices of your brain, but they are "still" pictures, like an X-ray. Too bad that you paid for the MRI, I had THREE of them before we knew we were looking for Lyme or neuro-tosxins. See if there is some way your insurance will approve the spect and go for that, that is what you need. I have done both and the spect is the only one that showed damage.  D
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