Test Results (help)

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river watcher
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   Posted 1/11/2008 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone.  It's been a while since I've posted anything.  I went in for an MRI in December and have a copy of the results.  I don't have a family doc at this time and won't see the specialist for a few months so I was wondering if someone might be able to help me understand the results.
Impression: 6 non-specific foci of high T2 signal primarily within the juxtacortical and deep white distribution which are non-specific in etiology.
I would really appriciate any help.

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   Posted 1/11/2008 10:33 AM (GMT -6)   

I am not an expert on MRI's, but having read folks results a lot, here is my general non-medical impression:

There are 6 areas of concern (foci) that appear.  They aren't in an area that is specific to any particular disease (including MS), but they are there.  WHY they are there might become clear when the doctor sees the report, compares what he sees there with what he has seen in you, his patient -- the results of other testing, other symptoms you've reported, your overall medical history.  Lots of things can cause foci -- everything from nothing at all, they're just there, to migraines, multiple sclerosis, vascular problems, and on and on.  Again, depending on what other test results there are, you're doctor will need to sort that out and talk with you when you see him.

But for now, there's not a big concern, I don't think.

...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

river watcher
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   Posted 1/11/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks very much.
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