Radiologist Report from MRI

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Barb E
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   Posted 3/28/2007 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Picked up my MRI films and report today to take to the Neurologist next week.
Interesting thing on the report: "
The right basal ganglia region demonstrates 2 small cystic nodules, the larges which measures 6.7 mm.  They likely represent previous old infarcts.  Smaller findings are seen in the left basal ganglia as well.  These findings are unchanged since the prior study when one considers the technique." 

 

What’s interesting about that?  The previous study made no mention of anything.  Everything “Normal”.

 

The history?  “46 year old female with dizziness and headaches”.  nono

Headaches?  I don’t have no stinkin’ headache, 9 million other things but no headaches.

 

Barb whose legs are VERY heavy and tired tonight sad


 


tkelly3287
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   Posted 3/28/2007 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
that is crazy! I can't believe that do you have your old MRI report laying around? that is too strange!

KAS1
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   Posted 3/28/2007 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow.....weird and I'm sure you're keen to get some answers!!!

Have they mixed your report up with someone elses?

Were they not telling you the whole truth after the last MRI?

Let us know what you find out!

KAS

rhondab
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   Posted 3/28/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Barb

GOSH!!! I'm like Kas, could it be mixed up with someone else??? Very odd!! I'd be calling the radiologist tomorrow to confirm his current and prev findings...especially since he neglegted to tell anyone about it!! Please do let us know what u find out.
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uppitycats
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   Posted 3/29/2007 3:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Barb E said...

Picked up my MRI films and report today to take to the Neurologist next week.
Interesting thing on the report: "
The right basal ganglia region demonstrates 2 small cystic nodules, the larges which measures 6.7 mm.  They likely represent previous old infarcts.  Smaller findings are seen in the left basal ganglia as well.  These findings are unchanged since the prior study when one considers the technique." 

 

What’s interesting about that?  The previous study made no mention of anything.  Everything “Normal”.

 

The history?  “46 year old female with dizziness and headaches”.  nono

Headaches?  I don’t have no stinkin’ headache, 9 million other things but no headaches.

 

Barb whose legs are VERY heavy and tired tonight sad

Here is a website that talks about cystic nodules. Note that while the source sounds scary, actually cystic nodules are generally benign, and common:
 
 
And here is a site that defines "infarct": http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3969  ...a clogging or blocking of an artery.
 
Neither of these conditions are serious in and of themselves, and so the finding of "normal" is probably correct.  But if indeed you don't have headaches, and never reported any to the doctor in conjunction with your current symptoms, you should indeed follow up to be sure you've got the right records in your hands.
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....


Denda
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   Posted 3/29/2007 5:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes... and I'm not saying all the time, but sometimes... Dr's add to a test dx so insurance will pay.  If you may have mentioned in the past or even at the last visit that you had a headache at one time or another, they can use that to help with insurance costs.  I used to bill for doctors and hospitals and as long as it is in the patients chart history, it can be used.  Maybe that was the reason, maybe dizziness alone would not be enough for insurance to cover???  You know everyone wants to get their $$ on these tests.
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uppitycats
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   Posted 3/29/2007 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Denda brings up an excellent point...often those kinds of notations are more for billing purposes than an actual clue to a diagnosis. It certainly doesn't hurt to call and ask, though!
...I am not a doctor, nor health professional, and don't pretend to be one, here.....

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