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Please help interpret this written MRI summary.

Hello, I received the following written MRI summary and my follow-up appointment with a neuro isn't for a month. Could someone please help interpret what was written? Thank you.

Multiple bilateral foci of increased T2 and FLAIR signal are present in the deep white matter near the convexity. These are predominantly in the frontal and parietal lobes but there are a few scattered lesions apparent in the more inferior frontal lobes and also occipital and right temporal lobe. This pattern is not specific for but is at least suggestive of demyelination related to multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease or other conditions. Correlation with CSF studies may be a useful next step.. No evidence of intracranial mass.

Normal bony marrow signal intact. Visualized paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells are well aerated.

Nonspecific foci of increased FLAIR and T2 signal in bilateral deep white matter structures of the brain. This is concerning for possibility of demyelination of multiple sclerosis correlation with CSF studies may be helpful here. Neurologic consultation may also be helpful in further guiding the evaluation of this patient..

  1. Folks here are not allowed to offer medical advice of any kind, so I'm not sure you'll get help reading your MRI, without folks getting into hot water, sorry.

    1. Hi, . is right. We are a non-clinical site and cannot give medical advice. I know it can be very difficult and stressful to wait, but you really need to talk with your doctor about the results. Can you see about moving up your appointment or getting on a waiting list for an earlier appointment? In case your doctor does take the testing further and order a lumbar puncture, I am going to share an article about that procedure here: In the meantime, the best thing you can do is to educate yourself about MS in order to better advocate for yourself in case you do get a diagnosis, and also to keep busy. If you can keep busy, you will reduce your stress levels and help time pass faster. Please know we are here for you whenever you need support or a place to vent. Thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

      1. I’ve had letters like this and wondered if they think I’m a surgeon or something! And I end up on google looking for all the words I don’t understand and that’s just as bad as I still don’t know what they are talking about, can you not have a phone conversation with your doctor and ask if he can help, good luck x

        1. , you offered some great advice to . It can be frustrating to get those tests results and think, "Well, yes, but what does all this medical lingo MEAN?" I hope is able to have a good conversation the doctor about the results. Best, Erin, Team Member.

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