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The first time it was seen, according to the MRI nurse.

About six years ago, I had a routine MRI scan. I’d had several before with expected results after MS for about 28 years.

This was different, though. It lasted no more than 30 seconds, before I heard the nurse say from outside the machine. “Is it getting hot?”

“Not at all” was my reply.

She continued with the added question “Do you have implants?” “Not that I know of,” I retorted.

“Well we can’t continue with the scan, it’s spoiling the image.”

With the machine switched off, I was helped out and taken to see the screen. It was a large computer screen so the image of inside my head was at least twice full size.

Shock! In addition to the normal white areas showing lesions of MS were radial lines rather like the spokes of a bicycle wheel leading from the lesions towards the perimeter of the image. About ten to fifteen in total…

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  • Gristy56 author
    12 months ago

    I had worn a baseball cap with steel wire wool under it for the journey by bus to the hospital. It attracts magnetite from lessions and I believe magnetite in the form of magnetosomes to be the reason for demyelination. In it’s simplest form, that was the reason.

  • Erin Rush moderator
    12 months ago

    Oh goodness, Gristy56! Was there any kind of follow up on this particular MRI? I would be interested to read what they think caused this issue. Have you had any MRIs since this one? Thanks for sharing and I have to say I am very intrigued by your experience. Best, Erin, Team Member.

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