The most sense I can make, and it's limited, from MRI reports comes from the "Impressions" section. Here the radiologist gives their opinion about all the mumbo jumbo contained in the report. In your case it might give some indication of whether or not your lesions were the result of a demyelinating process, If so it might be indicative of MS.
As to the O-Bands, if they were found in your CSF but not in the serum that too is indicative of MS.
Most important is your clinical evaluation. As Jane asked, when do you see a neuro?
There is no reason for you to understand these terms, unless you're a radiologist. It would be hard enough if all radiologist used the exact same terms, but they don't :-)
That's why I tend to focus on the Impressions section. My most recent Brain MRI report contained the phrase "The appearance is most suggestive of demyelination." That I can understand! My c-spine report contained the phrase "consistent with demyelinating lesions." This too I got :-)
I second Kyle's advice. I have tried to learn as much as I can about MS in general, and I ask my doctors to tell me as much as they can about my own MS, but I try not to interpret my test results myself too much because it only drives me crazy.
I'm happy for you that you don't have an long wait to see your neuro so that he/she can explain the results to you. In order to tell you what's going on, the LP results will be reviewed in connection with the MRI, blood work, and any other tests you have had done.
I had an MRI 6/21/12. I was DX with MS in 2006, I had a serious attack from Jan 2012 to current with need symtoms (symptoms). FINDINGS: No foci of gradient susceptibility. There are a few tiny succortical FLAIR signal abnormalities noted within the bilateral frontal lobes and right greater than lefet parietal.
IMPRESSION: A few scattered nonspecific subcortical FLAIR signal abmormalities in an overall patter and distribution, which is atypical for classic MS; however, cannot be entirely exclude.
Doctors do not communicate, so can anyone help make me understand.
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