Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Waiting for MRI results
I feel like I am going insane! I got my MRI on Friday of my spine, and I have some copies of the MRI. I feel like every discoloration on the MRI means something is wrong. So for now I am sitting here trying to forgot about the MRI and not worry about it till I get the results from the neurologist.
Cancel
2 Answers
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
572651 tn?1333939396
Reading an mri is next to impossible for us until the experts tell us what we are looking at.  If you want to understand MS brain MRI's more, check out the link in our health page on WWW resources.  The site is from the Netherlands and very thorough.  its listed under "MRI".  

Try to put the films away and go enjoy this day.

My best, Lulu
Comment
Cancel
572651 tn?1333939396
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
147426 tn?1317269232
The whole forum will tell you that I strongly discourage trying to read your own MRI.  I don't read mine, nor will I look at other peoples.

The neuroradiologists and the neurologist spend years study neuroanatomy and MRIs to be able to read them.  So unless you really know where all the big vessels are, and the how different structures look, and you can scroll through each white area to ensure that it is not really just a part of another structure that is supposed to be bright, then you should not be studying the MRI and making yourself crazy.

I also acknowledge the undeniable impulse to look at them.  It is only human.  Just don't really try to figure out whether something is really a lesion or not.

A word from the experienced,

Quix, MD
Comment
Cancel
147426 tn?1317269232
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Multiple Sclerosis Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
987762 tn?1331031553
Blank
supermum_ms
Australia
667078 tn?1316004535
Blank
HVAC
Durham, NC
Avatar f tn
Blank
essdipity
5112396 tn?1378021583
Blank
immisceo
Other
739070 tn?1338607002
Blank
rendean
GA
1831849 tn?1383231992
Blank
kwarendorf
Great Neck, NY