Neurology Community
veins on mri?
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

veins on mri?

8574947?1354426054
Alright, so I've had lots of weird symptoms over the past few years... after tests more or less being clean (some abnormalities, like "mild idiopathic neuropathy" showing on ncv), ended up with "anxiety" diagnosis ( :/). But that's besides the point. I guess I can be a bit of a hypochondriac, and as my symptoms returned again, I went back and looked at my old MRIs.

They were all said to be normal for my age. That's all well and good, but I saw this pic (attached) and notice it doesn't look like what you see when you look at typical brain MRI pictures. I've done some research (I know you shouldn't but..) and I understand that there are lots of normal reasons why veins would enhance this much that aren't dangerous or symptom causing, BUT my curiosity is killing me... I was just wondering why veins would show up on an MRI like that typically? (Mostly it is secondary to *something*, I thought... but they didn't even mention the presence?)

So... to be clear, I'm not questioning the fact that it's normal, I was just wondering if anyone knew why it may occur and whether it's common place to not mention this kind of thing in an MRI report?
Avatar dr f tn
Hello and hope you are doing well.

CSF is cerebro spinal fluid which cushions and bathes the brain and this is what is visible on the MRI. Its unlikely to be the veins.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452919248
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
Avatar m tn
Blank
caregiver222
11079760 tn?1449081557
Blank
cjtmn
Minneapolis, MN
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
5265383 tn?1465260698
Blank
aspen2
ON
1780921 tn?1462244109
Blank
flipper336
Queen Creek, AZ