1831849 tn?1383228392

My Very First Black Hole!

I got a copy of the radiologist's report from last month's MRI's. Nothing enhanced and ...

"One of these foci in the left frontal lobe exhibits marked decreased signal intensity on the T1-weighted images, consistent with a 'black hole'."

I suspect that this has been around for a long time. These pics were taken on a brand new, high powered 3T machine. I don't think the last machine did my black home justice :-)


6 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
572651 tn?1530999357
hey Kyle,   Now if we were talking Stephen Hawking and black holes I would get excited, but  T1 hypointense lesions are not that uncommon.  I have a few myself.  You are possibly right about the MRI strength making a difference but mine are pronounced enough they showed on my initial 1.5 T mri before my diagnosis was made.
Helpful - 0
1831849 tn?1383228392
It's the only thing my mind will ever have in common with his!
Helpful - 0
1936411 tn?1333831849
Black hole club shout out! Now you have something to blame any future memory lapses on, Kyle. Did you name yours yet? I'm calling mine Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

I'm happy to read the "no enhancement" part. Does that lead us to believe your Tysabri jacuzzi appointments are working?

- Jane
Helpful - 0
1831849 tn?1383228392
I haven't named it yet. Maybe I'll call him Stephen...

Whether or not it's the Spa treatment's remains to be seen, and may be irrelevant. As long as my life continues un-enhanced :-)
Helpful - 0
198419 tn?1360242356
Hey Kyle,
Add me to the club - uncommon or common, I'd prefer mine to main sometime  composure, lol You know what I mean - fibers, or axons, or tissue, etc!

I need all the brain volume I can get,hahah

Seriously though, through the years, I've read varying and conflicting findings regarding future outcomes where MSers and black holes are concerned. I've read where the empty space is at times not all dead (different MRI sequencing shows this), and healing can still occur and I've also read where some predictability (again conflicting) of disease progression and disability is concerned.

Regardless, the more T2s that remain the better off we are. T1s and holes, can lead to atrophy. Hate that word. Keeps me taking my DMD.

Stephen? REally? hahah
Helpful - 0
1831849 tn?1383228392
Yeah, Stephen. He contemplates Black Holes and I have them :-)
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Multiple Sclerosis Community

Top Neurology Answerers
987762 tn?1331027953
5265383 tn?1483808356
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease