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... Dreshols is actually mostly right, but not entirely. A LP can also be negative and a patient can still be diagnosed with MS...... ... (8 replies)
... ou misunderstood what He was saying. He wrote "We will run another sequence called T1 and normally you cannot see these lesion or they are very difficult to see. Contrast will enhance these lesions if they are active otherwise they remain darker and difficult to see. ... (4 replies)
... sure Im understanding your dilemma here. To have the MRI done with and without contrast will not double your insurance.... ... (4 replies)

... the not knowing is horribly scary. But take heart in the fact that lesions can be caused by any number of things! ... (11 replies)
... s I wanted to mention to you. First, you may have to "shop" to find a neuro that will help you. The first one that I saw, after I told her I had been diagnosed with fibro, told me that there was no such thing as fibro and that I must be depressed and "it" was all in my head...needless to say, I never saw her again. ... (4 replies)
... Hi everyone. Just looking for some advice. I've been having some symptoms and wanted to know what you guys thought. I'll start at the beginning, bare with me, I'll try to make it quick. ... (10 replies)
... Lesions in the brain do not always mean MS. Lesions can come from migrane headaches, prior head trauma and even infections. The size, shape and placement of the lesions is what tells the neurologist if MS should be considered. ... (15 replies)
... T spinal MRI on Wed. I just sent off to get a copy of the images and report since I won't be seeing the neuro for another month. ... (1 replies)
... Secondly, Sunburn feeling, could be a nerve disorder, could also be from an infection...its not absolutely MS. And, migranes WILL cause the types of problems you are experiencing.. ... (26 replies)
... couldnt possibly be causing that many problems, and one lesion, isnt enough to get a MS dx. Also, just so you know, lesions can be caused by lots of things. Infection, prior head trauma, even migrane headaches can leave lesions... ... (10 replies)
... or has had experience in diagnosing MS cases. To be in the best situation, ask to see an MS Specialist. ... (1 replies)
... month wait might be best unless the doctor otherwise orders. ... (13 replies)
... The contrast is used becasue with it, the radiologist can see little tiny lesions on your brain which may otherwise be missed. Also, when contrast is injected, active lesions will glow white. If you dont have the contrast its impossible to tell if they might be causing your numbness or not... ... (11 replies)
... The first part, the technical features are basically what the test specifically was. The scans which were ordered. I do wonder why it was done without contrast though, usually MS scans are done with and without contrast and also the CSpine is ordered.... ... (3 replies)
Bit of an update
Mar 20, 2010
... st and agreed with the radiologist that the high intensisity signal change picked up in the pons and cerebral white matter was not necessarily abnormal and could be inflamatory in someone with a history of optic neuritis, and no spine abnormality was shown. ... (6 replies)
Need advice!
Jan 30, 2010
... The MRI should be done with and without contrast and I would have the MRI done of the head, cervical spine, and thoracic spine. Keep in mind that lesions may not yet be visible. ... (7 replies)
... I do not know why your MRI did not include your cervical and thoracic spine area nor why the MRI was done without contrast. With the multitude of tools available to allow the doctor to effectively diagnose, it seem your doctor is not using all the tools. ... (6 replies)
... From what I have read it is not unheard of to be diagnosed with Fibro then later be rediagnosed with MS. It is possible your symptoms could be MS. But with out further testing you can't be sure. ... (5 replies)
... Hi name is Dana and I am new here. I have been dealing with symptoms for just under 2 years now. Well, not quite 2 years as I had a baby during the middle of it. Anyhow... ... (1 replies)
... A CT cannot "see" lesions to the degree MRI's can. An MRI is the primary diagnostic tool used for MS diagnoses. ... (2 replies)

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