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MRI Results

I had my MRI results today, but my appointment is im May. A long time to know what the results mean. In the results: There is a solitary focus of altered signal in the left posterior frontal white matter. In isolation, this is of doubtful clinical significance.
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5112396 tn?1378017983
"In isolation", could mean a couple of things, but I take them to mean that on its own, unrelated to clinical or lab findings, this is likely nothing to be concerned with. Also, "altered signal" could theoretically just be an "artefact", as in an imaging oopsie from movement, a blip in the sequence, etc. In other words something wholly unrelated to your body, rather a technical issue.

Unfortunately you have a while to wait to get good answers on this. But many times MRIs are just a part of a much larger diagnostic picture—an important part, but not the whole story. May does seem like quite a wait. It may be to your advantage to occasionally ring their office to ask about cancellations. Oftentimes, an earlier appointment can be found if you keep at it. I'm not sure if this applies with NHS waitlists, but it might not hurt.
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1831849 tn?1383228392
Hi Rita - Welcome to the group.

I agree with Immisceo. It sounds as though the radiologist was not overly concerned with the one finding. All by itself it did not suggest any obvious cause. What symptoms lead to the MRI?

Kyle
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Hello Kyle,

Thank you for the reply.
The reason I was asked to do a MRI was because I lost the strength of my right arm two month ago. It's so weak sometimes I drop everything on the floor.
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Thank you so much for your reply.

And I will definitely will call the Hospital for a earlier appointment.
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