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Please help me to understand my MRI


HISTORY: Chronic daily headaches since January

COMPARISON: None available

CONTRAST:MultiHance.  13 milliliterer

TECHNIQUE: MRI of the brain was performed.  Multiplanar images of the brain were
performed using T1 and T2-weighted sequences.  Images were performed prior to
and after the intravenous infusion of contrast.


The images demonstrate that there is no evidence of intracranial hemorrhages,
mass-effects, or space-occupying masses.  The brain parenchyma is normal without
evidence of atrophy.

There are punctate and confluences of white matter lesions in the bilateral
corona radiata and the bilateral centrum semiovale and also involving the
bilateral optic radiation tracks, left greater than right, compatible with
moderate small vessel disease.  The lateral, third, and fourth ventricles are
normal in size.

The premedullary, pre-pontine, and suprasellar cisterns are within normal
limits. The pituitary and cerebellar tonsils are appropriate in size and

The visualized globes, extraocular muscles, intraconal fat and optic nerves are
within normal limits.  The visualized paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells
are clear.

The visualized bony calvarium is intact.  The visualized nasopharynx and parotid
are normal in size. Normal flow void is identified in the basilar, internal
carotids and cerebral vessels.

The postcontrast images demonstrate no evidence of enhancing masses or
arteriovenous malformation.


1.  No evidence of intracranial hemorrhages, mass-effects, or space-occupying
2.  Moderate white matter changes in the bilateral corona radiata and the
bilateral optic radiation tracts, compatible with small vessel disease.

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I’m no doctor but just reading the last sentences from each of those scans, it’s sounds like you’re fine.

You may just suffer from chronic headaches and/or migraines. My Aunt has had that her whole life. It’s annoying but it’s manageable.

You should talk to your neurologist and ask about Propanerol. I used to take that to control my tremors and migraines.
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