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Addiction and Substance Abuse

Brain MRI

05/13/2008

Question:

my father has been thru an mri for his brain he is in his 60 ies , had been addicted to many drugs since a long time.

the findings are - hyper intense signal right posterior occipital cortex on t2 w1 & flair with mild perilesional edema in form of essacement of sulci . no mid line shift seen restricted diffusion on t1 w1 , - minimal hyper intense signal in occipital lobe, right forental cortex and left perital frontal cortex and periventricular white matter on flair T2 w1 with no restricted diffusion. -mild degree of periventricular ooze seen, generalised cerebral atrophy seen with prominent sulci, vertebrals and cisterns, -subacute minimal haemorrhagic infarct in right occipital lobe with mild perilesional edema, -Ischemic lesion in right frontal lobe, left fronto peretal lobe, pereventricular white matter with pereventricular ooze

pls tell what does all this mean and what should be the line of action

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. On this site, we try to answer general questions about addiction and substance abuse but cannot diagnose, interpret lab results, or recommend treatment. You appear to have some very specific questions about your father's MRI which can only be answered properly by a physician who is familiar with your father's history, physical exam, and test results.

Your questions about the testing results you've been given need to be directed to his treating physician(s). You should insist that they answer these questions in a way that you are able to understand before consenting to any treatment. If your physician is unable to help you understand these issues, you should get a second opinion.

Take care.

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Response by:

Deborah L Hoy, CNS Deborah L Hoy, CNS
Clinical Instructor at the College of Nursing
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University