Hello Everyone - this is my first post and I wondered if anyone could help with a specific question on interpreting MRI results.
I’m being investigated for MS and have had, what I think are, optic neuritis, leg numbness/weakness, muscle spasms, and lots of fatigue. These have come and gone over the last few years but I’ve had a particuarly hard time over the past six weeks.
I had an MRI scan in a 1.5T scanner in June and have read the report. It showed numerous lesions in periventricular, callosal septal interface and juxta cortical areas of the brain. No lesions in spine, brain stem or cerebellum. The lesions are non-specific but ‘markedly abnormal’ for someone of my age (44).
The neurologist said that the MRI showed ‘no active inflammation’. I thought that it wasn’t possible to tell active inflammation without a contrast enhanced MRI. Does anyone know if this is correct?
He used the lack of active inflammation to advise me taking steroids but he did offer them. I’ve felt terrible at times over the past six weeks and am now wondering whether I should take a course of steroids after all.