Understanding MRI Lingo ... Help?

Hi Everyone,

I had a private MRI of my head and C spine on Friday. I received a CD with the images. I don’t see my Dr until Tuesday morning to get the results.

I have spent hours googling, reading, researching but I’m having problems understanding some of the terminology. From some of my images, it appears that I have some lesions (white spots) in my brain. I’m not looking for medical advice, just wondering if anyone can anyone help me with this?

Apparent Diffusion Coefficient

Exponential Apparent Diffusion Coefficient

Sag T1 FLAIR

Sag T2 FLAIR (ms)

Ax T2 FLAIR

Thank you,

Carrie

rizzo is our resident expert on the brain.

look at the sticky at the top of the forum page.

the one by rizzo should help.

Thank you!