Radiology/Brain MRI scan


My MRI  scan brain shows the following results
two small focal flair hot spots  in either frontal lobes subcortically.
Mild Peri ventricular gliosis.
Age related mild diffuse atrophy.
Mild asymmetrical prominance of temporal horn on right side as compared to left side.

The radiologist says all the above are age related. I am 53 years old. Is he correct.

Hello, Rajesh.

I am not a physician, so would not presume to contradict a radiologist's report. If you have any doubts about this report, I recommend you ask for a second opinion from another radiologist. To make it completely unbiased, choose a radiologist from a different office or hospital for the second opinion.

That said, there are a number of normal age-related changes that happen all over the body as it ages. So I wouldn't be surprised if a second opinion would be exactly the same as this first report.

Hope this helps,


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I am not qualified to interpret diagnostic imaging or to diagnose disease. Please consult a physician for that information. I am the photographer. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.


I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology.

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