stand4hope Posted December 18, 2004 Share Posted December 18, 2004 Happy Friday to all our experts, but I'm going to ask some questions even if it is the weekend. We got hubby's MRI & CT results today and there are a few things on the reports that I would like your spin on what they mean. The CT scan was basically stable, and I only have one question on it. What is radiation fibrosis and is this anything to be concerned about? The brain MRI showed two new lesions, one on the left side frontal horn, and the other on left side frontal lobe. We understand this ok. We don't like it, but we understand it. It also said: "There is an area of hemorrhage within an area of abnormal enhancement, representing a metastatic lesion. The metastatic is unchanged in size since the prior study." Should we be concerned about this "hemorrhage"? In addition, it said: "Both vertebral arteries and both carotid arteries demonstrate signal voids, indicative of rapidly flowing blood." Huh? This sounds more like stroke stuff to me. What does this mean? Lastly, the report refers to one of the new lesions as a "new metastatic lesion", but it refers to the other new lesion as a "new metastatic nodule". What's the difference between a lesion and a nodule? You are all so wonderful to make yourselves available to answer our questions. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Love, Peggy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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