Hi, Steven Smith.

On April 19th, we performed a brain MRI scan. Here are your results.

Brain Anatomy

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Frontal Lobe

The frontal lobe is located toward the front, behind the forehead. It is important for controlling behavior, personality, learning, and movement.

Temporal Lobe

The temporal lobe is the side part of the brain, beneath the temples. It is important for processing and making sense of auditory input (hearing), as well as understanding speech and language

Occipital Lobe

The occipital lobe is the back part of the brain, and is important for processing and interpeting visual stimuli from the eyes.

Parietal Lobe

The Parietal lobe is the middle part of the brain, located behind the frontal lobe, and contains the areas that control sensation (touch) for the entire body.


Cerebellum means 'little brain'. This region is located in the back of the head, just below the occipital lobe. Its function is to coordinate and regulate muscular activity.

Brain Stem

This is the primitive part of the brain that controls basic vital functions like breathing.

Full Report

Below is the original text of your brain MRI report.

Helpful explanations about each section are interspersed with the original report text (shown in blue).

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Full Report

Here is the original text of your brain MRI report.

Click on any highlighted term to read about its meaning.


This side explains the sections of your MRI report to help you understand how your radiologist examines the images of your brain.

Indication: Headaches, leukemia on chemotherapy rule out white matter disease, Gphone Migraine without aura, not intractable, without status migrainosus, C91.01 Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, in remission (CMS-HCC) provided.

The indication section states the reason why your doctor ordered this particular study. Often there will be diagnostic code information included in this section. The diagnostic code information may list symptoms or health conditions potentially related to the reasons why you and your doctor thought you needed the imaging study.

Comparison Exams: None

The comparison section lists any studies you had done in the past that were referenced to see if there were any changes.

Technique/Protocol: Standard adult brain protocol

The protocol section describes the technical aspects of the scan (how the images were acquired).


This part of the report describes what the radiologist sees on your images. The radiologist will often comment on both normal and abnormal structures using specific, descriptive medical terms.

No abnormal enhancement.

There is no acute cortical infarct, intracranial hemorrhage, mass, or mass-effect.

Periventricular white matter T2 hyperintense foci compatible with chronic small vessel ischemic change.

The extra-axial spaces, basal cisterns, ventricles and sulci are normal.

Intracranial flow-voids appear normal.

The orbits, cranium, mastoid sinuses, and visualized paranasal sinuses are unremarkable.


Mild chronic small vessel disease. Brain MRI is otherwise unremarkable.

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Ryan Short

Ryan Short MD

Duke Radiology