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I just had an MRI/DTI of my brain for possible

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Posted on Sat, 29 Dec 2018 in General Health
Question: I just had an MRI/DTI of my brain for possible alcoholic dementia. It was a T2/FLAIR and DMI -- both with and without contrast. I have the disk and understand the technology, but confused on how white matter would appear on T2 and T2/FLAIR and Diffusion Tensor Imaging.
Is white matter dark on T2? An are ventricles blackish due to flair? Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 41 minutes later
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Csf is dark In Flare

Detailed Answer:
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I read your query and here is my advice.

Cerebrospinal fluid is bright in T2 and white matter is dark.
In Flare Cerebrospinal fluid is dark and white matter is white.

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