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What does my scan test result indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: What does mild diffuse brain atrophy atrophy of normal aging mean?


What does mild diffuse brain atrophy of normal aging mean? what medication need?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Mild atrophy is normal part of aging

Detailed Answer:
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You recently had either a CT san or an MRI which showed mild defuse cerebral atrophy. This is normal aging of the brain. The brain literally shrinks as we get older. It doe not indicate any disease and is not something we can treat. This is completely normal.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ronald Schubert (8 minutes later)
Brain CT- Scan Report
Technique: Brain axial CT scan without IV contrast
Findings
     Normal brain parenchyma with normal gray matter differentiation
No hematoma or shift of midline structures No pathological calcification
Demonstrated

     The ventricles and sulci are slightly diffusely prominent: there is no extra axal fluid collection
     Both eye globes are symmetrical and in place, the optic nerves are also symmetrical no intra/extra ocular mass detected.
     The paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cell are clear and well aerated



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Mild diffuse brain atrophy of normal aging

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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Normal CT scan

Detailed Answer:
Yes this is a normal report for a CT scan of the brain from a person in their 60s. There is nothing wrong here and nothing you can do to reverse or treat the brain atrophy.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What does my scan test result indicate?

Brief Answer: Mild atrophy is normal part of aging Detailed Answer: Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns You recently had either a CT san or an MRI which showed mild defuse cerebral atrophy. This is normal aging of the brain. The brain literally shrinks as we get older. It doe not indicate any disease and is not something we can treat. This is completely normal. I hope I answered your question. If you have any additional questions please contact us again