I have a question about brain MRIs. Why might there be white lines (look like parentheses) either side of ventricles on brain MRI? Thank you.
Changes on a MRI in MS are most often considered to be demyelination, BUT there are exceptions. Patients can have other causes of a change on MRI. Also, some MRI pictures may be blurry or have artifacts on them that do not represent real change. It is important for a treating neurologist to review the films to help determine what any changes represent.
Benjamin M. Greenberg, MD, MHS
Vice Chair of Translational Research and Strategic Initiatives
Cain Denius Scholar of Mobility Disorders
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Department of Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center