hi mithriel, thanks for the reply and i'm interested to hear a bit of a different perspective on the results and readings of them...haven't actually seen the report or the scans or anything yet, so yes, all i know is what the receptionist told me. which i think was 'that there were no focal abnormalities to explain the symptoms'. i'd assumed that if any lesions showed up the neurologist would have wanted to see me. who know though, maybe she does know about these little ones and CFS. was interesting too, i was talking to a friend who is a radiographer the same day and she was saying that so much depends on the person who is operating the system and their expertise and experience (she's hoping to do the MRI training soon and i was surprised to find that it's a couple of years long). bring on that day of understanding, answers and certainty!!