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Which brain imaging?

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by kelseycs, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. kelseycs

    kelseycs

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    Hi,

    I don't have a diagnosis as yet but my symptoms tally better with cfs/me than anything else I've found so far.

    I'd like to get some more brain imaging (and/or testing) done because of longstanding disabling symptoms (brain fog et al - you know the ones) and some newer concerning symptoms (specifically bouts of limb numbness and paralysis).

    I have a normal MRI.

    Lassessen makes a pretty good argument for SPECT here:

    https://cfsremission.com/2014/03/04/appropriate-brain-scans-for-cfs-patients/

    though I've skipped reviewing the journal articles.

    I've seen some mention of PET, EEG, and qEEG here and elsewhere.

    So: Thoughts? Opinions? Journal articles? Lay it on me!
     
  2. kelseycs

    kelseycs

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    Bump.

    Hey, this seems to have gotten buried: but my PCP is setting me up with a neuropsychologist/psychologist for cognitive function testing and after that I am to see a neurologist so this would be a GREAT time to have this talk.
     
  3. adambeyoncelowe

    adambeyoncelowe

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    SPECT may be useful. Look for reduced blood flow in the brain stem and changes to white and grey matter.
     

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