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Question: Flow voids - are they abnormal

 tiffairy - Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:10 pm

I just noticed that my most recent MRI showed "flow voids in the major intracranial vessels" yet the impression came back as normal other than a Chiari Malformation. Exactly what are flow voids?
 Dr. Leigh Anderson - Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:23 am

User avatar This is a normal finding. Essentially, MRI can not see moving blood and the blood vessels look empty (thus the term flow void). Do not worry about.

Good luck

Dr. Anderson
 tiffairy - Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:28 am

 Dr. Leigh Anderson - Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:37 pm

User avatar You are Very Welcomed

Dr. Anderson

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