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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|
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.
|tiffairy - Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:28 am|
|Dr. Leigh Anderson - Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:37 pm|
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