MRI Findings

Had my MRI first thing Monday, here’s what the findings look like:

Limited views of the lung bases demonstrate no significant pulmonary opacities. No pleural effusions.

The liver is normal in size and contour. Numerous hepatic lesions are seen. The largest lesion measures approximately 2.1 x 5.2 cm in segment 2 (series 12 image 45), similar to recent CT. Lesion in segment IVb measures approximately 2.6 x 3.8 cm (series 12 image 59), similar to prior exam. Lesion in segment 5 measures approximately 2.0 x 2.3 cm (series 12 image 81), similar to prior exam. There is a minimally complex cyst in segment 5 measuring 1.1 x 1.5 cm (series 12 image 87), similar to prior exam. Numerous other smaller lesions are identified throughout the liver, some of which are not definitively seen on prior CT. While lesions are better visualized on MRI, differences in lesion size and number are likely related to differences in imaging modality. The portal and hepatic veins are patent. There is no intra or extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation. The gallbladder is present. The spleen is normal in size and appearance. The pancreas is normal in appearance. There is no peripancreatic inflammation. The adrenal glands are normal in appearance. There is no pelvicaliectasis. There are no suspicious renal masses.

There is no abnormal bowel dilatation, and there is no focal or diffuse bowel wall thickening. There is no free air or free fluid in the abdomen. There is no retroperitoneal or mesenteric lymphadenopathy. The abdominal aorta is normal in caliber. The aorta and the central aspects of its branch vessels are patent.

There are no aggressive appearing osseous lesions.

Multifocal hepatic metastatic disease, similar in appearance to most recent prior CT. Differences in lesion number and size are likely related to differences in imaging modality. Recommend attention on follow-up exams.

I can’t go into analysis on this, as it appears they just got a better look at all of the lesions in my liver. Probably looks like a minefield in there. At least that seems to be the extent of my issues, nothing else is going on in me, I can take some sort of relief in that at least. I can also take some comfort in knowing that the one organ we humans have that can regenerate, is the one they need to cut out.

“So I got that going for me…. which is nice.”

Ironically the damned organ that started this whole mess (colon) looks and functions as it’s supposed to now, and is of secondary concern. Just figures. Gunga galunga.

9 thoughts on “MRI Findings”

  1. I’m going off the “So I got that going for me” path you are on. Hang in there Eric. I’m sure we all hang on every word you say and are praying and crossing fingers and anything else we can do. It’s not the what sometimes, it’s the how. 🙂 You are doing the how, the way we all would hope to do it! XOXO Love to the fam…

  2. I can only imagine how tired you must be by now but the MRI sounded pretty good and things headed in a positive direction. Keep up the good fight.

  3. Lots of good news in there, man. Regenerative organs…simply amazing. Peace, hope, and love to you, E-Love.


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