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What does scattered small foci of t2 hyperintensity in the subcortical white matter means. this is from my mri brain w/o contrast test results?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Diagnostic Radiology 44 years experience
Small vessel disease: The latest studies point to small vessels also called microscopic vessels. These become blocked resulting in fluid in the soft tissue next to it . This so called small vessel disease or more pronounced micro vascular ischemia. These are found in just about all over 50 and sometimes even younger
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
These: are usually due to age-related microvascular changes, and are common incidental MRI findings as we age. However, there are other potential less-likely causes, so you should talk to your doctor about the significance of this finding in your particular case.
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Last updated Sep 6, 2022

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