A 52-year-old male asked:
mri few punctate t2 and flair hyperintense foci in the periventricular white matter, likely related to chronic small vessel ischemia.what it means.
2 doctor answers
Dr. Michael Gabor answered
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
These are: age-related changes, common incidental findings usually of little or no clinical significance.
Answered on Sep 5, 2018
Dr. Bert Liang answered
Specializes in Neurology
Other history: It depends on other aspects of your history, from social habits (eg. smoking) to medical history (eg. high blood pressure) and everything in between. Since context is everything, suggest you speak to the health care provider who ordered the MRI to have a more detailed discussion.
Answered on Jun 5, 2018
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