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can doctors tell me what does white matter on the brain mean?

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Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
See below: The brain is composed of white and gray matters. Gray matter is where the higher brain functions take place and the white matter usually transmits those functions. I believe you're refering to white matter changes seen on MRI or ct. These are nonspecific & may be seen with chronic small vessel changes from diabetes or hypertension or from multiple sclerosis or other problems.
Answered on Jan 19, 2018

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