Seniors May See Brain Shift from Vessel Ischemia

The bright white spots that show up on brain scans in older people may be a manifestation of disease and not just a benign byproduct of aging, according to a prospective study.

Leukoaraiosis is the radiologic term for nonspecific white matter T2 signal hyperintensities that show up on structural brain MRI. Also known as small vessel ischemia, the bright spots are thought to be the result of microangiopathic damage and their clinical importance has been debated.

via Seniors May See Brain Shift from Vessel Ischemia.

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