MRI Bright Spots on the Brain

miklJuly 23, 2016
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People are often alarmed to hear a physician say there are “spots” on the magnetic resonance image (MRI) of their brain. These spots may be referred to as “unidentified bright objects” (UBO), “high signal intensity areas” (HSIA), “white matter hyperintensities,” and “nonspecific white matter changes.” White matter hyperintensities are often located next to the ventricles, […]