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MRI scans are very sensitive and can see small broken blood vessels in the brain
as we all get older, we are more at risks for small broken blood vessels in the brain.
these can look like small bright spots on T2 weighted MRI images.
these are micro (small) angiopathic (from blood vessel issues) ischemic (poor blood flow) changes
they are not from strokes
but from small broken blood vessels in the brain
we can sometimes even see small broken blood vessels in our skin as we get older
let me know if you have questions.