A white spot on a brain MRI, referred to as white matter or a brain lesion, shows an area of injury or disease, but can result in a number of diagnoses, according to the Mayo Clinic. The potential diagnoses range from ha... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Doctors interpret spots on a brain MRI scan by analyzing the appearance of the spots and considering the patient's medical history, according to HealthTap. Aspects of the spots noted for interpretation include their loca... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging

A high T2 foci signal of the supratentorial white matter in the brain is an area of brightness in the cerebellum seen on magnetic resonance imaging scans using spin-echo pulse sequences. The bright spots are the signs of... More » Science Human Anatomy
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