iCliniq logo

Ask a Doctor Online Now

HomeAnswersNeurologymri of brainI have non-specific foci in my MRI reports. Please review.

I had an MRI of brain for tinnitus. Please explain the cause.

The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At August 24, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 17, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am 50 years old. I had an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of my brain. The reason for MRI was tinnitus. I received my report. There are white matter foci of increased T2 intensity. It is related to a microvascular ischemic disease. I also had an MRI before five years. I did MRI because I was dizzy at that time. The result was a few small foci of increased signal intensity seen within the white matter which was nonspecific. These are nonspecific, and they reflect small vessel ischemic change.

Answered by Dr. Aida Abaz Quka


Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. These MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings do not indicate any serious medical condition (attachment removed to protect patient identity). They could be related to small vessels with chronic changes, arterial hypertension or a migraine. There is no specific cause for these underlying findings. Do you suffer from a migraine or arterial hypertension? I would recommend taking a baby Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic acid with Dextrose) daily to stop the progression of these changes. A healthy lifestyle is also helpful.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka


Community Banner Mobile
By subscribing, I agree to iCliniq's Terms & Privacy Policy.

Ask your health query to a doctor online


*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy