Classification of white matter lesions on magnetic resonance imaging in elderly persons.

@article{Kim2008ClassificationOW,
  title={Classification of white matter lesions on magnetic resonance imaging in elderly persons.},
  author={Ki Woong Kim and James R. MacFall and Martha E. Payne},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={273-80}
}
White matter lesions, commonly seen on MRIs of elderly people, are related to various geriatric disorders, including cerebrovascular diseases, cardiovascular diseases, dementia, and psychiatric disorders. Currently, white matter lesions are divided into periventricular white matter lesions and deep white matter lesions. Although the meaning of these terms varies by study and this dichotomization itself is still in debate, a possible dissimilarity in pathogenic mechanisms between periventricular… CONTINUE READING
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