Dot-like hemosiderin spots on gradient echo T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging are associated with past history of small vessel disease in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.

@article{Imaizumi2004DotlikeHS,
  title={Dot-like hemosiderin spots on gradient echo T2*-weighted magnetic resonance imaging are associated with past history of small vessel disease in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage.},
  author={Toshio Imaizumi and Yoshifumi Horita and Masahiko Chiba and Yuji Hashimoto and Toshimi Honma and Jun Niwa},
  journal={Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={251-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Lipohyalinosis is considered an important cause of cerebral small vessel disease (SVD), including hypertensive intracerebral hematoma (ICH) and lacunar infarction. Dot-like low-intensity spots (dot-like hemosiderin spots [dotHSs]) on gradient-echo T2*-weighted (T2*-w) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been histologically diagnosed as old microbleeds associated with microangiopathies (lipohyalinosis, amyloid angiopathy) and located in territories of perforating… CONTINUE READING