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Question by  Cass722 (29)

What do UBO's on a brain MRI mean?

My son recently had a brain MRI, all the technician would tell me is that he has several UBO's present in his brain.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

UBOs, or unidentified bright objects, identified on a brain MRI are no more than what they say, unidentified and almost always inconsequential. There are theories as to why these lesions occur, but without a specific cause, these lesions are merely curiosities to physician.

posted by Anonymous
not just curiosities to this physician. it is true that they often mean nothing. But sometimes they have serious causes and things like multiple sclerosis must be ruled out. USUALLY they are harmless.  add a comment

Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Unidentified Bright Objects on an MRI might be areas in the brain that indicate damage such as a lesion or scar tissue. This could be the result of migraines, lupus, or transient ischemic attacks also known as mini-strokes.

posted by Anonymous
I believe they are the brain equivalent of blowing a fuse. I have migraines and told I have more of these than the average person. I now have a continuous flash of light in my vision and I think I'm stroking out.  add a comment

Answer by  vineetha20 (120)

UBO is an unidentified bright object which is not a normal finding. They are areas of enhanced T2 signal intensity. UBO's are useful in diagnostic purposes in cases such as paediatric Neurofibromatosis.


Answer by  Anonymous

the term UBO is used when the nature of an abnormal image seen on MRI is not determined


Answer by  Anonymous

what did this MRI results mean: No evidence of cerebral atrophy or bleeding into the past Frncimti Individual centers with high signal of white matter in both hemispheres

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