Table 1: Semiquantitative visual rating of white matter hyperintensities.

LesionsScore

Periventricular  hyperintensities (0–6)
 Frontal caps (0–2)0: absent
 Occipital caps (0–2)1: ≤5 mm
 Lateral ventricle bands (0–2)2: ≥5 mm

White matter hyperintensities (0–24)
 Frontal (0–6)0: no abnormality
 Parietal (0–6)1: <3 mm; ≤ 5
 Occipital (0–6)2: <3 mm; > 6
 Temporal (0–6)3: 4–10 mm; ≤ 5
4: 4 mm; > 6
5: >11 mm; > 1
6: confluent

Basal ganglia hyperintensities (0–30)
 Caudate nucleus (0–6)0: no abnormality
 Putamen (0–6)1: <3 mm; ≤ 5
 Globus pallidus (0–6)2: <3 mm; > 6
 Thalamus (0–6)3: 4–10 mm; ≤ 5
 Internal capsule (0–6)4: 4 mm; > 6
5: >11 mm; > 1
6: confluent

Infratentorial foci of hyperintensities (0–24)
 Cerebellum (0–6)0: no abnormality
 Mesencephalon (0–6)1: <3 mm; ≤ 5
 Pons (0–6)2: <3 mm; > 6
 Medulla (0–6)3: 4–10 mm; ≤ 5
4: 4 mm; > 6
5: >11 mm; > 1
6: confluent