A 28-year-old female asked:
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how can the difference between a "hyperintensity" and a tumor be made? what is the difference? how can you tell if a hyperintensityis a tumor or not?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
No clue: Not sure what you mean. Is this from a radiology report? I suggest you discuss it with the doc who ordered it so he/she can put it in context.
Answered on Apr 6, 2014

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