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A 44-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are hyperintense signals in breast mri?

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Dr. Kamran Janjua
Radiology 23 years experience
Need context: "hyperintense" means "bright" signal on either t1 or t2 (more likely) weighted sequences. These mean different things, and thus more info is needed. You can learn more about MRI scanning (in text and video) here: http://www.Conciergeradiologist.Com/how-does-mri-work.Html. Be sure to check out related pages on the site to learn more about all things mri, especially as it relates to your case.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Hyperintense: on an MRI image means bright signal. The significance of hyperintense signal depends on the technical parameters of the scan. Depending on various technical settings, hyperintense can imply one thing on one sequence, and the opposite on another.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

What do hyperintense signals in breast MRI mean?

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Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Usually benign: Glandular tissue and cysts can do this and are most often seen when the MRI is done later in the menstrual cycle. Concerning findings are masses that get bright with contrast and have other features that suggest cancer.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2017

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