A 43-year-old member asked:
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what does scar tissue look like on mri?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: Sometimes not visible, but if large enough appears like an increased density (white appearing). Mri is good for visualizing differing density of soft tissue, including scars.
Answered on Oct 1, 2013

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