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Had breast MRI and there is a white spot. What could it be?

Had breast MRI and there is a white spot. What could it be?

There is: Not enough info to answer the question, because signal intensity varies depending on what particular MRI sequence is being performed, and whether or not IV contrast is used. For example, a benign breast cyst is hyperintense (white) on a T2-weighted sequence, and hypointense (dark) on a T1-weighted sequence. A benign fibroadenoma may be dark on T1 without contrast, but white with contrast.

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Had deep ache in up back in one spot for over 2 yrs, I have had right breast ultrasound it was ok, mam ok. Spine MRI ok. Shoud I get MRI of breast?

Had deep ache in up back in one spot for over 2 yrs, I have had right breast ultrasound it was ok, mam ok. Spine MRI ok. Shoud I get MRI of breast?

Not necessary: It is unlikely the pain in your back is related to your breasts as long as other tests were normal. Hope the MRI of the spine was your neck. If not you might consider that. But you should talk to your doctors ad always to help find the cause

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Will affected lymph nodes show up on a bilateral breast mri?

Will affected lymph nodes show up on a bilateral breast mri?

If the: Lymph nodes are infiltrated with cancer to the extent that they enlarge or lose their normal shape, they can be detected with MRI. Of course, there are a number of other causes of abnormal lymph nodes (e.g. infectious/inflammatory processes). Microscopic invasion of lymph nodes would generally be undetectable on MRI...the lymph node would look normal.

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Breast MRI shows mass that is taller than wide, and in the color ones, all are at the higher end of the color spectrum. Could this be bad?

Breast MRI shows mass that is taller than wide, and in the color ones, all are at the higher end of the color spectrum. Could this be bad?

Taller than: Wide is usually a descriptor used with ultrasound, and is a feature that implies a higher level of suspicion. I'm not clear on your description of the color mapping/enhancement pattern. If it is red, that usually indicates a "washout" pattern, which implies a higher level of suspicion..

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Are all breast lesions showing enhancement with wash out seen on breast MRI malignant?

Are all breast lesions showing enhancement with wash out seen on breast MRI malignant?

No: Radiologists say that one of the disadvantages of breast MRI is that its specificity appears is moderate (not high), although the specificity (specificity = % of abnormal lesions that are actually cancer) has been hard to determine. Published reports give specificity values of 37% to 97%, depending on the selection of both the MRI technique and the criteria for determining cancer.

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Can fibroadipose tissue of breast show as a large nonmass hetrogeneous enhancement on breast MRI of birad 4. If not what cancer is likely to?

Can fibroadipose tissue of breast show as a large nonmass hetrogeneous enhancement on breast MRI of birad 4. If not what cancer is likely to?

Possibly.: Most Birads 4 lesions turn out to be benign. If it is cancerous, the usual suspects are in play, including invasive and in situ ducal carcinoma, with a tilt towards lobular carcinoma.

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Dimple, and linear calcifications in breast. MRI set for Mon. Morning. What will the MRI show, as opposed to mammogram and ultrasound?

Dimple, and linear calcifications in breast. MRI set for Mon. Morning. What will the MRI show, as opposed to mammogram and ultrasound?

I see: You have a history of DCIS on the right, a lump on the left, and new calcifications on the right. If you have had surgery/radiation, then post treatment scarring etc... can look suspicious on mammo/US. MRI can tell the difference. Also, MRI is better at preoperatively determining extent of disease, looking for additional suspicious areas, and evaluating the opposite breast.

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Breast MRI of non mass is 4.7cm✖️6.1cm AP✖️3.9cm big. Have small breasts does this mean chest wall invasion? Would MRI show that? If cancer

Breast MRI of non mass is 4.7cm✖️6.1cm AP✖️3.9cm big. Have small breasts does this mean chest wall invasion? Would MRI show that? If cancer

It doesn't mean: There is chest wall invasion (MRI would show it), and it doesn't mean you have cancer. Depending on other MR features, and assuming no mammogram, ultrasound, or palpable abnormalities, non mass enhancement is most likely to be benign. It may need biopsy, however, due to the small chance of malignancy.

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Do you get the results of a breast MRI immediately?

Do you get the results of a breast MRI immediately?

Usually within 24hrs: The typical breast MRI may produce 2-3000 images and a large volume of data (detailed architecture images and dye flow data) that need to be crunched, mapped and interpreted. I generally try to give the radiologist 24 hrs to produce a final read but know that they can often get results out prior to this depending on work flow and other factors.

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Does a bilateral breast mri's also see if lymph nodes are ok?

Does a bilateral breast mri's also see if lymph nodes are ok?

Maybe: The axillary nodes (actually the whole chest and upper abdomen) are included in the bmri images but the test is focused on the breast tissue. The bmri may show enlarged or even abnormal (lacking normal architecture) nodes but can't definitively tell if there are cancer cells present. The normal healing/inflam response to bx will swell nodes. Pathologic eval/biopsy of the nodes is definitive.

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Is it true that a breast MRI can pick up problems in other parts of the body such as the kidneys?

Is it true that a breast MRI can pick up problems in other parts of the body such as the kidneys?

No: Breast MRI evaluates only the breast tissue (and the very close by chest wall) and is not capable of imaging any other part of the body.

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Can a breast MRI miss breast cancer?

Can a breast MRI miss breast cancer?

Yes, it is: More than 90% sensitive for most cancers, but no test is 100%.

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How is a breast MRI typically performed?

How is a breast MRI typically performed?

Face-down: A breast MRI is performed with patients laying on their stomach, allowing gravity to move the breast tissue away from the chest wall through a hole cut out of the table. This is performed with the injection of an intravenous dye to help differentiate benign lumps from cancers.

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Already diagnosed w/StageIV IDC. Breast MRI suggests Inflamatory BC. Is that possible?

It is: Anything is possible, but a tissue diagnosis is needed, usually with a biopsy of some sort. If that shows an inflammatory cancer, then chemotherapy and RT is usually recommended first. The waiting is the hardest part, but your doctor has a methodical approach to get the answers. Take a deep breath, hang in there and good luck.

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What do hyperintense signals in breast MRI mean?

What do hyperintense signals in breast MRI mean?

There is: Not enough info to answer the question, because signal intensity varies depending on what particular MRI sequence is being performed, and whether or not IV contrast is used. For example, a benign breast cyst is hyperintense (bright) on a T2-weighted sequence, and hypointense (dark) on a T1-weighted sequence. A benign fibroadenoma may be hypointense on T1 without contrast, and hyper with contrast.

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

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

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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Can you tell me the difference between breast MRI and mammography?

Can you tell me the difference between breast MRI and mammography?

About $2000: Mammograms are the"gold standard" for breast cancer screening because they miss few cancers (~10%) and are inexpensive. Mris are more sensitive than mammograms and are especially useful for women with very dense breast tissue, however they are very expensive. If you do get an MRI we still recommend mammograms because microcalcifications are better seen that way.

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How many days should I wait to hear results from my breast MRI with contrast? 4/26/13, results faxed 4/29&4/30.

How many days should I wait to hear results from my breast MRI with contrast? 4/26/13, results faxed 4/29&4/30.

Don't wait!: Be a squeaky wheel. The next day, call your doctor or ask to speak to the radiologist. In my practice the studies are usually read the same day and then the referring physician can access the report immediately. This may not be true for the radiology group which has performed your study, but you can probably move your study to the top of the queue just by asking.

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