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Breast Mri Shows Lesion And White Spots
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
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?
Recent ultra sound shows 9mm complex hypoechoic lesion in left breast 1:00 position. MRI of breast 3 months ago clean. Dr says to revisit in 6 mos. Should I be concerned?
Breast lesion: Followup can be sooner, or a second opinion could be considered ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that a breast MRI can pick up problems in other parts of the body such as the kidneys?
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is a test in which a person's breasts are scanned using a strong magnetic field, without x-rays. Breast MRI does not replace breast mammograms or ultrasound scans, but MRI used to verify suspicious findings on mammogram/ultrasound, or to screen very high risk women (with a strong family history of breast cancer), or to look ...Read more
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