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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Mri (Definition)

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


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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Mri Of Breast (Definition)

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


Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more