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hyperintense

adjective hy·per·in·tense \ -in-ˈten(t)s \

medical Definition of hyperintense

:appearing as a bright or white spot or region in images of the brain (such as those produced by MRI)
  • hyperintense lesions

hyperintensity

play \-in-ˈten(t)-sət-ē\ noun plural hyperinties
    • They used an M.R.I. scan to measure brain volume and white matter hyperintensities, a radiological finding indicative of vascular damage.
    • —Nicholas BakalarThe New York Times28 Feb. 2012

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