Medical Dictionary

hyperintense

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

Medical Definition of hyperintense

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

hyperintensity

\-in-ˈten(t)-sət-ē\ play noun plural

hyperintensities

They used an M.R.I. scan to measure brain volume and white matter hyperintensities, a radiological finding indicative of vascular damage.—Nicholas Bakalar, The New York Times, 28 Feb. 2012

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