MRI Case 9

52 y/o F presents for diagnostic MRI. What is the diagnosis of the left breast finding?


  • Can be simple or complicated
  • Bright on T1-weighted imaging due to blood products
  • Fat-fluid level may be present 
  • Thin peripheral enhancement around the cavity may be present, characteristically a benign finding
  • Nodularity or thick rim could suggest positive margins or recurrence

Related Radiology Article: Drukteinis JS, Gombos EC, Raza S, Chikarmane SA, Swami A, Birdwell RL. MR imaging assessment of the breast after breast conservation therapy: distinguishing benign from malignant lesions. Radiographics. 2012 Jan;32(1):219-34.