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Table 1 Main discriminating descriptors between benign and malignant etiology of unilateral primary breast edema

From: Unilateral primary breast edema: Can T2-weighted images meet the diagnostic challenge?

  Benign descriptors Malignant descriptors
MRI dynamic sequences Non-enhancement
Homogenous enhancement
Rim enhancement
Heterogeneous
T2-weighted sequence Collections or abscess cavities
Bright/intermediate T2 signal
Dark T2 signal