Reactive sclerosis: Hyperintense appearance on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging

KANBEROGLU K., Kantarci F. , Yilmaz M. H.

ACTA RADIOLOGICA, cilt.46, sa.7, ss.708-715, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02841850510021788
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.708-715


Osteosclerosis is defined as increased density of bone on X-ray imaging studies. It is known that osteosclerosis appears hypointense on both T1 and T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging sequences. In this review, we present our experience in various sclerotic skeletal pathologies that appear hyperintense on T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging. We emphasize the possible pathophysiological mechanisms that may cause this appearance, such as bone marrow edema and/or composition of newly formed bone.