Maximum intensity projection (MIP) image demonstrates moderate to marked symmetric background parenchymal enhancement bilaterally.
WHY IT MATTERS:
1. Background parenchymal enhancement is reported on all breast MRI’s. The four categories are:
2. Background parenchymal enhancement is assessed as either symmetric or asymmetric. The MIP image gives a good overview of both breasts.
Background Parenchymal Enhancement at Breast MR Imaging: Normal Patterns, Diagnostic Challenges, and Potential for False-Positive and False-Negative Interpretation (RadioGraphics, 2014)