hyperenhancement

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hyper- +‎ enhancement

Noun[edit]

hyperenhancement (countable and uncountable, plural hyperenhancements)

  1. Greater than normal enhancement
  2. (radiology) Greater than background-level brightness.
    • 2007, Valentin Fuster, ‎Robert A. O'Rourke, ‎Richard Walsh, Hurst's the Heart, page 675:
      For example, transmural hyperenhancements ranging from 26 to 50 percent in dysfunctional myocardial segments predicted with a less than 50 percent accuracy a postrevascularization improvement in contractile function.
    • 2007, Applied Radiology, page 14:
      One would expect the area of hypoenhancement on first-pass imaging to be larger than that of hyperenhancement on delayed contrast-enhanced imaging.