Debra Strick Rivera1, Jack W. Judy2,
W Gilbert Clarke2,
1Neurophysics, Max Planck Institute,
Early-detection of breast cancer is unreliable, and of increased importance due to encouraging results of intraductal application of chemotherapy. We present a prototype radio-frequency transceiver for intraductal microspectroscopy, including soak-tests and heating studies. We demonstrate that the microcoil prototype is capable of resolving fat and water spectra in a sample with 5000-fold fewer spins than a state of the art matrix coil.