Sungheon Kim1, Tess Clendenen2, Sherlin Lavianlivi1, Linda Moy1, Henry Rusinek1, Malcolm C. Pike3, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte4
1Center for Biomedical Imaging, Radiology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States; 2Epidemiology, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States; 3Preventive Medicine, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, United States; 4Environmental Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States
This study was to assess if Dixon water/fat images could be used to monitor breast volume and density changes during the menstrual cycle. Reproducibility of the volume and density measurement was assessed with data from four subjects. In addition, five healthy premenopausal women were scanned once a week for four weeks. The median breast volume was smallest in the ovulatory phase and largest in the late luteal phase. FG density was lowest at the follicular phase and highest in the late luteal phase. This result demonstrates the feasibility of using Dixon imaging to monitor the change in the breast.