Basak Erguvan Dogan1, Jigfei Ma2, Gary J. Whitman
1Diagnostic Radiology, the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States; 2Imaging Physics, the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States
Using a proper, high-field-strength MR imaging system and an optimal imaging protocol are important for the accurate diagnosis of breast lesions on MRI. Difficulties involving breast positioning and choosing an appropriate imaging volume requires training MR imaging technologists and providing them with imaging-based feedback. Optimal in plane resolution and fat suppression are crucial to ensure state-of-the art image quality. Recognizing and correcting imaging artifacts such as suboptimal fat suppression, susceptibility, chemical shift, image wrap, RF noise) is essential to optimize clinical breast MRI imaging technique.