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Abstract #2899

Negative Pressure Fixation Device to Reduce Motion Artifacts on Contrast-Enhanced MR Imaging of the Breast

Balakrishnan A, Kacher D, Chavoustie S
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect on misregistration artifact when fixing the breast with a negative pressure device in contrast enhancement MRI. The device was integrated into the breast coil, and nine women underwent a breast MRI with and without the device in place. Reduction in motion artifact was observed in six of the nine women. In addition, using negative pressure on the breast enabled clearer imaging of the nipple-areolar complex and the ductal system.