7T high resolution breast MRI
Brown R, McGorty K, Stefanescu C, Peck N, Wang Y, Moy L, Lee R
Although at 1.5T, the limited sensitivity and specificity of breast MRI prevent it from replacing mammography for screening among higher-risk young women, the quality of breast MRI at 7T should be significantly improved due to the intrinsically high signal-to-noise ratio. We have constructed a 7T breast coil and scanned ten volunteers. Our findings prove that at 7T, high resolution (0.3x0.3x0.8mm3) in vivo breast images can be easily obtained, and milk duct and glandular tissue structure can also be identified.