Mitsue Miyazaki1,2, Pamera M. Otto3, Hitoshi Kanazawa4, Nobuyasu Ichinose4, Satoshi Sugiura4, Robert Anderson Anderson1
1Toshiba Medical Research Institute, Vernon Hills, IL, USA; 2MRI, Toshiba Medical Systems Corp, Otawara, Tochigi, Japan; 3Radiology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA; 4MRI, Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., Otawara, Tochigi, Japan
Breast Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRA is becoming a standard examination tool for small lesion detection. This study presents an initial volunteer investigation of nonenhanced breast MRA using the Fresh Blood Imaging (FBI) and Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (time-SLIP) sequences. FBI provides clear depiction of all vessels and time-SLIP provides time-course imaging of selective vessels branching from the mammary arteries.