Bernadette Marie Kaufman1, Yoshinori Hamamura1, Ashok Menon1, Jovan Jevtic2
1MR, Invivo, Pewaukee, WI, USA; 2Engineering, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI, USA
MR Mammography is a rapidly growing area of diagnostic imaging. It has been found useful for screening, diagnosis, staging, therapy-monitoring and pre-surgical planning. With the advent of high-channel count MR systems and parallel imaging techniques, RF technology must keep pace. Based on the different needs for excellent diagnostic MR imaging and interventional capability, a coil system was developed to meet both sets of requirements. A diagnostic coil was developed to exploit RF technology to achieve high signal and parallel imaging capability. An interventional coil was paired with it to achieve high SNR imaging and maximum interventional access.