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Abstract #0365

Identifying Breast Calcification by Using Susceptibility Weighted Imaging: Optimizing Parameters for Detection of Calcifications at 3T

Ali Fatemi1, Colm Boylan2,3, Michael D. Noseworthy, 1,4

1Medical Physics and Applied Radiation Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 2Diagnostic Imaging, St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 3Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; 4Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

We have optimized corrected phase images acquired at 3T with a dedicated breast coil to detect breast microcalcification. Corrected phase images demonstrating calcifications correlate well with x-ray mammography.