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Abstract #4543

Quantitative Evaluation of Fat Suppression Techniques for Breast MRI at

Chen Lin1, Laurie Owens1, Hal Kipfer1, Helmuth Schultze-Haakh2, Brian Dale2

1Department of Radiology and Imaging Science, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, United States; 2Siemens Healthcare, Marlven, PA

Quantitative assessment of the quality of fat suppression in breast MRI with four different techniques, conventional quick fat (QFS), spectrally selective adiabatic inversion recovery (SPAIR), water only excitation (WE) and two point dixon (2PT DIXON) was made at 3.0T. The result demonstrates similar but inferior performance for QFS, SPAIR and WE. While 2PT DIXON is shown to provide superior fat suppression, further development is needed.