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Abstract #1014

Quantitative Magnetic Susceptibility Mapping (QSM) in Breast Disease Reveals Additional Information for MR-Based Characterization of Carcinoma & Calcification

Ferdinand Schweser1,2, Karl-Heinz Herrmann1, Andreas Deistung1, Marie Atterbury1,3, Pascal A. Baltzer, Hartmut Peter Burmeister, Werner Alois Kaiser, Jrgen R. Reichenbach1

1Medical Physics Group, Dept. of Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology 1, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany; 2School of Medicine, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany; 3Dept. of Physics, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States

During the last 20 years MR mammography (MRM) has proven to be a powerful and highly sensitive modality to detect and study breast cancer. However, the diagnosis of breast carcinoma in early stage is still challenging. In this initial study, we demonstrate, for the first time, that clinical application of quantitative magnetic susceptibility mapping (QSM), a novel technique in the breast is feasible and may provide additional information about breast lesions potentially improving clinical diagnoses.