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Abstract #1040

High-Resolution 3D T2-Weighted Spin-Echo Imaging with a 16-Channel Breast Coil

Catherine Judith Moran1, Anderson N. Nnewihe1,2, Bruce L. Daniel1, Kristin L. Granlund1,3, Brian A. Hargreaves1

1Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 2Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States; 3Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

T2-weighted Imaging, as an adjunct to Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Imaging can improve the specificity of breast MRI; however, high-resolution T2-weighted acquisitions typically are limited by low through-plane resolution and long scan times. We investigate the combination of a 16-channel close-fitting breast coil and a 3D Fast Spin Echo sequence for high-resolution T2-weighted breast imaging. The performance of the 16-channel coil is compared to a commercially available 8-channel breast coil. High SNR and high-resolution T2-weighted data would allow for better depiction of fine lesion morphology while also facilitating alignment with DCE findings.