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Abstract #1469

Evaluation of 3D Extended Echo Train T2-Weighted Imaging for the Characterization of Breast Lesions

Catherine J. Moran1, Brian A. Hargreaves1, Manojkumar Saranathan1, Bruce L. Daniel1

1Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

T2-weighted images contribute to differential diagnosis in breast MRI. In this work we evaluate a clinically available high-resolution 3D extended echo train T2-weighted acquisition in comparison to a conventional Fast Spin Echo acquisition in 27 breast MRI patients. Depiction of lesion morphology, lesion signal intensity, and the discernment of benign from malignant lesions are assessed for each sequence. Potential diagnostic implications of the utilization of 3D T2-weighted imaging in the breast are also noted.