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Abstract #3011

Do Advanced MRI Techniques Add to Confidence in Diagnosis of Patients Scanned Using Conventional Breast MRI Sequences?

Frederick Kelcz1, Leah Henze2, Alisa K. Johnson1, Walter F. Block2

1Radiology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States; 2Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States

In an ongoing study, for 18 patients with breast lesions we tested whether advanced MRI methods (DWI, MRS, BOLD, fast temporal resolution) added to confidence in diagnosis when compared to a conventional complete breast MRI. Thus far we have found that the most common outcome is that the advanced methods are either concordant with, but do not add to the confidence in conventional diagnosis; or provide potentially confounding results that may lower confidence in the conventional findings.