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Abstract #1739

Application of Zoomed EPI and PTX for Breast Diffusion Weighted Imaging.

Christian Geppert1, Christopher B. Glielmi2, Ryan Brown3, Linda Moy3, Josef Pfeuffer4, Eric E. Sigmund3

1Siemens Medical Systems, New York, NY, United States; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, New York, NY, United States; 3NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, United States; 4Siemens Healthcare, Erlangen, By, Germany

In breast DWI, typically EPI based methods are used which are prone to characteristic artifacts, such as spatial distortion due to gradient nonlinearity or eddy currents. This study demonstrates the use of 2D-selective RF excitation from a 2-channel parallel transmit system (pTX) to a) overcome these distortions and b) allow the user to restrict the acquisition volume to the breast alone (zoomed EPI).