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Abstract #3092

Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Breast: Technical Considerations and Clinical Applications

Habib Rahbar1, 2, Matthew L. Olson1, 2, Constance D. Lehman1, 2, Savannah C. Partridge1, 2

1Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States; 2Radiology, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA, United States

Diffusion weighted (DW) breast MR holds promise as an adjunct technique to standard dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MR, a biomarker of disease subtypes, and a non-contrast screening tool. In this educational exhibit, we review the technical considerations and current evidence for clinical applications of this promising MR technique. We also highlight areas requiring further research to allow widespread implementation of this technique into clinical breast MR protocols.