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Abstract #0885

High-resolution Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of the Breast with Multiband 2D RF Pulses and a Generalized Parallel Imaging Reconstruction

Valentina Taviani 1 , Marcus T. Alley 1 , Suchandrima Banerjee 2 , Bruce L. Daniel 1 , and Brian A. Hargreaves 1

1 Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, 2 Global Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare, Menlo Park, CA, United States

We developed a novel technique for high-resolution bilateral diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the breast that allows the same resolution and similar image quality as clinically available reduced-FOV methods. The longer scan time necessary for the extended coverage was less than 5 minutes for aquisition of images with 2 b-values. With respect to conventional DWI, the proposed technique offers improved anatomical delineation, reduced distortion and more robust fat suppression.

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