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Abstract #2121

Image quality of silicone-specific STIR Cube-FLEX MRI for breast implant imaging

Kanae K. Miyake1,2, Debra M. Ikeda1, Jafi A. Lipson1, Jeong Seon Park1, Lloyd Estkowski3, and Bruce L. Daniel1

1Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, United States, 2Radiology, Rakuwakai Otowa Hospital, Kyoto, Japan, 3GE Medical Systems

3D Fast-Spin-Echo MRI with Short Tau inversion recovery fat suppression and 2-point Dixon decomposition of water and silicone signal (STIR Cube-FLEX or “Si-Cube”) is a recently developed silicone-specific sequence providing isotropic, high-resolution 3D datasets that are easily reformatted into any plane. We performed a reader study to evaluate the image quality of Si-Cube in 39 females, and found Si-Cube is robust to artifacts and has equivalent image quality to conventional 2D silicone-specific sequences (C-2D). The ability to reformat Si-Cube images in any plane potentially obviates the need to obtain C-2D sequences in other planes, streamlining the overall implant imaging protocol.

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