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Abstract #0348

How Fast is “Fast MRI” for Breast Cancer Screening?

Emily F. Conant1, Arijitt Borthakur1, Mitchell D. Schnall1, and Susan P. Weinstein1

1Department of Radiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, United States

We compare the scan and total study times from a newly implemented abbreviated MR protocol (AP) for breast cancer screening consisting of localizer, T2-STIR, and single pair of pre- and post-contrast 3D T1 sequences to similar times from our full MRI screening protocol. A retrospective analysis was performed using scan time data obtained from image dicom files as well as data from the Radiology Information System (RIS) for technologist activity times to determine the variance between the two protocols. The results of this study will help guide operational value improvements and estimates for appropriate pricing for the newly implemented AP for breast cancer screening.

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