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Abstract #1867

Preoperative Supine Breast MRI for Surgical Planning: Comparison of Dynamic Contrast Enhancement Curves to Prone Diagnostic MRIs

Stephanie L Perkins1,2, Brian A Hargreaves1,2,3, and Bruce L Daniel1,2

1Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, 2Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, 3Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

Dynamic contrast-enhanced breast imaging is typically performed in the prone position, but supine breast MRI is desirable for patient comfort and better correspondence to the surgical position. We have developed a breath-held multiphase supine bilateral DCE breast imaging protocol with Dixon fat-water separation. In this work, we compare the DCE curves to those from the prone diagnostic MRIs in 6 tumors. The shape of the curves is generally preserved, demonstrating that our supine scans are limited primarily by resolution, as opposed to SNR or motion.

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