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Abstract #2336

Diffusion-Weighted Breast MRI in the Supine Position

Catherine J. Moran1, Matthew J. Middione1,2, Valentina Mazzoli1, Bruce L. Daniel1, Daniel B. Ennis1,2, and Brian A. Hargreaves1
1Radiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, 2Veterans Administration Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging has shown strong potential to be the centerpiece of a breast MRI screening protocol that does not require a contrast injection. Breast MRI is conventionally performed in the prone position but supine positioning could increase patient comfort and alignment of MRI findings with other interventional procedures. Here we investigate six multi-shot DWI breast protocols with supine positioning in assymptomatic volunteers. Over all images quality and trade-offs between motion artifacts, distortion and images sharpness are characterized.

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