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Abstract #2339

Accelerating Acquisition of RESOLVE-DWI with Simultaneous Multi-slice (SMS) Technique in Diagnosing Breast Lesions

TAO AI1 and Liming Xia1
1Radiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, HUST, Wuhan, China

Readout-segmented echo planar imaging (RESOLVE) has demonstrated its high diagnostic performance in breast with sharper Images, better lesion-background contrast and higher spatial resolution. However, long scan time (multi-shot strategy) may significantly decrease its clinical application due to possible motion artifacts and limitation of more complex diffusion approaches. Simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) technique allows for rapid realization of breast MR imaging, which may serve as a superior alternative for the diagnosis of breast lesions. In study , SMS was implemented into DWI to reduce the scan time by factor of 2-4, while maintaining the same anatomic coverage and basic image quality.

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