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Abstract #2378

Quantitative Bilateral Sodium and Proton Breast Imaging at 3T

Gabrielle C Baxter1, Mary A McLean2, Joshua D Kaggie1, Frank Riemer3, Ferdia A Gallagher1, Andrew D James4,5, Aneurin J Kennerley5,6, Rolf F Schulte7, William J Brackenbury4,5, and Fiona J Gilbert1
1Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2Cancer Research UK, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 3Department of Radiology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, 4Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom, 5York Biomedical Research Institute, University of York, York, United Kingdom, 6Department of Chemistry, University of York, York, United Kingdom, 7GE Healthcare, Munich, Germany

Sodium (23Na)-MRI was performed using a dual-tuned bilateral 23Na/1H breast coil on four healthy volunteers. Images acquired using 23Na-MRI show a relationship between sodium concentration and diffusion properties of breast tissue. Sodium signal variations due to mild flip angle non-uniformity were observed between left and right breasts. After correction using B1 mapping, tissue sodium concentration (TSC) maps were more closely matched between breasts.

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