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Abstract #0188

BraCoil – a wearable one-size-fits-all breast coil for 3 T MR mammography

Michael Obermann1, Lena Nohava1,2, Sigrun Roat1, Roberta Frass-Kriegl1, Onisim Soanca1, Bernhard Gruber1, Jean-Christophe Ginefri3, Jacques Felblinger2, and Elmar Laistler1
1High Field MR Center, Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, 2IADI, Inserm, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, 3Laboratoire d’Imagerie Biomédicale Multimodale Paris Saclay (BioMaps), CEA, CNRS, Inserm, Université Paris-Saclay, Paris, France


In this work, we present a new approach for MR mammography with a wearable light-weight coil array (“BraCoil”) covering both breasts and the sentinel axillary lymph nodes. The coil can be worn like a vest over a T-shirt and used either in prone or supine position. The presented design might be able to overcome numerous shortcomings of the current state-of -the-art in breast imaging by improving sensitivity, comfort and intimacy, shortening measurement time and may thereby eventually enable large-scale breast cancer screening without ionizing radiation.

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