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Abstract #0704

Breast Diffusion-weighted Imaging at 3 and 7 Tesla: Comparison Study

Lenka Minarikova 1 , Wolfgang Bogner 1 , Olgica Zaric 1 , Katja Pinker-Domenig 1 , Thomas Helbich 1 , Siegfried Trattnig 1 , and Stephan Gruber 1

1 High Field MR Centre, Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

The purpose of this study was to compare bilateral breast-DWI with sub-mm-resolution (0.9mm2) at 7T with 3T (1.4mm2) in the same patients. The results suggest that breast 7T DWI can be performed with significantly higher spatial resolution than at 3T, with comparable SNR. Therefore, 7T DWI in breast cancer has the potential to improve lesion detection and/or differentiation. In addition, the high resolution of 7T DWI at b=0s/mm2 has very similar contrast as STIR and could, therefore, potentially replace additional T2-weighted MRI and save measurement time.

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