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Abstract #1030

Assessment of High Spatial Resolution 3D T2W Fat Nulled Images: a Comparison with 2D T2W Fat Sat Images

Martin D Pickles 1 , Daniel Litwiller 2 , and Lindsay W Turnbull 1

1 Centre for Magnetic Resonance Investigations, HYMS at University of Hull, Hull, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 2 Global MR Applications and Workflow, GE Healthcare, Rochester, MN, United States

Further improvements in the specificity of MR breast are required. Recently, a 3D FSE T2W modified 3-point DIXON technique (CUBE-IDEAL) became available. The purpose of this work is to evaluate CUBE-IDEAL and compare against traditional 2D T2W FSE fat saturated images. Sixty-nine patients were imaged on a 3.0T scanner. The results of this assessment suggest a similar level of performance overall. However, a number of key points should be underscored. Firstly, CUBE-IDEAL did outperform FSE at fat nulling. Secondly, CUBE-IDEAL can be reformatted into any plane. Thirdly, CUBE-IDEAL presents a time saving over the traditional FSE sequence.

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