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1.5T Breast - General Hospital St. Jan, Brugge, Belgium

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Casselman, Jan, M.D., Ph.D. Brugge, AZ St. Jan AV

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This release 2.6 ExamCard contains a coronal T2w TSE and coronal dynamic THRIVE sequence for diagnostic breast MR imaging. An optional coronal DWI scan is added.

 

Automated post-processing (subtraction 3-1) is integrated in the ExamCard for the dynamic THRIVE sequence.

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T2w TSE DWI b1000
T2w TSE
DWI b1000
THRIVE Subtraction
THRIVE
Subtraction

Contrast agent / injection protocol

A power injector is used for the intravenous contrast administration. Gadolinium dose is 0.2 cc per kg body weight. Dosage speed is 2 cc/sec. A saline flush of 15 cc is applied at the end.

 

The injector and the dynamic scan are started at the same time. An injection delay of 90 sec is applied on the injector. In this way the start of the gadolinium injection is synchronized with the start of the second dynamic scan without interruption of the scanner noise. This way patient movement between the first (mask) and following (post gadolinium) dynamics is prevented.

Post-processing / analysis

DynaCAD is used for post-processing. A dedicated hanging protocol is used.


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Achieva 1.5T
Release 2
Body, Breast, Women's health
 

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