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1.5T Breast - University of Chicago

Newstead, Gillian, M.D. Chicago, University of Chicago


Download ExamCard MammoTrak 16ch

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ExamCard purpose

These release 2.6 Examcards are optimized for diagnostic breast imaging with the MammoTrak breast coils.


The ExamCards contain an axial T2w VISTA and axial dynamic eTHRIVE sequence. Both scans have equal and high in-plane resolution combined with equal and thin slices.


Automated post-processing is integrated in the ExamCard for the dynamic eTHRIVE sequence.


The 'CK DYNAMIC' protocol is used to check the quality of the fat suppression in the eTHRIVE sequence.


The 'Prep Only' sequence only performs preparation steps and is used to manually check the center frequency (F0).


A step-by-step workflow description of this ExamCard can be downloaded below.

ExamCard overview

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T2w VISTA Dynamic eTHRIVE Subtraction
Dynamic eTHRIVE

Contrast agent / injection protocol

A power injector is used for contrast administration. Gadolinium dose is 0.1 mmol per kg body weight. Dosage speed is 2 cc/sec. A saline flush of 15 cc is applied at the end.

The gadolinium injecton is started at the same time as the (manual start of the) second dynamic scan.

Post-processing / analysis

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

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