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3.0T Bilateral breast - Fletcher Allen Health Care

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Braff, Steven, M.D. Burlington, Fletcher Allen Health Care USA
White, gretchen Burlington, Fletcher Allen Health Care USA

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ExamCard to assess breast tissue for suspected pathology, and is especially helpful for patients who have had unilateral breast cancer.

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Bilateral breast
Scan 1Survey
Scan 2Reference scan
Scan 3Ax T1W TSE
Scan 4Ax T2W with fat sat
Scan 5Dynamic test
Scan 6THRIVE - dynamic
Scan 7THRIVE - high resolution post-contrast

First two scans are multistack survey and SENSE reference scan.

 

T1W TSE is to assess anatomy. Axial T2W with fat sat is to assess suspected pathology, bright signal.

 

An axial 3D dynamic test is for fat suppression. 

 

The high resolution THRIVE is to better visualize anatomy.

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Survey Ax T1W Ax T2W
Survey
Ax T1W
Ax T2W

Patient preparation

Position the patient prone, head-first, arms extended superiorly to head.

The SENSE Breast coil is used.



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