Evaluation of a Novel Fat Suppression Method (ChemSAT) used with DISCO for Breast Imaging

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This project was funded by: Departmental Funds

The term of this project was: October 2016 to October 2017

The number of subjects scanned during this project was: 20

The goal of this project is to evaluate a 3D time-resolved dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI technique (called DISCO) combined with chemical fat suppression (ChemSAT) for breast MR imaging.

Specific Aims:

1. Evaluate the quality of fat suppression of ChemSAT DISCO compared to the clinical standard-of-care method.

2. Compare different parameter settings for ChemSAT DISCO and evaluate the effectiveness of the fat suppression.

3. Evaluate the signal-versus-time curve.

For each volunteer, a ChemSAT DISCO protocol will be used along with a contrast injection. In addition, a clinical standard-of-care 3D T1-weighted VIBRANT method with FatSat will be acquired for comparison.