Improved MR Images of Breast Lesions with Fast Spectroscopic Imaging
Annual rept. 15 Sep 2001-14 Sep 2002
CHICAGO UNIV IL
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The goal of this research is to use high spectral and spatial resolution HiSS MR imaging to improve images of human breast. Our work on the application of HiSS to improve anatomic and functional imaging was first described in a paper in Academic Radiology. Related work from this laboratory is presented in a number of other publications. Work from other laboratories shows that closely related methods also provide advantages for anatomic and functional MRI. Our funding from the Army has supported implementation of HiSS on clinical scanners and preliminary tests of the method in women with normal breasts and women with breast lesions. The results demonstrate that HiSS provides improved fat-suppression, contrast and edge delineation compared to conventional imaging. The funded work resulted in several publications listed in this report. We are continuing to optimize this method and are applying for additional funding so that it can be tested in a larger group of women.
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy