Breast MRI

Fundamentals and Technical Aspects

  • R. Edward Hendrick

About this book

Introduction

Breast MRI has emerged as a valuable diagnostic adjunct to mammography and breast ultrasound in the detection of primary and recurrent breast cancers and as an important screening tool in women at high risk for breast cancer. Still, many radiologists who rely on MRI do not have knowledge of the fundamentals essential to achieving and maintaining high image quality. With a focus on the basic imaging principles of breast MRI rather than on mathematical equations, this book takes a practical approach to breast imaging that helps radiologists improve their breast MRI protocols. The text walks the reader through the basics of MRI, making it especially accessible to beginners. From a detailed outline of equipment prerequisites for obtaining high quality breast MRI to instructions on how to optimize image quality, expanded discussions on how to obtain optimized dynamic information, and examples of good and bad imaging techniques, the book covers the topics relevant to performing high quality breast MRI. By presenting the key aspects of breast MRI in a straightforward manner and with clear images, this practical book benefits all practitioners seeking to increase their working knowledge and competence in breast MRI, and is also of value to residents preparing for board exams in diagnostic radiology.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Detection Cancer Diagnosis Contrast Agents Imaging MR Protocol MR Safety MR Spectroscopy MRI MRI Physics Principles radiology

Authors and affiliations

  • R. Edward Hendrick
    • 1
  1. 1.Breast Imaging Research (retired) Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast CenterNorthwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-73507-8
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-73506-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-73507-8
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