Breast MRI: Fundamentals and Technical Aspects by R. Edward Hendrick PhD, FACR (auth.)

By R. Edward Hendrick PhD, FACR (auth.)

Breast MRI has emerged as a helpful diagnostic adjunct to mammography and breast ultrasound within the detection of fundamental and recurrent breast cancers and as a major screening device in ladies at excessive possibility for breast melanoma. nonetheless, many radiologists who depend on MRI don't have wisdom of the basics necessary to attaining and holding excessive photograph caliber. With a spotlight at the uncomplicated imaging ideas of breast MRI instead of on mathematical equations, this booklet takes a pragmatic method of breast imaging that is helping radiologists increase their breast MRI protocols. The textual content walks the reader in the course of the fundamentals of MRI, making it in particular obtainable to newbies. From a close define of apparatus necessities for acquiring prime quality breast MRI to directions on the best way to optimize photograph caliber, improved discussions on the best way to receive optimized dynamic info, and examples of excellent and undesirable imaging concepts, the booklet covers the themes correct to appearing top of the range breast MRI. by means of offering the foremost features of breast MRI in a simple demeanour and with transparent photographs, this useful booklet merits all practitioners trying to raise their operating wisdom and competence in breast MRI, and can be of worth to citizens getting ready for board assessments in diagnostic radiology.

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5 T from nuclei other than hydrogen. 4). This is because increasing the sensitive volume of the receiver coil increases the noise measured by the receiver coil, assuming some additional tissue is present in the larger sensitive volume. On the other hand, increasing the volume of the receiver coil does nothing to improve signal strength, since the signal comes only from the restricted slice or volume targeted by the pulse sequence. Thus, receiver coils that are best in terms Basic Components of an Magnetic Resonance Imaging System 35 of maximizing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) are those that just fit the anatomy of interest, without including additional tissue.

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