High-spatial-and high-temporal-resolution dynamic contrast-enhanced MR breast imaging with sweep imaging with fourier transformation: A pilot study

Curtis A Corum, John C. Benson, Djaudat S Idiyatullin, Angela L. Snyder, Carl J. Snyder, Diane Hutter, Lenore I Everson, Lynn E Eberly, Michael Nelson, Michael Garwood

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Purpose: To report the results of sweep imaging with Fourier transformation (SWIFT) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for diagnostic breast imaging. Materials and Methods: Informed consent was obtained from all participants under one of two institutional review board'approved, HIPAAcompliant protocols. Twelve female patients (age range, 19'54 years; mean age, 41.2 years) and eight normal control subjects (age range, 22'56 years; mean age, 43.2 years) enrolled and completed the study from January 28, 2011, to March 5, 2013. Patients had previous lesions that were Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System 4 and 5 based on mammography and/or ultrasonographic imaging. Contrast-enhanced SWIFT imaging was completed by using a 4-T research MR imaging system. Noncontrast studies were completed in the normal control subjects. One of two sized single-breast SWIFT-compatible transceiver coils was used for nine patients and five controls. Three patients and five control subjects used a SWIFTcompatible dual breast coil. Temporal resolution was 5.9' 7.5 seconds. Spatial resolution was 1.00 mm isotropic, with later examinations at 0.67 mm isotropic, and dual breast at 1.00 mm or 0.75 mm isotropic resolution. Results: Two nonblinded breast radiologists reported SWIFT image findings of normal breast tissue, benign fibroadenomas (six of six lesions), and malignant lesions (10 of 12 lesions) concordant with other imaging modalities and pathologic reports. Two lesions in two patients were not visualized because of coil field of view. The images yielded by SWIFT showed the presence and extent of known breast lesions. Conclusion: The SWIFT technique could become an important addition to breast imaging modalities because it provides high spatial resolution at all points during the dynamic contrast-enhanced examination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-547
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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