Technology | October 11, 2006

Breast MR Unit Images Entire Chest Area

Breast MR Unit Images Entire Chest Area

The AURORA 1.5T Dedicated Bilateral Breast MRI System with patented RODEO fat and ductal tissue suppression technology offers fully integrated biopsy capabilities, automatic individualized PATIENT SHIM for ease of use and a DICOM compatible physician workstation which allows 3-D reconstructive views. It has full coverage of both breasts, chest wall and axillae in a single bilateral scan without any compromise in image resolution.
The flared table design, incorporating feet-first entry, improves patient comfort and allows greater access to the breasts for biopsy intervention. It provides you with the total solution in breast MRI for applications, including evaluation of patients at high risk for breast cancer, local breast cancer staging, lesion characterization, monitoring of cancer therapy, and occult cancer detection. Aurora's RODEO technology provides robust fat-suppressed, magnetization transfer contrast in an efficient high-resolution MR image acquisition.

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Images in a 55-year-old screening participant. (a, b) Normal digital full-field mediolateral oblique (a) and craniocaudal (b) mammograms (BI-RADS category 1) show a heterogeneously dense breast (ACR category C). (c) Screening ultrasound image shows normal findings (BI-RADS category 1). (d) MR-guided biopsy enabled us to confirm the presence of an invasive high-grade triple-negative cancer (no special type [NST], pT1b, N0, M0). (d) Breast MR image shows a suspicious enhancing mass (arrow) in the left breast (BI-RADS category 5). Image courtesy of the Radiological Society of North America.

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