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Assessing a Suspicious Breast Nodule: MRI, Ultrasound and Expert Radiologists

This is a perfect example of how we use multi-modality tools the same day of the patient visit to reduce the instances of “false positives” and increase accuracy in diagnosis in breast care. Even the latest and greatest technology often isn’t enough on it’s own. That’s why having expert specialists onsite with access to multiple diagnostic modalities provides such a immediate, accurate and reassuring service to the patient. SYMPTOMS: The patient presented with a history of breast cancer (diagnosed two years prior) that had been treated with left inferior lumpectomy and radiation. A post-treatment MRI showed a 5 mm enhancing focus left upper outer. Patient had a negative mammogram. Mother had breast cancer at age 60. A high resolution bi-lateral 3T breast MRI was performed with a dedicated diagnostic breast coil. An expert women’s imaging radiologist interpreted the MRI while...

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3T in Womens Imaging

Why is 3 Tesla MRI so important in Women’s Imaging? In women’s imaging, detail is of utmost importance.  When evaluating anatomy such as millimeter-sized breast lesions, or detecting uterine anomalies, utilizing the highest resolution possible makes a world of difference. Magnetic Field Strength is one of the key dynamics that contributes to production of higher quality images, thinner slice thickness and potentially earlier detection of pathology. Magnetic field strength is measured in “Tesla” units. A “Tesla” (1T) is equal to 20,000 times the pull of Earth’s magnetic field. Therefore, our 3T MRI scanner is 60,000 times stronger than the pull of Earth’s magnetic field. Relative to diagnostic imaging machines, the 3Tesla MRI scanner at Siker Medical Imaging has a magnetic field strength ten times more powerful than that of many Open Architecture MRI scanners in use today, in turn...

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