First Clinical Experiences with Simultaneous Multi-Slice Accelerated Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Throughout the Body

Dr. Valentin Tissot (CHRU, Brest, France) presents cases throughout the whole body that demonstrate that Simultaneous Multi-Slice (SMS) helps to accelerate diffusion-weighted imaging in almost all clinical cases where DWI is commonly applied. Robust results and good image quality can be achieved with an SMS factor of 2, which allows one to achieve near 2-fold acceleration. He also shows that ADC values are highly reproducible between the conventional and the accelerated technique. [...]

Invasive lobular carcinoma

Clinical history: 59 year old female presented for breast MRI after the ultrasound-guided core biopsy of a 10 x 11 mm mass in the 4 o’clock axis of the left breast showed invasive lobular carcinoma. [...]

Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (Moderately Differentiated)

A 44-year-old female presented with an abnormal right breast imaging by routine screening mammography. She then obtained a breast ultrasound, which showed a solid mass in the right breast measuring. A core needle biopsy was performed revealing intraductal adenocarcinoma. An MRI was the obtained to evaluate the extent of the disease. [...]