Breast MRI Clinical Image Review Category B: Positioning and Anatomic Coverage (Revised 12-12-19)
Modified on: Fri, 13 Dec, 2019 at 11:23 AM
Proper breast positioning and anatomic coverage are important components of breast MRI exams. The field-of-view (FOV) and breast coverage must be adequate for accurate diagnosis of breast cancer. Specific image acquisition planes are not specified and are left to the discretion of the facility. The following aspects of positioning will be evaluated:
Adequate breast tissue inside the coil
Proper positioning of the breast within the coil
Properly positioned nipple
Coverage of the entire breast, from the axillary tail to the inframammary fold
Absence or minimization of skin folds
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