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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

  • Appropriate FOV


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