OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of 3-T vacuum-assisted large-bore core biopsy of lesions detected with MRI of the breast. CONCLUSION: Our preliminary experience revealed that 3-T MRI-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy is a safe and effective interventional method that enables accurate biopsy of lesions identifed with a 3-T MRI system. Artifacts on 3-T images did not result in failed biopsy; therefore, 3-T MRI systems can be used reliably for both diagnostic and interventional breast studies.
- 3 T
- Breast MRI
- MRI-guided breast biopsy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging