MRI-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy performed at 3 T with a 9-gauge needle: Preliminary experience

Basak E. Dogan, C. Huong Le-Petross, Jason R. Stafford, Neely Atkinson, Gary J. Whitman

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2012



  • 3 T
  • Breast MRI
  • MRI-guided breast biopsy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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