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  • Your Donations in Action

    Restriction Spectrum Imaging for Breast Cancer Imaging

    February 1, 2016

    2015 RSNA Research Resident Grant recipient Rebecca Rakow-Penner, M.D., Ph.D., will evaluate and further develop a diffusion MRI technique called restriction spectrum imaging (RSI) for breast cancer imaging.

    “RSI provides a mathematical framework for separating small spherically isotropic diffusion (representing tumor nuclei), from less restricted unwanted signal, and also corrects for B0 field inhomogeneity artifacts” said Dr. Rakow-Penner. “The technique has the potential to improve errors due to distortion and non-invasively reflect tumor grade.”

    Donations to the RSNA Research & Education Foundation fuel the research and development that keep radiology in the forefront of medicine. Learn more at RSNA.org/Foundation.

    Clinical Breast team
    Clinical breast team, pictured from left to right: Mohammed Eghtedari, M.D., Ph.D., Rebecca Rakow-Penner, M.D., Ph.D, Haydee Ojeda, M.D., Ajay Rao, M.D.