MRI Case 29

What MRI artifact is shown and how can it be fixed?


  • Can result in compression of breast tissue between the chest wall and center partition of the breast coil
  • As little breast tissue as possible should remain above the coil apertures 
  • High signal intensity in areas where breast tissue is adjacent to coil elements
  • Fix:
    • Technologist training to improve comfort with positioning of the breast

Related Radiology Article: Harvey JA, Hendrick RE, Coll JM, Nicholson BT, Burkholder BT, Cohen MA. Breast MR imaging artifacts: how to recognize and fix them. Radiographics. 2007 Oct;27(suppl_1):S131-45.