BraCoil: Smart bra-shaped MRI breast coil

French ANR programme – International collaboration, France-Austria (2017-21)

Involvement : Leader of WP4 (Motion-compensated reconstruction)

Main collaborators : University of Vienna (Austria), IR4M (Orsay)

Description :

BraCoil aims at developping new hardware and software tools to improve MR mammography. Bra-shaped flexible MRI coils are being developed (Vienna and IR4M partners) to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of breast MR images, and motion correction techniques are developed to allow the examination to be performed in the supine position (as opposed to the prone position in today’s clinical practice), with the patient breathing freely during the whole examination.