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First widely useful measurement standard for breast cancer MRI

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed the first widely useful standard for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast, a method used to identify and monitor breast cancer.

03/30/2016

Photo: Woman holds a medical device

NIST engineer Katy Keenan holds a new "phantom" that will help standardize magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast. This phantom mimics the response of human breast tissue to test the performance of MRI systems; ©von Dauster/NIST