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Abstract #0832

Comparing the breath-hold, respiratory-triggered and free-breathing techniques in the diffusion-weighted imaging for the evaluation of focal liver lesions on a 3.0T system

Zhuo Shi1, Xinming Zhao1, Ouyang Han1, and Lizhi Xie2

1Department Of Imaging Diagnosis,Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing China, Beijing, China, People's Republic of, 2GE Healthcare, MR Research China, Beijing, Beijing, China, People's Republic of

DWI plays an important role in detecting and characterizing liver lesions or tumors. There are three kinds of liver DWI acquisitions are commonly used in hepatic DWI: breath-hold , respiratory-triggered´╝îfree-breathing. This work compares the advantages and disadvantages of diagnosing focal liver lesions, to find the best acquisition sequence for different situations.

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