Fabian Hilbert1, Tobias Wech1, Henning Neubauer1, Simon Veldhoen1, Thorsten Alexander Bley1, and Herbert Köstler1
imaging (EPI) is usually applied to acquire diffusion-weighted images. While EPI
is fast in acquiring an entire image, it brings along distortion artifacts.
Turbo spin echo (TSE) acquisitions require more time than EPI, but avoid
distortions. Purpose of this study was to compare TSE and EPI for diffusion
tensor imaging of the human kidney. We found similar mean diffusivity with EPI
and TSE. Fractional anisotropy provides good corticomedullary contrast with
both methods TSE and EPI. TSE is a practicable alternative to EPI for diffusion
tensor imaging of the kidney.