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Abstract #1226

Diffusion-weighted MR imaging of hepatocellular carcinoma with single-shot echo-planar imaging : Assessment of early response to transcather arterial chemotherapy embolism(TACE)

weijun p, bin w
cancer hospital

Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWMRI) enables noninvasive characterization of tissue biology on the basis of their water diffusion properties. DWMRI should be sensitive to reveal several physiologic and morphologic characteristics of tissue associated with the slow or fast diffusion of water molecules. These characteristics include cell density and tissue viability, as well as changes in tissue in response to various treatments. In this work, we explore to study the feasibility of using DWMRI with breath-hold for upper abdominal organ like liver and to evaluate the use of DWIMRI for early assessment of hepatocelluar carcinoma(HCC) response to transcather arterial chemoembolism (TACE)