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Abstract #1721

Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Forearm's Nerves

Stein D, Neufeld A, Graif M, Assaf Y
Tel Aviv University

In this study we have shown that successful imaging of the forearm's nerves can be achieved using DTI with the help of a sleeve filled with an inert liquid to abduct the air away from the forearm, thus reducing possible susceptibility induced artifacts. From the DWIs, FA, ADC, Dparallel, Dperpendicular maps have been calculated and their values extracted and compared, proximally and within the carpal tunnel (CT). We found that at the CT FA values are elevated while the ADC, Dparallel and Dperpendicular values are significantly reduced. The presented work has potential applications in PNS diseases studies such as CT syndrome.