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Abstract #2300

Effect of Flip Angle on Fat Quantification by Dixon Techniques

Chavez A, Bydder M, Middleton M, Sirlin C
University of California

An important clinical use of Dixon techniques is to quantify fat deposition in organs such as liver. Because the amount of fat deposition relates to the severity and progression of disease, a reliable method to quantify fat would be a valuable tool for diagnosis and follow up of patients. The purpose of this abstract is to develop a reliable MRI method to quantify fat.