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Abstract #3304

Diffusion tensor hepatic MR imaging with parallel imaging technique for the evaluation of focal hepatic lesions

Ichikawa T, Haradome H, Araki T, Soh H
Yamanashi Medical University School of, Yamanashi Medical University School of

Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) with parallel imaging may conduct more detailed imaging analysis for the diffusion phenomenon in the liver because DTI can provide information regarding not only amount of diffusion (apparent diffusion coefficient: ADC) but also anisotrophic direction of diffusion (fractional anisotrophy: FA). The purpose of this study was to determine whether DTI with parallel imaging was useful for the characterization of focal hepatic lesions. DTI with parallel imaging technique allow raising the precision in diagnosis of differentiating benign from malignant hepatic lesions with the combination of ADC and FA measurements.