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Abstract #3338

Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Prostate: Low Anisotropies in Central Gland and Peripheral Zone in Men with Adenocarcinoma

Roebuck J, Tempany C, Rybicki F, Mulkern R, Maier S, Haker S
Brigham and Women's Hospital

High quality diffusion tensor imaging of the prostate as performed with endorectal coil technology, line scan diffusion imaging, and multiple signal averages has revealed much smaller fractional anisotropy (FA) values in the gland than previously reported. The low FA values indicate that obtaining microstructural information from the gland with DTI will be challenging, though some structure is apparent in the primary eigenvector maps.