DWI OF THE SPINE WITH A NON-CPMG SINGLE-SHOT FAST SPIN-ECHO SEQUENCE: INITIAL EXPERIENCE
Tali T, Celik A, Celikyay F, Le Roux P, Oner A
Gazi University School of Medicine
There are limited number of researches on spinal DWI, and it has been particularly used for the distinction of acute benign osteoporotic and malignant vertebral compression fractures. The purpose of this study is to prospectively evaluate the improvement in the signal to noise ratio (SNR), with the use of a newly developped non-Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (non-CPMG) single-shot fast spin-echo (ssFSE) sequence, in the DWI of the spine and its affect on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements.