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Abstract #0267

Development and Evaluation of a Quantitative Brain Atlas @1.5T and Its Application to MS

Veronika Ermer1, Heiko Neeb2, N. Jon Shah1,3

1Institute of Neurosciences and Biophysics, Research Centre Juelich, Juelich, Germany; 2RheinAhrCampus Remagen, University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Remagen, Germany; 3Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, RWTH Aachen University, JARA, Aachen, Germany

The use of standard brain atlases is well established in the MR community, but none of the commonly utilised standard brains or atlases provide quantitative information. Especially for human brain imaging, qMRI is an attractive method to study changes in the brain caused by diseases. Within the framework of qMRI, this work reports on the development of the first quantitative brain atlas for tissue water content. This atlas can be used as a reference for the comparison of the absolute water content of the brain of patients with pathological changes to that in healthy volunteers.