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Abstract #1932

Improved Estimation of Muscle Water Diffusion Properties Using Dixon Imaging

Bruce M. Damon1, Jane H. Park, J. Herman Kan1

1Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

Diffusion imaging may reflect muscle damage in a manner distinct from T2, but can be confounded by fat infiltration. In this work it is shown that by combining asymmetric spin-echo Dixon imaging with diffusion measurements, improved estimates of the water diffusion properties of skeletal muscle can be obtained.