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Abstract #2086

Pseudo 3D DWI of the Female Pelvis: A Potential Means of Increasing Staging Accuracy

Martin D. Pickles1, Lindsay W. Turnbull1

1Centre for MR Investigations, University of Hull, Hull, East Yorkshire, UK

DWI is increasingly used to stage gynaecological malignancies. Traditionally to acquire DWI a 2D approach has been implemented. To fully assess the uterus and cervix DWI acquired in the sagittal plane and perpendicular to the long axis of the uterus/cervix would be advantageous. Obviously, these additional sequences would lead to an increased total scan time. In this work we describe the acquisition of a 3D DWI sequence that not only provide a means of reformatting DWI in any desired plane but also facilitate registration/fusion with other imaging while maintaining an acceptable imaging time.