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Abstract #3184

Susceptibility Weighted Imaging of the Spinal Veins

kinya ishizaka1, kohsuke kudoh2, noriyuki fujima1, yuri zaitsu1, satoshi terae1, makoto sasaki2, hiroki shirato1

1Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan; 2Advanced Medical Research Center, Iwate Medical Univeristy

The purpose of this study is to evaluate visualization of normal spinal veins.Twenty healthy volunteers were scaned, the anterior median vein , posterior median vein , right and left anterior radiculomedullary veins , and right and left posterior radiculomedullary veins and Sulcal vein were identified in 20, 13, 9, 3, 2, 6 and 0 subjects, respectively. SWI of the spine is feasible, and can offer us an useful informations of spinal veins, not only for the anatomical information, but also for the oxygen metabolism.