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Abstract #4518

Microstructural Assessment of Dental Tissues by Quantitative MRI Using Ultra-Short Echo Times (UTE): Initial In-Vivo Evaluation

Sad Boujraf1,2, Christian Hofmann1,3, Johannes Ulrici4, Erich Hell4, Bernd Haller3, Volker Rasche1

1Department of Internal Medicine II, University Hospital of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; 2Department of Biophysics and Clinical MRI Methods, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Fez, Fez, Morocco; 3Department of paraodontology, Dental University Clinic of Ulm, Ulm, Germany; 4Sirona Dental Systems GmbH, Bensheim, Germany

This work demonstrates the application of in-vivo UTE-MRI for assessing hard-tissue features of teeth with sufficient spatial-resolution and tissue-contrast within reasonable scan time.