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Abstract #4519

In-Vitro Quantification of Dental Filling Induced Artifacts in Dental Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Ultrashort Echo Time (UTE) at 3 Tesla

Sad Boujraf1,2, Christian Hofmann1,3, Regina Maschka3, 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

The aim of this study is assessing the sensitivity of UTE-MRI to artifacts induced by dental filling-materials, and to compare the resulting artifact levels in UTE Images to conventional 3D-spin-echo and 3D-gradient-echo techniques