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Abstract #0798

Water and Fat Suppressed Proton Projection MRI (WASPI) Study on Bone Specimens After Proton-Deuteron Exchange

Haihui Cao1,2, Jerome L. Ackerman, 2,3, Guangping Dai, 2,3, Mirko Hrovat4, Melvin J. Glimcher, 2,5, Yaotang Wu, 2,5

1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital , Boston, MA, United States; 2Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States; 3Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, United States; 4Mirtech, Inc, Brockton, MA, United States; 5Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, United States

Questions have arisen as to the nature of the molecular species giving rise to the short-T2 proton signal in Water- and fat-suppressed proton projection MRI (WASPI), a noninvasive means to image bone. In this study we use deuterium exchange to identify the source of proton signal in WASPI.