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Abstract #2198

Determination of Structural Differences Between Glioblastomas and Metastases by Diffusion Kurtosis Imaging

Peter Raab1,2, Elke Hattingen2, Kea Franz3, Friedhelm E. Zanella2, Heinrich Lanfermann1,2

1Neuroradiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany; 2Neuroradiology, JW Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany; 3Neurosurgery, JW Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Diffusion kurtosis imaging evaluates the non-Gaussian diffusion pattern of water and indicates tissue structure complexity. In this diffusion study we found differences between glioblastomas and cerebral metastases, that indicate more directed diffusion in glioblastomas and a higher structural complexity in metastases.