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Abstract #2601

SWI-Based Method for Emphasizing Susceptivity Changes on Liver T2* Multi-Echo Gradient-Echo MRI

Maria Filomena Santarelli1,2, Nicola Martini2, Vincenzo Positano, 12, Alessia Pepe2, Daniele De Marchi2, Luigi Landini, 1,3, Massimo Lombardi2

1Institute of Clinical Physiology, National Research Council (CNR), Pisa, Italy; 2Tuscany Foundation "G. Monasterio", Pisa, Italy; 3Information Engineering, EIT, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

A method is suggested, based on a SWI approach, that increases the contrast between tissues of different susceptivity, in liver T2* multi-echo gradient-echo images.