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Abstract #2606

Investigating Iron Deposition in Hepatic Diseases Using Susceptibility Weighted Imaging - Initial Experiment

Yongming Dai1, Daoying Gen2, Jiani Hu3, E.M. Haacke3

1Siemens Ltd China, Healthcare, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Shanghai, China; 2Fudan University affiliated Huashan Hospital, Shanghai, China; 3Wayne State University, United States

In this study, susceptibility weighted imaging has been extended from human brain to abdomen for iron deposition research of hepatic diseases. From the inital result, susceptibility weighted imaging could correlate the degree of hepatic iron overloaded of patients with their clinical examination results well. It seems that susceptibility weighted imaging will be a promising method alternative to conventional T2, T2star methods for iron deposition research.