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Abstract #2647

Diffusion-Weighted Imaging of the Abdomen with Readout-Segmented (RS)-EPI

Samantha J. Holdsworth1, Stefan Skare1, Shreyas S. Vasanawala1, Roland Bammer1

1Radiology, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in the abdomen has proven useful for the various pathologies including liver lesion characterization and diagnosis of diffuse renal disease. However, image distortions arising from the use of EPI has shown to be problematic. In this work we explore the use of readout-segmented (RS)-EPI for DWI of the abdomen and show that it may be a useful method for reducing geometric distortion and blurring.