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Abstract #2648

A Novel Whole Body Diffusion Weighted Imaging Technique with Continuously Moving Table: Preliminary Results

Yeji Han1, Sandra Huff1, Juergen Hennig1, Ute Ludwig1

1Medical Physics, Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany

Superior disease contrast and no need for extra administration of exogenous contrast medium contribute to the advantages of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) over other modalities for patient screening and treatment monitoring. However, the clinical impact of whole-body DWI (wbDWI) remains limited due to the technical difficulties of multistation approach. In this study, we have developed a continuously moving table (CMT) wbDWI method based on a STIR-EPI sequence as an alternative to currently used multistation wbDWI sequence. The preliminary results successfully demonstrate that CMT wbDWI can be a promising technique to overcome the problems of multistation wbDWI approach.