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Abstract #4565

Isotropic 3D T2-Weighted MR Imaging for Female Pelvis with 3 Tesla MRI: Feasibility Study

Junko Takahama1, Satoru Kitano1, Aki Takahashi1, Nagaaki Marugami1, Megumi Takewa1, Takahiro Itoh1, Toshiaki Taoka1, Kimihiko Kichikawa1

1Radiology, Nara Medical University, Kashihara, Nara, Japan

The aim of this study was to compare the quality of images obtained with 3D T2-weighted sequence with the quality of conventional 2D T2-weighted images on 3.0-T MRI. Thirty consecutively registered patients were reviewed and analyzed quantitative measures of contrast and image quality. Three-dimensional volumetric T2-weighted images on 3.0T MRI are of content quality and give better anatomical recognition than conventional 2D images and have the added advantage of multiplanar and postprocessing capabilities.