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Abstract #4634

Comparison of MR Elastography and DWI for Assessment of Hepatic Fibrosis

James F. Glockner1, Christine U. Lee1, Richard L. Ehman1

1Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States

Hepatic MR elastography and DWI with low and intermediate b-values were performed in 29 patients with suspected chronic liver disease. ADC measurements for both b-values demonstrated a negative correlation with hepatic stiffness as determined by MRE. The range of variation of in stiffness values is larger than that of ADC values, suggesting that MRE may be more sensitive to small variations in hepatic stiffness.