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Abstract #4647

Optimization of a 3D Dixon MR Imaging Techniques for Fat / Water Quantitation

sunder s. rajan1, David Thomasson2, Ronald Ouwerkerk3, songtao liu3, Ahmed m. Gharib3

1Div of physics, fda/cdrh/osel, Silver Spring, MD, United States; 2Radiology & Imaging Sciences, National Institutes of Health, MD; 3National Institute of Digestive and Diabetes and Kidney Diseases

Using a well characterized serial dilution lipid-water phantom we were able to simulate signal intensity results to determine the appropriate range of sequence parameter values over which we could experimentally validate measured lipid-water ratios on existing clinical 2D technique as well as using a recently available 3D Dixon technique.