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Abstract #4652

Does the Measurement of Liver and Vertebral Fat Content Influenced by R2* Effect in T2*-IDEAL: A Comparison Study with 3-Point IDEAL and MRS in Healthy Volunteers

Chun-Jung Juan1, Hing-Chiu Chang2,3, Chih-Yung Yu1, Chang-Hsien Liou1, Cheng-Yu Chen1, Chun-Jen Hsueh1, Hung-Wen Kao1, Chih-Wei Wang1, Hsiao-Wen Chung1,3, Guo-Shu Huang1

1Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Applied Science Laboratory, GE Healthcare Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan; 3Institute of Biomedical Electronics and Bioinformatics, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

By simultaneous acquisition of all echoes in one TR interval, T2* IDEAL is superior to 3-pt IDEAL by allowing either larger spatial coverage or higher resolution. Whether the fat content measured by the T2* IDEAL method is influenced by the R2* effect of tissue or not is an important concern but remains ambiguous. In this study, we verify the fat content measurements of liver (lower R2* value) and vertebra (higher R2* value) in both methods compared to the MRS method. Our results show no statistical difference of liver and vertebral fat content in T2* IDEAL and 3-pt IDEAL methods.