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Abstract #4724

High Directional Coherence in Renal Cortex as Shown in Diffusion Tensor Imaging

Ming-Cherng Wu1, Yu-Chun Lin1,2, Chung-Huang Hsieh1, YauYau Wai1,3, JiunJie Wang1,3

1Department of Medical Imaging and Intervention, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, LinKou, Tao Yuan, Taiwan, Taiwan; 2Department of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung University; 3Department of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, ChangGung University

Renal cortex is the part of renal columns that contain the renal corpuscles and the renal tubules. The direction of water diffusion is consistent, which was properly reflected in the map of InterVoxel Diffusion Coherence. Diffusion Tensor Imaging in kidney were acquired from a 3T scanner. InterVoxel Diffusion Coherence detected high uniformity of the eigenvector distribution in the renal cortex. In the other hand, low Fractional Anisotropy in the corresponding regions suggested diffusion isotropy within cortex.