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Abstract #1157

Use of Probabilistic Diffusion Tractography to Improve Visualization in Skeletal Muscle Tractography

Yoshikazu Okamoto1, Kiichi Tadano2, Tomohiko Masumoto3, Yuji Hirano3, Tomonori Isobe2, Manabu Minami3

1University of Tsukuba Hospital , Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; 2University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan; 3University of Tsukuba Hospital, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

The purpose of this study is to elucidate whether the probabilistic diffusion tractography (PDT) method is useful for visualizing skeletal muscle tractography, especially for gtangledh muscle fibers.And in conclusion, we successfully tracked skeletal muscle using the PDT method. PDT appears to be especially useful for demonstrating tangled muscle fibers, like SOL. Scan parameters using more MPG directions can produce better visualization.