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Abstract #1481

Magnetic Resonance Elastography of the Cerebellum

John Zhang1, Michael Green1,2, Ralph Sinkus3, Lynne Bilston1,4

1Neuroscience Research Australia, Randwick, NSW, Australia; 2University of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia; 3Centre de Recherches Biomdicales Bichat-Beaujon, INSERM U773, CRB3, Paris, France; 4Prince of Wales Clinical School, University of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia

The mechanical properties of the cerebellum have never been measured previously, despite the cerebellum's importance in both neurological disease and trauma. This study presents the first measurements of cerebellum viscoelastic properties, made using MR elastography in human volunteers. The results show that the cerebellum is significantly softer than the cerebral hemispheres.