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Abstract #2463

Intra Voxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) MRI of the Human Spinal Cord: Preliminary Results & Potentiality

Virginie Callot1, Guillaume Duhamel1, Pauline Moulin1, Patrick J. Cozzone1

1Centre de Rsonance Magntique Biologique et Mdicale (CRMBM, UMR 6612 CNRS), Marseille, France

There is a lack of MR techniques able to provide human spinal cord (SC) haemodynamic information. Dedicated methods such as ASL or VASO techniques, which currently suffer from low sensitivity or CSF contamination in the absence of ECG-synchronization, need to be improved in order to provide reliable information. In this context, the IVIM (Intra Voxel Incoherent Motion) technique could be an alternative.