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Abstract #3259

Towards a General Approach for Skeletal Muscle DTI Acquisition & Post-Processing

Martijn Froeling1,2, Aart J. Nederveen2, Maarten R. Drost3, K. Nicolay1, Gustav J. Strijkers1

1Biomedical NMR, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, Netherlands; 2Department of Radiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands; 3Department of Human Movement Science, School for Nutrition, Toxicology & Metabolism, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands

In this study we present a generalized strategy for acquiring and post processing of in vivo skeletal muscle DTI data in order to correct and minimize the above complications. The approach is demonstrated with fiber tractography of skeletal muscle in five regions of the human body : lower back, pelvic floor, upper leg, forearm and masticator muscles.