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Abstract #0546

Sodium Imaging of the Prostate at 3T

Daniel Hausmann1, Simon Konstandin2, Frank G. Zllner2, Stefan Haneder1, Friedrich Wetterling2, Armin M. Nagel3, Dietmar J. Dinter1, Stefan O. Schnberg1, Lothar R. Schad2

1Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medicine Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany; 2Computer Assisted Clinical Medicine, University Medicine Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany; 3Department of Medical Physics in Radiology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany

The mutiparametric MR imaging approach of the prostate involves functional sequences to increase the specificity of the evaluation of prostatic lesions. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of 23Na imaging and the feasibililty of quantification as a tool of possible additional value for multiparametric imaging of the prostate in a clinical setting in human volunteers at 3 T.