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Abstract #1944

A Simple Isotropic Phantom for Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging

Els Fieremans1, Antonio Pires1, Jens H. Jensen1

1CBI, Radiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, United States

Heat-treated heavy dairy cream is shown to have a diffusion coefficient and a diffusional kurtosis similar to values for in vivo brain and may therefore serve as a practical and inexpensive phantom for testing diffusional kurtosis imaging (DKI) protocols intended for neuroimaging applications. A feature of the phantom is that the fat/water shift may be exploited to provide a nontrivial consistency check. This phantom may be particularly useful as a calibration reference for multicenter and longitudinal investigations.