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Abstract #3072

Diffusion Tensor and Non-Gaussian Diffusion-Weighted Imaging in Spine and Spinal Cord in vivo

Masaaki Hori1, Issei Fukunaga2, Yoshitaka Masutani3, Nozomi Hamasaki4, Koji Kamagata2, Atsushi Nakanishi2, Keigo Shimoji2, Koichi Asahi2, Yuriko Suzuki5, Sh

1Radiology,, School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan; 2Radiology, School of Medicine, Juntendo University, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan; 3Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan; 4Juntendo University Hospital, Japan; 5Philips Electronics Japan, Ltd, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

The purpose of this exhibit is to present the optimal sequences and their parameters for DTI in the spine and spinal cord, including clinical cases. Moreover, recent introduced diffusion technique, non-Gaussian diffusion imaging in vivo will be also presented. In some condition that it is difficult for radiologists to reach comprehensive diagnosis with conventional MR imaging in clinical cases, complementary combination use of DTI or non-Gaussian DWI and conventional MR imaging will be helpful for diagnosis of spine and spinal cord disease.