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Abstract #3740

Investigation of Vibration Induced Artifacts in Clinical Diffusion Weighted Imaging of the Brain

Madison Berl1, Lindsay Walker2, Joelle Sarlls3, Carlo Pierpaoli4

1Children's Research Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States; 2Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, United States; 3STBB, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States; 4NICHD, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, United States

We expand on a systematic vibration artifact in three important ways: 1) the artifact is more widespread than first described, 2) we offer another potential solution to reduce the artifact and 3) identify that the artifact may be the basis of a clinical misinterpretation that has been cited as evidence to change policy and practice.