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Abstract #4111

A Fast and Simple Post-Processing Procedure for the Correction of Mis-Registration Between Sequentially Acquired Stations in Whole-Body Diffusion Weighted MRI

Matthew D. Blackledge1, Dow-Mu Koh1, Matthew R. Orton1, David J. Collins1, Martin O. Leach1

1CR-UK and EPSRC Cancer Imaging Centre, Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton, United Kingdom

A simple post-processing algorithm is described to correct for station mis-alignment and intra-station discontinuities in signal intensity in whole-body diffusion weighted imaging. The technique is demonstrated on a volunteer study and on a patient data set. A significant improvement in image quality compared to currently available correction methods is observed in both cases.